It also seemed the time to honor another long-held tradition of the holidays ... terrible or boring gifts, usually from your great-aunt Bertha that you get every year and never use. Things like Christmas sweaters, ties for dad, knickknacks and other random doodads. These things pop up over Christmas so many times you wonder if they’re just being recycled back into the system, not unlike fruitcake.
Well I have another idea. Instead of recycling them, and throwing them back into the mix for someone else to be unenthusiastic about, how about upcycling them into new handmade Christmas goodies?
The gift-in-question for this upcycling session is the classic fallback gift for dear old Dad ... a tie. Some ties are swank, others can become swank with the help of certain tutorials, but some are just beyond saving. If you’ve got a few crazy-patterned ties lying around that no one will ever wear, you might as well do something with them.