I found this on Be Different, Act Normal and have been on the hunt for the ties ever since! Here is my loot!
If you are not a good hunter, this project can get expensive! Luckily, I was referred to an awesome thrift store where I was able to get ties from 25 cents to 50 cents! So this whole project was under $10 for both the ties and the wire wreath.
I did a huge NO NO and bought something FULL price at Hobby Lobby. You know you should NEVER buy anything full price at Hobby Lobby as everything is on sale every other week. Granted, yes, it was only $2.50, but still!
The original instructions were to get a 14 inch wire wreath, all I could find was a 16 inch. It actually worked better for me as I don't know how I would have fit all 19 ties on a smaller wreath.
First, you have to cut 18 of your 19 ties. (Pick the most appropriate one to serve as your bow. I had a cute red polka dot one that was perfect!) You measure 15 inches up from the bottom point of the tie and cut straight across.
Wrap the tie around the wire wreath until you get the desired length. I think I wrapped it around two and a half times. I secured the first few with a safety pin like the instructions stated.
This totally did not work for me. I ended up using hot glue. But only glue on the last wrap around, as you can still slide the ties around. (The original instructions also stated to sew the rolls to the tie flap when you were done. HA. I knew hot glue was in my future!)
Continue working your way around and be sure to have your ties pre arranged so you can spread out the colors and designs.
Here is a better example of when to put the hot glue.
Woohoo! Now it just needs a bow!
I just wrapped the tie around to get the look I wanted and then hot glued it on. Isn't this tie perfect for a bow?
As soon as I started doing this I was worried about how the ties at the top would stay straight up and not flop over. So I lined the top with hot glue and pressed it together. I didn't fold it over, just squeezed it together, to help ensure that it would stay upright.
Here is the finished back with the "pressed" glue helping them stay upright.
I LOVE it!
Happy Father's Day!!!
Now what to do with the left over tie pieces????