A handmade blanket from neckties is one of my most prized possessions! Learn how to make the coolest necktie crafts using thrift store finds! Grab some from Goodwill and try one of these crafts with ties.
One of my most treasured possessions is a blanket that has been in my family forever – a blanket made from men’s neckties! I believe my great-grandmother sewed it with my great-grandfather’s old ties when he retired from working.
I absolutely love that blanket, and it’s always been special to me as a handmade item that we treasure in our family. As a result, I’ve always loved crafts with ties!
I’ve been thinking about going to the thrift store and buying a few ties and making something, so I pulled together a collection of 20+ unique projects that you can make with them.
Check out the list below and let me know what you think in the comments. If you have another idea I haven’t captured, I’d love to hear that too!
Crafts with Ties
Whether you found a deal on thrift store neckties or want to make a memorable keepsake using ties you own, you are sure to find a great DIY in this list of tie crafts.
This is probably one of the most unique necktie crafts you’ll ever see – a wall clock.
Ashley turned her dad’s ties into beautiful mini memory albums. She even shows you how to make cool closures too.
This ruffled tie necklace would make a perfect accent with a solid color sweater. Upcycling at its finest.
Neckties are perfect because they come with their own padding – great for a glasses case.
Charlotte used one of her grandfather’s old neckties to make this unique snap bracelet. It's very soft and lightweight, and you can make for any sized wrist.
Repurpose vintage and thrift-shop silk neckties to make elegant wearable rosettes. These extremely versatile pieces can be worn as boutonniere or as lady’s brooches.
You can customize a wreath with your favorite colors of neckties – what about a red and green one for the holidays?
Learn how to make these DIY necktie zip pouches from old ties. They make great handmade gifts for men, husbands, or anyone else that might like a masculine silk print.
This scarf project involves deconstructing the ties and using just the silk covering. Choose eight neckties whose colors and patterns coordinate together.
Necktie Camera Strap
Did your camera strap break or wear out? Mine too. This is a brilliant solution for replacing it!
Use those leftover pieces of tie (after you’ve done some other projects) to make unique wall art.
Personalize a Hat
Pull last summer’s fedora out of the closet and turn it into something new for this year.
Turn those ties into necklaces with the help of some large beads. This is one of my favorites!
In need of a cool belt? I love how this tie looks with jeans and a white t-shirt. With the copious amounts of ties as the thrift store, you can have a belt to match every outfit.
These tassel necklaces can be dressed up or worn with a casual outfit like shown here! This is an easy no-sew project.
Old neckties makes the most dapper of new bow ties. I love this! These are already tied and velcro closed in the back. Perfect for young boys.
I’m loving this headband, and think it would be super cute in a variety of patterns.
Old neckties make the perfect pouches to store scissors and other craft supplies. You could also make a cool glasses holder using the same idea.
Ties make great stuffed animals, especially snakes! These are pretty cute, and can be used as draft stoppers too.
This is an easy sewing project - just three seams. You could even sew it by hand if you don't have a sewing machine.
This awesome skirt is perfect for children or adults. It's such a cute necktie sewing project and is way easier than you might think.
If you enjoyed these necktie crafts, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas I think you’re also going to like:
Thursday 25th of April 2019
I have some ties listed on E Bay one set sold the other is just hanging around. Now my husband has a shoe box of more ties. I was wondering if you would be interested in these for your craft projects. I don't have the time to do any crafts these days.