Creating a DIY necktie angel ornament is easy and fun.
These ornaments make thoughtful memory keepsakes.
I love to upcycle items; making something pretty from a loved one’s used necktie is a bonus.
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Necktie Angel Supplies
- Wire cutter
- Round ornament
- Hot glue and glue sticks
- Pipe cleaner
Necktie Angel Ornament Step-by-Step
Step 1 Cutting the Necktie
Place your tie on your work surface with the right side facing down. Measure from the point at the widest area (the bottom of the tie) up to about 10.5″ and cut straight across the tie.
Step 2 Turning Down the Necktie
Next, open the cut end of the tie and remove about one inch of the fabric in the middle (stiffener), being careful not to cut the outer fabric. Then, straighten the folded tie to a flat position.
Turn the cut corners into a point and glue them into place.
Then, turn down the cut end point towards the back of the tie.
To secure glue around the bottom edge. Leave a space at the top to feed a piece of twine through.
Step 3 Necktie Angel Head
To form the neck area, thread a piece of twine through the opening at the fold. Pull the twine tight to gather and knot, then cut off excess twine.
Next, apply hot glue to the top of the gathered area and set the ornament on the “neck.”.
Step 4 Necktie Angel Arms
The skinny half of the tie will become the arms. Find an area that is about the same width and cut it at least nine or more inches long.
Next, make a simple knot in the center of the armpiece. The knot will become the hands of the angel.
Position the hands on the center front of the angel. Wrap the arm ends around each shoulder and glue them into position.
Trim any excess arm fabric.
Step 5 Angel Wings
Use ribbon to form the wings. A two-inch ribbon works best.
The wings can be one, two, or three ribbon loops on each side. Test the wings before adding a wire in the center to hold the wing loops; once you like the size and amount of loops, glue ribbon wings to the back of the tie.
Step 6 Necktie Angel Halo
Use a pipe cleaner to form a halo. Attach the halo to the ornament head with glue.
Then, make a bow around the angel’s neck using 1/4 inch ribbon.
You can add a charm, jingle bell, or flower to the angel’s hands.
Use an ornament hook to hang.
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