So here is the the Totally Tacky Tie that I received. You have to love the Christmas Trees. I thought and thought about what to do with this beauty. As stated in my Facebook Post this morning my first attempt was a major "craft fail"!! I wanted to decoupage a frame to use with a Christmas picture...but contrary to some things I have read online my first attempt was just not pretty - the Mod Podge just darkened the tie and it looked blotchy. Thank goodness I used one of Dan's old ties to practice with. Then I was in the shower - I do some of my best thinking here - and it came to me. I had saved this tutorial on a "Prickly Posie " flower and I thought my tie would be perfect. By the way the complete tutorial can be found at Freckles and Fun.
They did a fabulous job on the instructions.
First I cut my tie open and I was amazed at the inside pattern
The pattern is completely different from what I expected - so always check you might have a great creative surprise waiting for you. I cut 25 - 2" circles out of the tie.
Perfect for a 1 1/2" pin base.
The circles are folded and then snipped and this is what you end up with.
You squirt a little hot glue in the center and then pinch them into a little bundle.
Start on the outer edge of the felt circle, place them around and around one row at a time.
This is the great flower you end up with.
I was feeling rather festive so I decided to add a few jingle bells to complete the holiday theme. This pretty flower can be used as a pin or attached to a canvas bag, or even used as a bow for a package.
Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you check out the other designers on The Little Blue House blog for their creative ideas.