Recycled Tie Ornaments
Repurpose a beautiful old necktie one of Dad's or a thrift-store find and create a lovely ornament or springtime egg. Recycling can be inexpensive and beautiful!
STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Coordinating ribbon
- Clear fishing line
- Wire twist tie
- 1. Use pencil tip to make a 1/2"-deep hole in center of wideend of foam egg.
- 2. Carefully open wide end of necktie. Note: Sometimes back oftie is firmly sewn to a liner where tie overlaps; if so, snipthread, remove liner and then re-sew or glue tie back together again.
- 3. Slide egg, wide end first, far enough down into tie thatentire egg is covered. Hand-gather tie at wide end of egg andtrim fabric 1-1/2" beyond hand.
- 4. Carefully open cut end of tie and insert white glue intohole in egg. Use wooden skewer to push excess fabric intohole. Fabric should be smooth across surface of egg.
- 5. Cut 6" length of clear fishing line and knot ends togetherfor hanger. Apply dab of hot glue to center of narrow end ofegg and use skewer to push knot into surface.
- 6. Tightly wrap wire twist tie around necktie at narrow end ofegg; be sure hanging loop is free of fabric. Coil loose wireends around fabric to prevent snagging.
- 7. Tie ribbon into bow above egg, hiding wire twist tie.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Recycled Sweater Critter OrnamentsMilk Bottle Cap OrnamentFabric-Point Pineapple Ornaments
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