WARNING: Do not raid your boyfriend, husband, or father’s closet looking for their favorite ties that you hate. Make sure they are really, really, really getting rid of that tie before you grab it and scurry back to your crafting den.
Once safe in your craft den… I mean room, you can create a great looking home décor project.
This heart was created with a tie that was out of style and had seen its better days. When I felt the quality of the fabric, I knew I wanted to create something from it.
Like many of us, I have very little time for craft projects. As a craft designer, I am always creating a project and writing instructions for others. I don’t have a lot of time for personal crafting. But this tie was begging me to use it in a project.
So, I cut the heart shapes from the tie and this time, I sewed it together so the raw edges would show. I used a green ribbon for the hanger this time. Once stuffed with fiberfill, I then made a rosette from a blue ribbon and place the blue flower in the center of the rosette. I sewed them all together as I attached the cute little daisy button in the center of the blue flower.
As you can see, hearts can be use long after Valentine’s Day. Imagine this heart near soft white curtains or hanging from a white kitchen chair. You can use this as a napkin ring and let your guest take it home as a reminder of the great time they had at your party.
This upcycled project will have you looking at discarded ties in a whole new light.
Tomorrow: Did someone whisper, Polymer Clay?