Last Minute Father's Day Present: Framed Ties

Hello from the road! I'm in Virginia with my sister and sister in law, having a little girls trip today. The weather is fantastic, the food has been delicious and my cheeks are burning from all the laughter. 

Just wanted to pop in and share this idea in case you are scrambling for a last-minute Father's Day present. I saw these framed neckties at a vintage shop in Brooklyn last week and thought the idea was so cool. 

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When my Grandpa passed away earlier this year, some of us took a few of Grandpa's ties to keep (he always had cool ties). I picked one out for Michael and he wears it sometimes, but now I'm kicking myself for not taking a few more to put in a shadow box. These guys had a similar idea and used IKEA's deep Ribba frames to display a bowtie collection.

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If you use those specimen pins with the hooked ends then you don't even need to glue/potentially ruin the ties. I love easy-to-do and special gift ideas like this. Happy Father's Day to my guy readers! :) 


Barbie said...

Yay! A weekend post. What a fun idea. Love meaningful art like this. Have a great time with your sisters!!!

Splendid Market said...

What a great idea, love this. And love knowing about those frames, ahhh the possibilities!!

Nancy said...

such a cute idea. Instant wall /art dilemma fix! so cute. Happy weekend.
xo Nancy

Prens said...

haci büyüksün


Gwen Pankaskie said...

The bowties are so cute and sophisticated looking in those frames. I'm a framer, so let me tell you the way we would do it. You don't need to glue objects like that, just use "invisible" beading thread, and sew through the mat to tack down parts of each tie so they don't flop around. You can just use matching thread instead but the beading thread is usually stronger. Thanks for the inspiration!


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