My wife took the kids to see the Pinkalicious musical today here in Portland. My daughter had a pink dress all picked out, but my son realized he had nothing pink to wear. So we quickly made this paper necktie together with an old cover of an Art Forum Magazine. It was very fast to make. We cut out the main shape of the tie, then glued on some strips of paper for the stripes, and trimmed the edges off. Finally, we took a paper clip and bent it open very slightly, and just taped it to the back of the tie. He was really excited to wear it. We might have to make some more in different colors and patterns now. Fancy!
If any of you have ideas or tutorials for other ways to make neckties (for kids or grown-ups), Let me know in the comments. I’d love to see them. I remember stumbling across a cool homemade tie sewing pattern once that looked quite fun.