How to Make a Pencil Box using a Tie

Today I have a super creative and fun craft for you.  I’m going to show you how to make a pencil box using a tie.  Ask your Dad for one…. I’m sure he has some that he doesn’t even wear anymore.  And, what a great way to recycle those ties that aren’t worn anymore.   After you make this craft you will have a functioning pencil box… and one that no one else has.  How cool is that?!  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

Check out some other Necktie Crafts.

Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade   will show you how to make this craft, step by step.


Materials Needed

– tie
– needle and thread
– scissors
– satin ribbon
– auto-adhesive velcro


Step 1

Measure the size of the pencil box. Should be slightly larger than a pen.

Bend the rest of the tie over it and mark this size.

Cut on the marking.

It will look like this.

Make a curve cut in the front, like in the picture.

Step 2

Take the satin ribbon…

… and sew it around the front part…

… to create a border, like this.

Sew the front to the rear to stay in place.

It will look like this.


Step 3

Take the auto-adhesive velcro…

… and place one part on the closing part and the other in the corresponding point on the front part. Like this.

Now you can put pencils in it…

… close it, and it’s ready to use.

And, that’s it.  You just created a pencil box using a tie.  Doesn’t it feel great to recycle something that is no longer being used?  It sure does.

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13 Cool Crafts Made with Neckties

13 Cool Crafts Made with Neckties

The styles of Neckties comes and goes pretty quickly.   Many men have a ton of extra ties in their closet that they don’t even wear.  Why not put the extra ties to good use?  I am going to show you 13 Cool Crafts made with Neckties.  All of the necktie crafts shown here will have tutorials so that you too can make these crafts.  I will not show you something that you can’t make for yourself.  Whether you want a necktie purse or a necktie coffee cozy…. you will find your necktie crafts here.   So, let’s get started.

13 Cool Crafts Made with Neckties

(1)  Necktie Purse

Necktie Purse

Here is a creative way to make a purse.  Imagine the compliments you will get while you carry this bag.  This purse is made from 8 neckties….. check out Sonya Style for all the crafting details.


(2)  Necktie Daisy Pins

Necktie Daisy Pins

I found this craft over at Crafters and it is a great Necktie craft.  She will show you how you too can make these Daisies out of Neckties.  Imagine how gorgeous you will look wearing these Necktie Daisy Pins.  Check out the site for the details.

(3)  Tie Angel

Tie Angel

How gorgeous is this Angel?  So pretty.  And, she is made from a man’s necktie.  This Angel would be great for Christmas time decorating.  Make sure to check out Blue Bonnet Village for the instructions on how to make this craft.


(4)  Necktie TV Remote Holder

Necktie TV Remote Holder

I found this necktie craft over at Yahoo Voices.  Here she made this craft for father’s day…. and it is such a great idea.  Ironically people give ties for father’s day…. here she upcycles a necktie into a TV Remote Holder.  What a clever idea!!


(5)  Cellphone or iPod Bag

Cellphone or iPod Bag

Here is a clever way to hold a cellphone or iPod….. carry it in this awesome Cellphone or iPod bag made from Neckties.  How cute is that?!  So cute.  I found this necktie craft over at Mindful Momma and I love it.  Make sure to check it out for yourself.


(6)  Coffee Cozy

Coffee Cozy

What a great way to drink hot coffee and save your hands….. use this necktie coffee cozy.  I love this idea!!   I found this necktie craft over at Lime and Aqua Studio.  Check out their website for the full craft details.


(7)  Necktie Necklace

Necktie Necklace

Look how beautiful these necklaces are…. and they are made from a necktie.  Made from an old necktie and some Mardi Gras beads this necklace turns out really cute.  You can get the full craft “how-to” by going to artstar by aletha.


(8)  Necktie Pumpkins

Necktie Pumpkins

Now, these pumpkin are no ordinary fall pumpkins…. these are some of the most creative pumpkins I seen.  I found these necktie pumpkins over at Lisnaweary Quilts and the idea is super creative.  Your house will look awesome with these Necktie Pumpkins as decorations this Fall.


(9)  Necktie Headband

Necktie Headband

This necktie headband is so super cute…. I love the idea.   I found this necktie craft over at Craft Envy and she simply just picked up a necktie from a Thrift Store.  But, feel free to recycle any type of tie that is no longer being used.  Check out the website for all the details.


(10)  Necktie Glasses Case

Necktie Glasses Case

What an awesome idea….. use a necktie to make a glasses case.   What is so cool about using a necktie as a glasses case… it not only looks good, but it also has its own padding for protecting your glasses.  Check out Make Projects for the step-by-step how-to.


(11)  Flower Pin

Flower Pin

Who would have thought that a masculine necktie can be made into such a lovely flower?  But, if you check out My Heart is Yours Blog you will learn that it can.  Here she shows you how to take just a necktie and a hot glue gun to make this flower.  Make sure to check out her site.


(12)  Bow Tie

Bow Tie

Wow, what a super creative idea…. take a Necktie and make it into a Bow Tie.  Clever!!  I found this necktie craft over at Make It and Love It .  And, I must admit it…. I do love it.  She takes a necktie and simple Velcro closure for this craft… make sure to check it out.


(13)  Necktie Skirt

Necktie Skirt

Who would have thought that a few neckties can look so beautiful on a lady, but Rick Rack Ruby shows you that it can.  Check out her site to find out how she takes about 14 ties and makes them into a beautiful skirt.  So creative!!

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