I live a few blocks from Wall street in a building that is getting torn down, it’s not quite Fight Club style (yet) but it’s filled with good trash finds. Usually I find all sorts of fun things around here late at night, folks just throw away everything it seems – but this end-of-month trashing is even more extreme. Lots of folks seem to be leaving, I saw a huge box of ties which I can only assume was from an infestation of investment bankers. It’s a bit of a shame, so I gathered up projects you can do with old ties, maybe it will come in handy for someone who is considering tossing out a nice tie collection wants to make some $$ selling the remade wares.
HOW TO – make a handbag out of ties.
Two-Tie sling tutorial, how to turn them into a handy bag that can hold a water bottle or anything else.
CRAFT – Volume 8 – Necktie glasses cases, make a stylish carrying case from an old tie.
Hats made from vintage ties.
Refashioned ties. Who needs to wear boring old ties when you can refashion them? The ties in this Flickr set have all been silkscreened, cut apart, riveted, and stitched to distinctly new heights.
CRAFT Volume 01: 70’s Tie-upholstered switch plate.