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Make a Forest of Necktie Christmas Trees
Celebrate the Holidays with an Upcycled Necktie Project
I love to reuse old neckties! The patterns are interesting, the silk is smoothly satisfying, and vintage ties are affordable and easy to find. Recently I set my mind to creating holiday decorations with a bunch of old men's neckties I've been collecting, and I'm pleased with the results. I want to share them with you in this "how-to" page.
This simple project takes very little time and uses very few supplies, and best of all, it costs hardly anything to make, because much of it is upcycled. Necktie Christmas trees make a beautiful decorations during the holidays that look like you spent a lot more time and money to make than you actually did.
I hope you have as much fun as I did creating these upcycled necktie Christmas trees! All photos on this page are my own.
Photo Tutorial - Upcycled Necktie Christmas TreesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Necktie Christmas Trees Project Shopping List
You don't need a high-powered hot glue gun for this (or most) craft projects. This is a great, compact gun that is my preferred style. Affordably priced and highly rated on Amazon, this is a great purchase for your basic craft needs.
Don't forget to order extra glue sticks! If you're going to make a forest of trees, you'll need them.
I used old yarn cones, but if you can't get your hands on any, these styrofoam cones are the same size and work just as well.
If you use a foam cone, it is a little trickier to get the top tucked into place, and you will likely want to choose a topper with a large head to hide extra fabric.
The gold shine on this cute angel will look great with the shimmer of silk.
Corsage pins work great to hold the tops of your necktie in place and cover any loose edges at the top. I love this pattern, but click on the picture to see more decorative corsage pins to match your silk patterns
Use these straight pins to simulate ornames on your tree by sticking them straight into the cone all over the tree. A beautiful accent!