“Yes, Please!” . . . Again!

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Remember when my dad gave me a huge stash of vintage earrings to use for my fabric flowers awhile back? Well, he’s done it again, but this time it’s (drum roll!) . . . bow ties! How cool is that! I have all sorts of ideas popping into my head for ways to use them, but I’d LOVE to hear yours, too! In fact, if your suggestion is one of the first three I get a chance to try, I’ll mail you one of the black ties to use in a project of your own!  THANK YOU! ♥

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  1. How cool is that. And some pretty ones too. My dad always wore bow ties, never ever saw him in a “real” tie. So your post brings back some nice memories of him. Thanks.

  2. I know you’re looking for ideas for the colorful ties, but I picture a pair of the black ones sewn flat (front to back, like straps) at the shoulders of a cute tank a-line girls’ dress. Maybe a pillowcase dress made from a bold black/white print?

    Or maybe a little a la mode for the drop waist of a girls’ dress in coordinating colors?

    Of course any of them would make great embellishments for your wristlets or other purses.

  3. The tuxedo pillow idea made me think of weddings. A cute wedding gift might be a tuxedo pillow and a “bride” pillow made with lace and pearl buttons, or remnants from a wedding dress found at a thrift store.

    Also, I know we made a slotted fabric-covered box for our wedding. Guests giving cards at the reception put them in the box. After the wedding we used it to store wedding keepsakes like our cake-topper, favors, cards, dried flowers and such. What if you used a black bow tie to make a tuxedo box?

  4. They’re kind of like butterflies, aren’t they? I can spot a couple that could be paired together as a butterfly a la mode for a pillow- maybe one of your tooth fairy pillows for a girl? Add a little embroidery for antennae and a dotted flight line!

  5. You just gave me a great idea! I am going to make some of these to glue around the bottom and top of a little square lampshade. It’s plain white and I’ve been wanting to dress it up, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do…now I know! Thanks:)

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  7. Bowties are great. Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with. I’ve been flirting with the bowtie idea for some time – just haven’t stumbled upon the right fabric for the project…but it’ll come I’m sure.

  8. Vintage bow ties are very cool. What a lucky lady to have such a find! There were so many creative ideas posted already, I can’t think of anything new. Good luck with your projects. I’m sure you’ll come up with something fantastic! :)

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