Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed
- Duct Tape
- Light weight card board (I used a ceral box that was handy)
- Screw with Nut (Optional)
*Tie (to serve as a template)
Step 2: Cut, Flatten, Trace and Cut
Once it is relatively flat lay your tie out on the cardboard and trace around it.
Cut out the cardboard tie that will serve as the core of your neckware.
Step 3: Wrap Tie Form
I didn't wrap the whole way around in once continuos piece. I pulled out a length tape, placed the middle of it on the form and then cut it off. The ends were then wrapped onto the other side. This let me make the tape nice and flat.
As I began wrapping I notice the folds in the cardboard were going to make the tie wavy. A I want my Dad to be the height of duct tape fashion I couldn't have this.
So I flipped it over and taped other pieces of card board to the back to reinforce the folds and hold them straight.
Then I continued wrapping until the front was complete. Then I covered any exposed areas on the back of the form with tape, but I didn't wrap it around the edges as this would spoil the lovely smooth striped effect.
Step 4: Collar
Once it was done it just seemed a little too plain. So I added a screw tie tack. Pick a screw w/ a nut. Use your awl and make a hole in the tie. Insert screw and apply nut. You have a nicely accented piece of Dad worthy neckware.