How to jazz up a solid silk necktie?
May 20, 2012 8:01 PM Subscribe
Boyfriend has a solid-colored teal silk necktie he was forced to buy for a wedding. He says he'll never wear it again in it's current state as it is too "prom-y". Anything I can do to either a) make the tie more interesting (ex. a pattern) and thus wearable or b) put it to some other crafty use?
posted by jorlyfish to clothing, beauty, & fashion (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Already checked Instructables for this one, so hello hive-mind.
Most of the things I've found are for using up many neckties, but I just have the one.
Ideally I'd like him to be able to use it as a tie (rather than making it into, I don't know, a cell phone case or something), but I'm open to other ideas.
Adding some sort of pattern or other treatment is preferable (but tie-dye, dip-dying, or just randomly throwing some bleach on there is not really his thing... if you have a super cool example I could show him it might change his mind though).
I have also thought about freezer paper "silkscreening" but feel it's likely to look cheap and/or not work well (or at all) on silk.
So, any ideas?