Necktie Cuff Bracelet

How was your weekend?  I’ve been working on a painting project that I’m very excited to show you Wednesday.  (And tomorrow I’m sharing some of the ways I organize my house- gasp!  Yes I do organize some areas of my home, just not all of it.  Haha)  But today’s project is a fun accessory upcycle with lots of different ways to customize it.

First, buy an old necktie from a thrift store for a couple bucks.  (Or steal one from your hubby that he doesn’t wear anymore!)

You’ll also need one button for each bracelet that you want to make.  I love mine – I found them at Joann Fabrics.

Wrap the end of the necktie (I used the thin end, but you can use the thick end if you want a larger cuff) around your wrist to measure the length.  It’s better to cut it a little long and then you can make it shorter later if you need to.

Stitch the end you just cut to keep it from unraveling.  You can use a sewing machine or just do it by hand.

For the next part you have a couple options.  You can either sew a button hole, sew velcro, or add a snap for closure.  I opted to use velcro since I already had some, even though it was white.  You might be able to find a color similar to your necktie color.

I cut two small squares and stitched them by hand so that they would match up when the bracelet closes.  Be careful what color thread you use so it isn’t obvious when you’re wearing it!

Then sew your button on securely and get ready to wear your newly upcycled accessory!

 When I make another one, I’m probably going to try making it with a snap instead of velcro.

What would you do?

Does your hubby/boyfriend/dad have any old neckties that he won’t mind if you use?  😉


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* Distressed Headboard Bench

* My First Magazine Feature!

* Handy Hubby, Fancy Chandy

21 Comments on Necktie Cuff Bracelet

  1. Kristin
    January 20, 2014 at 3:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this idea!
    Your pics are looking so much better!!

    • Jen
      January 20, 2014 at 11:53 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Kristin! I’ve been working on them a lot. 😉 Now I just need to take the leap to manual!

  2. Emily @ Tossed Salad Life
    January 26, 2014 at 1:05 am (2 years ago)

    These are awesome. I’m always eying the neckties at Goodwill– they have such nice ones for $2. This would be a great way to use them! Thanks for the inspiration.
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    • Jen
      January 26, 2014 at 5:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Emily, Thanks! I’m going to be on the lookout for more cool ties too. 😉

  3. Silvere
    January 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Very cool tutorial. You may be able to use magnets as closures as well. I’ll have to give it a try. :)

    • Jen
      January 26, 2014 at 5:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Silvere! I didn’t even think of magnets- that’s a great idea too!

  4. Suzanne
    January 27, 2014 at 5:59 am (2 years ago)

    This is such a cute idea! Love the idea of repurposing old ties – especially using some from the favorite guys in our lives.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
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  5. Camille
    January 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh MYYYY. I have been looking for ways to use a TON of men’s ties I got at an estate sale. I’ve made wreaths with some of them, but I love this idea! CUTE, CUTE!

    I’m visiting from Lines Across.

  6. mieneke
    January 28, 2014 at 7:13 am (2 years ago)

    Fantasic “bracelets”, I was looking for somtehing to do woth my husband’s ties, he doesn’t need them anymore for worK Thanks!

  7. Liz
    March 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a perfect use for some neckties I saved after my grandfather passed away. I’ve been wondering what to do with them… Now I know! Thanks! I’ll think of him every time I wear the cuff.

    • Jen
      March 13, 2014 at 11:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Liz, I love that idea – it is perfect! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Laura
    June 20, 2014 at 12:33 pm (1 year ago)

    This is such a cute idea! What an adorable DIY bracelet project!

    • Jen
      June 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Laura! :)

  9. they call me a horder
    July 13, 2014 at 6:11 am (1 year ago)

    I knew I was saving those neck ties for a reason. THANKS!!! I LOVE THE IDEA.

    • they call me a horder
      July 13, 2014 at 6:14 am (1 year ago)



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