Tie Embellishment

About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

I like using brown paper bags for gift wrapping because there are so many things you can do with it.  Brown is such a nice warm color. Here is a way to embellish a brown gift package using an old tie, jute, fresh greenery, and by adding an old button.

Step 1: Supplies

  • Brown paper
  • box
  • Fresh greenery
  • Necktie
  • Tape
  • Jute
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Old Button
  • Safety pin
By the way, I bought this tie at the Salvation Army for 25 cents! My friends wife can alter it into a clip tie for her sweet hubby.  He is gonna love this tie!  

Step 2: Jute

  • Wrap the box with the brown paper.
  • Tie the jute around the box.

Step 3: Greenery

  • Trim off unwanted stems from the greenery.
  • Attach greenery to the box using a small piece of jute.

Step 4: Tie

  • Trim off unwanted section of the tie.
  • Turn under the raw edge.
  • Glue the hem.
  • Glue the button onto the tie.
  • Attach the tie to the jute with a safety pin.

I turned the tie a different direction to give you a different visual. 

Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

I wrapped this gift for an elderly man that loves old stuff.  I am sure he will be delighted to receive this homemade gift.  His wife can alter the tie so he can wear it to church.  He does not wear the long neckties.  In the picture below I have wrapped the package using burlap instead of jute.  I thought it looked nice as well.
Thank you for stopping by and please do have a wonderful day!

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    sunshiineM.C. Langer

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It is a goodwill tie! My hubby would not get caught dead in a tie. He is a humble cowboy at heart. Poor guy is a ruff-neck. Thanks so much for sharing your valuable thoughts. Hope you saw the cooking video on cookies AND the tiramisu.
    That guy cracks me up! He is so funny and he really cares about his mom and it reminded me of you and your mom and a few other people, like my son. Life is beautiful isn't it? Hope you have a nice day with your mom today, if not in person let it be in spirit.

    sunshiineM.C. Langer

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    By the way, I actually bought the tie at the Salvation Army store. We have so many thrift stores, I call them all Goodwill because that is what we had where we lived before. Goodwill wants 2 bucks each for their ties and I won't pay that. And yes, the tie is silk! Every-time I am at any thrift store and they have a silk tie for 25 cents I pick it up. I am making a silk quilt when I have enough. It is going to be beautiful! Thanks again for commenting!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Brown paper bags...a clasic old standard. But the tie and the greenery really snap some life into it. Well done!

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks there onrust! It really does look snappy! I have been building these Instructables for 3 days or more. I have not had time yet to see your stuff but I am getting there LOL. Hope you have a nice Christmas with your loved ones! Take care, be safe and thanks again for your support!