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33 Creative Ways of Recycling Old Ties That Will Inspire You

Last weekend I had ties on my mind with the creation of a recycled tie dress for my Divine Little Miss M. So, I thought it would be fun to put together a collection of some fabulous recycled and repurposed tie creations out there – the kind that will have you running to your nearest thrift store to scoop up loads of ties and get busy creating. So, what to do with old ties? Below are presented 33 projects to inspire you and gives you some ideas to upcycled old ties you can have at home.

Upcycled tie into a necklace
Necklace made from recycled tie

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  • Love the promo for the 33 recyled ties ideas---but I cannot locate them. The Blue Velvet Chair link is not working to stay with the ---it keeps offering other sites and ideas. Does anyone have an updated link? The recycled tie promo looks brilliant!

    Thanks if you can help!

  • Years ago my elderly great-aunt used to make footstools by taping a lot of coffee cans together (one in the center, others around it in a circle) and then, for upholstery, creating a patchwork of old neckties which she feather-stitched together. I vaguely remember that the sides were covered in a heavy black fabric like wool, maybe somebody's old coat? She must have used a layer of something thick for the top under the ties, for padding. Men today less often wear ties to work---they are discarding them---thrift shops and yard sales are full of nice ties---I hope some clever crafter picks up on Aunt's footstool idea.

    • If you can find any old pix of your aunt's creations - or dare to recreate one yourself, we'd LOVE to see it. It sounds VERY interesting, and fun! Thanks for sharing that story! <3