13 Cool Father's Day Gifts Made with Dad's Ugly Ties

Posted by on May 15, 2019

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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.

necktie photo albums
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.

pet bow tie collar
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.

necktie iPhone case
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.

necktie pillow
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.

refashioned necktie
Make It New

Cathie Filian shows us how to revamp a tired tie into something sassy and snazzy — perfect for the dad with a sense of humor.

monogrammed necktie coffee cozy
Hot Pot of Coffee!

Does Dad get a bit too excited for coffee in the morning? Help him chill out with a necktie coffee cozy.
Check out the tutorial at Dukes & Duchesses.

chair with necktie woven seat
Sittable Art

Tool Girl shows that recaning a chair isn't as boring as when Ron Swanson did it, as long as you're using Dad's unused neckties.

necktie luggage tag
Come Fly with Me

Be sure Dad doesn't lose his luggage with this necktie luggage tag tutorial from Frugal, Naturally.

necktie placemats and napkin rings
A Tie-dy Table

Cut up old ties to make adorable placemats and napkin rings. Craftstylish has the how-to.

necktie guitar strap
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.

necktie camera strap
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.

necktie glasses case
Lara Robby/Studio D
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.

draft stopper
Ellene McClay/Flickr
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.

flask tie
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.


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