7 clever DIYs you can make using an old necktie

It's easy for your husband, father or even your sons to build up a massive tie collection. It's even easier to purge through those ties and get rid of outdated or outgrown accessories. There are much better things to do with old ties than simply tossing them to the curb.
Neckties come in many colors and patterns that make them stand out. Their cool designs mean they are fun craft supplies, and their durability ensures they'll stand the test of time. Turn those extra neckties into something you'll never believe with these easy DIY projects.
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Scarf
Put ties to good use and enjoy the silky aspect of the fabrics by crafting a beautiful, lightweight scarf that adds an accent to any outfit. Get the full tutorial here.
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Skirt
Have a handful of old ties? Transform them into a super-cute vintage-style skirt that will definitely garner lots of attention and compliments. Get the full tutorial here.
Wreath
Festive, fun and simple to put together, a necktie wreath fits the bill any time of year. Use pastel neckties for a spring-themed wreath that looks almost like flower petals. Get the full tutorial here.
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Photo album
Perfect for your dad or grandfather's birthday as well as Father's Day, this inspired idea lets you customize a photo album with old ties. Fill it with some favorite photographs for a sentimental gift. Get the full tutorial here.
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Bow tie
Make a tiny tie for a little guy from a larger necktie. This is a fun and cute way to recycle grandpa's old ties for a grandson. Get the full tutorial here.
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Zip bag from neckties (h/t Polka Dot Chair)
The following project makes for a touching handmade gift whether it's Christmas or someone's birthday. Made from 2 ties, this DIY is easy to put together.
Bracelet from tie (h/t The Crafting Nook)
Turn an old tie into a chic bracelet. For a more classy look, decorate with your favorite charms and bling. If you don't have an old tie at home, you can pick them at your local thrift store for as low as 99 cents!
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