Saturday, June 11, 2011

A TIE-NY TOKEN OF APPRECIATION

wowser...it just hit me that dad day is right around the corner...and hadn't done any projects for it!...so...here's a little last minute something something...

now...not sure why ties have become the gift standard...because seems that the only time my father wore one was for funerals...but for all those dads that dress to impress...there's no reason why your keys shouldn't be as sophisticated!...

tie-ny key chain

so grab a old tie from years past and a key ring...that's all you'll need for this!...well...some scissors and glue too...

oh...you might notice that this isn't the same tie in the original pic...well...after finishing that one...i realized that i hadn't taken any pics along the way...so i had to grab a stand-in for the tutorial...just think of it as a stunt tie....

materials needed

take the narrow tail end of the tie and pull it through the ring...about five inches...make sure the seam of the tie is facing down...

step 1

fold tail sideways...so it is pointing to right...now you'll be able to see the seams...

step 2

wrap the tail over the top of the tie...where it folds through the ring...

step 3

keep on wrapping the tail around the ring...until the seam shows...this should look like a knot on a tie...well...a teenie tie...

step 4

pull the tail through the ring....

step 5

and down through the "knot"....

step 7

grab the ring and the tie...pull on both to tighten...

step 8

flip your tie over....

step 9

grab your scissors and snip all the excess off...

step 10

how much to cut off?...well...try to end up with it looking like this...

step 11

snip off the edges to mimic the front of tie...or...you can totally leave it blunt cut...then add some glue to the edges...to stop the fraying...

step 12

here's how it should look all done up on the back!...

back of finished project

and here's the frontal shot!...

finished project

now...it's time to add the keys!...i mean...what's a keychain without 'em?...i used my cricut and a design studio cut file to do up these keys...then stamped with the perfect sentiments!...

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you know....father's day isn't the only occasion for these tie-ny tokens of appreciation....anytime you need a male sorta giftie...these would be perfect!...

****check out my linky party directory to see where i'm linking to this week!...

55 comments:

Lili said...

Super cute Carrie!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

That is FABulous! Totally going to have to give that a whirl. Thanks for sharing.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

cuttlebug_fan said...

Love it!! TFS

Jean said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Janeen said...

This is a grea idea! The stunt tie did an impressive job! ;) You always make me laugh! Thanks for the great tutorial!

TheLastOfNine said...

That is adorable, you did it again...great job.
Gloria

L.B. said...

super fun gift. off to find some ties

imsteelefullofscrap said...

How adorable what a great idea thank u for sharing and how to tie one!

Robyn@Something Pretty said...

I'm loving all of the Tie Ideas I have been seeing...and this one is so stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon White said...

Wow! I'm blown away again! LOL just love your Amazing creativity. I love visiting your blog cause I know I will leave with a big smile on my face and totally inspired!

Hugs
Shannon

Sharlyn said...

So. Stinking. Cute!!!!! love it

Unknown said...

This is awesome! I may have to try this! If you have time come over and check out my FD gift ideas post.
I am your newest follower!
Jenni
kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

Esther Asbury said...

Cute!

the cape on the corner said...

how cute! that is a great idea!

Sweet Floweret said...

adorable!
Would love it if you'd link this up to my 20 Minute Tuesday party.
It's for projects that take 20-30 minutes and cost less than $10.
Thanks for considering ;)
Tina
http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

What a cute idea. I love it! Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Monday hop. I hope you'll come visit me and follow me back at http://mommychosis.blogspot.com

Thanks and have a wonderful week!

annies home said...

very cute what a great idea for fathers day dinner come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Janiece said...

stopping in from Be Different Act Normal.
What a cute gift idea, and your instructions and pictures will make it easy to make them.

DonnaMundinger said...

Brilliant! (and as cute as can BE!) xxD

Analog Girl (Rachelle) said...

This is super cute! I am linking to your post on my blog.

http://analoglovesdigital.blogspot.com/2011/06/20-fabulous-fathers-day-gift-ideas.html

D+B said...

Super Cute blog!! :) I am your newest follower! I will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog to learn new things!! If you would like to take a look at my blog that would be wonderful and follow me back! For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com Look out for some giveaways also like mineral make-up. I am new to this but excited to share ideas on yummy food!
Thanks,
Brooke

Mindie Hilton said...

Too cute.

I saw you on Whos Got Tallent and wanted to invite you to my anything goes link party that runs Friday evening through Sunday night. Our firt party had over 300 links and was so much fun so I have a special give away planned for linkers only this week. Hope to see you there. You can find the button for the party at http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/ if you want to grab it as a reminder.

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic said...

Great job! Thank you for sharing your too cute tie keychain. I included it in a round up of tie-riffic Father's day ideas!

Amanda

http://frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com/2011/06/fab-finds-tie-riffic-fathers-day-round.html

Julieanne said...
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Julieanne said...

This is so creative! I love it... and there are always ties that get stains, or really cheap at the thrift store.

thecraftytulip.blogspot.com

jonesyjl2 said...

I love this. Only wish I had seen it earlier because I was searching for a craft for my students to do for Father's Day. Definitely a keeper for next year's class.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is too flipping cute. I can't even stand it!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Genius! What a super cute idea and way to repurpose an old tie! Thanks for linking up!

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

What a cute idea. Love it.

Amy said...

This is perfect for my hubby and I think I have enough time to whip one up for tomorrow!!! Thanks for such a great idea & tutorial! ps...I'm following you now! :)

Amy

Lelê Barros Ateliê said...

Olá,
Fiquei tão encantada com seu trabalho, que peço licença para publicar em um post no meu blog.
Parabéns por seu talento e criatividade!
Beijos
Lelê
http://jlartesanatos.blogspot.com

Tahira - The Thin Thread said...

Such a great idea! The cutest Father's Day gift ever!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea! My husband wears a necktie to work everyday and this would loo great on his keys! Thanks for the inspiration!

http://www.thesitsgirls.com/get-paid-blogging

Mrs. Schock said...

Made a bunch of these for christmas. I highly suggest using anything BUT hot glue...burnt myself to smithereens! Got all my ties on sale at goodwill, $1.50/each :)

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