You know all those neckties you’ve bought for your dad or husband over the years? You know, the ones they get for Father’s Day, Christmas and other special occasions? Do they even wear those ties anymore? I didn’t think so. Lately, I’ve been cleaning out clutter and ran across a rather large pile of old neckties that are simply taking up closet space. So, I set out to find some creative ways to repurpose those old ties and give them new life. What I found are 25 amazing repurposing ideas that will turn those old neckties into wonderful new things for your home and garden.
First, let me say that if I can repurpose something, that’s what I’m going to do rather than throw it out or toss it into a yard sale pile. I love finding new ways to use old items and this list in particular has me really happy. That’s probably because now I have uses for all of those old neckties, which I didn’t think I would ever find. There are so many wonderful project ideas in here that will help you turn those old neckties into everything from clocks and napkin rings to jewelry and even a great t-shirt. Oh, and speaking of jewelry, if you haven’t checked out these 25 creative ways to repurpose vintage jewelry, you should totally do that right now.
Now, back to our neckties. If you don’t have a stash of old ties that you can use, you can get these at thrift stores for little to nothing. I bought an entire bag of them a few years ago for a dollar. Plus, you can normally find them at yard sales or just ask your friends and family if they have any old neckties that they want to get rid of. You’re sure to be able to find ties for these projects without spending much at all. Some of them can be used to make such fashionable clothing, too. There is even a really great scarf, and be sure to check out these 26 infinity scarves that you can also DIY.
So whether you have a stash of neckties on hand or just one or two that you want to repurpose, you’re going to find some fun and creative ways to do so. I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I have and I hope you’ll share which ones you have tried and which are your favorites.
14. Repurposed Necktie Placemats And Napkin Rings
15. Gorgeous DIY Silk Tie Flowers
I love these flowers that are made from silk neckties. They can be used to decorate so many things from wreaths and vases to clothing and even shoes. They’re pretty easy to make too and you don’t have to sew anything. You just fold them into the flower shape and hold them all together with glue.
16. Repurposed Necktie Throw Rug
You can create a beautiful, not to mention really soft, throw rug from those old neckties. You’ll have to do quite a bit of sewing for this one but it’s so much worth the effort when you see this beautiful rug that you’ve created. Use those old holiday ties that are nearly forgotten about to make a nice rug for the Christmas season or themed ties for other special occasions.
17. Fashionable Recycled Necktie Scarf
Turn his old ties into something wonderful for you. This necktie scarf is colorful and bright – depending of course on the ties that you use – and it’s really easy to make. You can create all sorts of designs by mixing and matching your ties or just use those that are similar in color and design to create something elegant and classy.
18. Gorgeous Little Necktie Skirt
I absolutely love this one! It’s a little skirt made from old neckties and it’s gorgeous. You can use those old vintage ties that are really wide at the bottom to create a really great flowered look at the hem or use more modern ties for something that is a bit more A line. However you choose to create it, this skirt is certainly something to show off and is sure to get attention wherever you wear it.
19. Repurposed Necktie Wreath
Use those old neckties to create a stunning wreath for your front door. This is great because you can use different colors to make a different wreath for all seasons. Use his spring and summer ties to make a warm weather wreath and Christmas or Thanksgiving themed ties, and those in darker colors, to make something for the holiday season. To make it, you just glue ties around a wreath form and then decorate.
20. DIY Posh Necktie Pumpkins
You can also use those silk neckties to create these elegant and posh pumpkins. These are great for decorating during the autumn months and they’re so perfectly adorable, too. Note that there is quite a bit of sewing required for this one but these pumpkins are too cute not to make, aren’t they? You could do them in brighter colors and have them on display throughout the spring and summer months as well.
21. Stylish Ruffled Neckline T-Shirt
You’ll need a t-shirt for this project, as well as a necktie in a matching or even better, contrasting color. This ruffled neckline shirt is gorgeous and so much easier to make than it looks. It turns an otherwise ordinary t-shirt into something that you could easily wear to the office or out on the town, and since it’s so easy to make, you could do several of these in different colors and designs.
22. Retro Inspired Sunburst Necktie Clock
This sunburst clock made from neckties certainly looks like something from the 1970’s, doesn’t it? You work in the sunburst effect with your neckties around a clock. I love the entire look of this and it seems so easy to put together. This would also make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves retro décor and would look great hanging in a bedroom or den.
23. Repurposed Necktie Angel
Make your own angel to grace the top of your Christmas tree or the center of your wreath this year with an old necktie. Actually, you can get two angels from each tie, a small and a large one. Use the larger one for decorations and the smaller one as an ornament or decorative pin. These are pretty easy to make, too and would be wonderful as gifts this upcoming holiday season.
24. Decorative Necktie Photo Album
Turn an ordinary looking photo album into something customized and beautiful with your old neckties. This would be a great Father’s Day gift idea or could work as a groomsmen gift as well. You just decorate the photo album with the wide ends of your ties, choosing about three that are coordinating in color and design. It’s such an easy project and makes such a gorgeous photo album when you’re finished.
25. Repurposed Necktie Throw Pillow
You can make a normal pillow look great when you add neckties for decoration. This can be a really simple project and would make a wonderful gift for the man in your life. Just trim your ties and use them to decorate throw pillows, or you can totally make the entire thing from scratch if you prefer.