Repurpose silk ties and DIY a gorgeous, Silk Tie Wreath

As promised, today I have the DIY on how to repurpose old neckties and make a Silk Tie Wreath. I recommend you scout second-hand stores for ties, and when you do, be sure to pick up extras so you can also make the Silk Tie Topiary I shared earlier this week. Many thanks to Taffie who commented that she was going to make the topiary from Christmas ties – I love this idea! You could do the same and make the Silk Tie Wreath from Christmas ties. And your list of projects might grow when you see a few of the other crafts and décor make with old ties that I’ve included, too.

A beautiful wreath made with men's neckties! DIY on

Pretty, and perfect for fall! Crafts made with silk neckties on

Why not make the Men’s Tie Topiary, too?

To make a Men’s Silk Tie Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Silk neckties, one dozen
  • Iron-on interfacing, lightweight, ¼ yd., preferably in a dark color
  • Ribbon, 4” (for hanger)
  • Small sawtooth hanger and nails
  • Yes! Paste or other craft paste
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; iron; sharp pencil; ruler; sharp knife or putty knife; straight pins; needle & thread
Beautiful Necktie Wreath -- what a great way to repurpose old ties. Tutorial on

Look for Christmas ties and make this a Christmas wreath.

To make a Men’s Silk Tie Wreath:

1. Cut a 7” length from the narrow end of a tie, including the point. Save the remaining silk for another project.

2. Clip the threads that hold the tie together at the back and open up the tie. Remove the liner from inside the tie. Iron the tie flat using the silk setting on your iron, keeping the point intact, if possible. If a point comes undone, slipstitch it together again.

3. Line up the point of the pattern with the point on the narrow end of tie, and then cut out the pattern piece. Repeat, cutting out 12 tie pieces.

4. Using pattern, cut 12 pieces from batting.

5. Place the batting pattern on the wreath, and using a ruler and a sharp pencil, score a line on either side of the pattern. Repeat, using the batting pattern to mark 12 even segments all around the wreath. Score these lines with a sharp pencil.

6. Working on one segment at a time, spread paste or a thick, white craft glue on one section. Center batting over paste with point extending beyond the wreath and adhere. Continue till you’ve added all 12 pieces of batting.

7. Center a tie piece over a section of batting; the tie should extend 1/4″ beyond the batting on either side. You are now going to tuck the edges of the tie into the scored grooves. Position the tip of a sharp knife or putty knife over the fabric piece and the scored line, and gently push straight down into the groove, tucking the fabric in place. Repeat for the other side of the fabric piece.

8. Tuck the remaining 11 tie fabric pieces into the wreath in the same way.

9. Fold over the excess tie fabric on the inside edge onto the back of the wreath and secure with glue and straight pins.

10. Use paste to attach the points on the ties to the points on the batting. Trim away excess batting.

11. Tie ribbon in a loop, and pin and glue knot to the back for a hanger.

How to embellish a Silk Tie Wreath.

If you like, add a bow and roses made from the tie fabric.

12. To make the optional bow: Select one of the leftover ties, clip the threads in back and iron flat. Cut a 12″ x 2″ strip of fabric. Fold fabric in half lengthwise, right sides together, and sew a 1/4″ seam. Turn the tube right side out and whip stitch ends closed. Tie the silk strip in a bow and pin and glue to the wreath.

13. To make the optional fabric roses:

  • Cut a 1-1/2” to 2-1/4” wide x 8” strip of silk. (The wider the strip, the larger the rose.)
  • Fold fabric strip in half lengthwise, with the right sides facing out.
  • Hand stitch cut edges together, gathering slightly as you sew.
  • Fold down the top corner at one end to create the center of the rose.
  • Roll the gathered strip of fabric around the folded corner and sew the base of the flower together as you roll the fabric into a rose.
  • Fold the outside end corner over and stitch it down to the base of the rose.
  • Repeat, till you have the sizes and numbers of roses you’d like to use.
  • Pin the roses onto the wreath around the bow.
DIY a wreath from repurposed neckties.

There’s a lot of fabric in a tie, so save those gorgeous scraps for other crafts.

Here are a few more reasons to scout around for discarded neckties.

Beautiful ways to repurpose men's neckties! DIY on

Silk Tie Topiary

Silk Tie Deco Spheres  

Recycled Tie Christmas Ornaments  

Recycled Tie Wreath in red and blue  

Madras Plaid Springtime Topiary

Madras Plaid Easter Eggs 

Has this week has inspired you to try repurposing old ties to make something beautiful?

Happy crafting.


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8 Responses to Repurpose silk ties and DIY a gorgeous, Silk Tie Wreath

  1. SleepyTown says:

    This is so effective!!

  2. I am on the hunt for silver/gray, black and white ties to create the wreath and topiary!! So gorgeous! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Oh wow, that would be so elegant! Good luck on the hunt, and let me know when you have your ensemble completed! I’d love to see your wreath and topiary — it’s going to be so strinking! Craft on, Barb!

  3. CraftyB says:

    Wow, that is beautiful!! Love the fabrics and the triangles. What a great wreath idea that can be adapted for many different occasions and seasons.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! And you’re right, there are ties for every season and occasion, so you could scout around to create something custom. You can’t go wrong with these beautiful ideas! Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    Aren’t these fun and fashionable! Turn those ties that are no longer worn into something new and beautiful! Happy Weekend!

    • Sharon says:

      Yay, glad you like these gorgeous crafts! Ties are made with the most beautiful silk fabrics, so why not repurpose them into something for the home? Thanks for stopping in! Sharon

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