Originally, I planned to make a wreath using ties to hang on our front door for Father's Day. So I went to the Dollar Tree in search of some ties, and I found them, but I also found a fedora. My husband loves fedoras. He has one, and he calls it his old man hat. So I decided to use the ties to make flowers to decorate the hat, and to hang the hat on the door like a wreath.
I did not know how to tie a tie, so I searched Pinterest and found a graphic with instructions. I also glued a glitter mustache to the bottom of the tie hanging from the hat. I found a pack of black, glittery mustaches at Wal-Mart on the wedding/party aisle. My husband really liked the mustache. It made him laugh.
The hat didn't wouldn't lay flat on the door when I hung it from the wreath hanger, so I cut a strip of denim from some old jeans and glued in onto the hat and hung the hat on the hanger that way.
|ties and fedora from the Dollar Tree... I had to search Pinterest to figure out how to tie a tie...|
|I glued a glittery mustache to the tie.|
|To make the flowers, I cut the large end off the tie. I will use the large portion that I cut off later to make "leaves."|
|I tied a knot in the end that I cut.|
|I folded the rest of the tie in half and glued the sides together.|
|I held the end with the knot and twists and wrapped the rest of the tie around the knot and glued it in place.|
|rosette in progress...|
|Remember the end of the tie that I cut off???|
|I folded the side that I cut to make a pointy shape like the other end of the tie and glued it.|
|Then I folded the piece in half and glued.|
|fold & glue|
|I glued the rosette onto the "leaves."|
|dark blue tie rosette|
|light blue tie rosette|
|I glued the rosettes around the brim of the hat.|