You made Mom a handmade Mother's Day gift, right? The father in your family might get jealous if he doesn't get the same treatment. Good thing these Father's Day gifts made with Dad's ugly ties are a cinch.
Make a Mini Memory Album
Like many dads, mine is only secretly sentimental: hand him an old photo album and he'll be in tears once everyone leaves the room. Gift him a photo album made out of his neckties — like the one he wore to your wedding — and he may very well turn into putty before your eyes. Get the tutorial at lil blue boo.
All Dressed Up
A dog is a man's best friend, you say? May as well look the part, then. Learn how to make a necktie, a bow tie and a rose for your family pooch at Sew Doggy Style
A Tech Case for the Old Timer
Protect your dad's mobile or iPhone with this simple tie craft. Head over to Café Mom
for the tutorial.
A Cool Place to Rest His Head
No need for a silk pillowcase. Sew your own with Dad's unused silk neckties. Get inspired at shutterstitch
Make It New
shows us how to revamp a tired tie into something sassy and snazzy — perfect for the dad with a sense of humor.
Come Fly with Me
Be sure Dad doesn't lose his luggage with this necktie luggage tag tutorial from Frugal, Naturally
A Tie-dy Table
Cut up old ties to make adorable placemats and napkin rings. Craftstylish
has the how-to.
For the Rock 'n' Roll Star
Whether he plays in a local band or alone in the garage, rejuvenate Dad's musical life by sewing him a guitar strap out of an old tie. Ecouterre
shows you how.
For the One with Wanderlust
Dad can't put down his camera when he travels? Make him an old necktie strap to keep it safe. Check out the necktie tutorial from Ecouterre.
Can't Find His Glasses?
Neither can mine. Sew him an eye glasses case in a color that pops but still means business. Get the necktie glasses case tutorial from Country Living
Save Dollars with Draft Stoppers
Save cash and the environment by stuffing a couple of neckties full of uncooked rice or buckwheat hulls and sew them together to make a draft stopper. While you're at it, sew the kids a draft snake
or even a draft bunny
with Dad's old ties. Good Housekeeping has more helpful ideas.
Drink and Tie Responsibly
We couldn't resist. Crafty types can be inspired to make their own flask tie. If not, buy one
and fill the flask with this lemon peppermint juice
to keep Dad going in the summer.