August 22, 2010

The Magic Tie Trick

Okay, I know you're all pretty much women or girls out there reading this.   However, this tutorial is for men.  You know at least one man, right?  Alright then.  Let's continue. 

Apparently ties can be annoying.  I think men probably feel similarly to the way we feel about nylons or pantyhose (if you like to call them that.  That one is just a weird word if you ask me.)  Please allow my dad to demonstrate the frustration here.

They can get wet while leaning over the sink to wash your hands.


They can blow back out of place in the wind.


They can even blow in your face.  Oh, the horror of it all.


Now, we just can't have that.  So?  We're making these today. 


What the heck is that, you ask?  Let my dad demonstrate again.

You can save this part off an old shirt or make one from felt.


Just slip it through the label on the back of your tie....


....and button it to the buttons on your shirt.


And?  That tie is stuck to you like glue.  Whew!  And your secret is safe with us because no one can see your little nifty device.


I think the felt version would work well for a little guy's shirt.

My dad let me know that he was willing to be my male model for free this time, but he'll be expecting compensation the next time around.  Looks like his aren't free, ya know.

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45 comments:

  1. Clever trick... adorable dad!

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  2. Very smart...and such a simple solution! Great model...you really shouldn't make him work for free!! Some cookies or something should do the trick though!

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  3. BAH hahahhaha!!! Your dad cracks me up! This post had me laughing, and then paying attention, because that's a smart little trick! Thank you for the tutorial!!

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  4. What a fun post! Your dad is a great sport. Gread idea too! If my husband ever wore ties, I'd make him a few.

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  5. That is HYSTERICAL!!!! Love those pics!!!! My hubby is a truck driver and rarely wears ties, but nonetheless, that was one of my favorite posts ever!

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  6. Ah hahahahaha!!! Your dad is hilarious!! This is the cutest post ever. My husband, being a preacher, wears ties all the time, so this is an awesome tutorial-thank you so much!
    And P.S. I feel the same way about "pantyhose". What on earth??

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  7. This is awesome! My husband is in sales and is wearing a tie most days. I really hate those little tie tack things. I think they look tacky and kinda mobster-like. This seems like a much better option. I am going to whip him up one of these!

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  8. LOVE this post!!! I love jolly dads. These pictures make me miss my dad.

    Also, how did you get so stinking smart???

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  9. Genius! I love the convenience. Great model too by the way. I think you should pay him in pop tarts.

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  10. I love the tie in the face picture.. so funny! And what a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing!

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  11. That is such a great idea! Your dad looks like he has quite a sense of humor :)

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  12. GEN-IOUS! thank you!!!

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  13. Ok your dad is too cute!! I've seen this idea before but had completely forgotten about it - brilliant!

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  14. Um does it make me a loser that I came back to look at the hilarious pictures of your dad again?? He seems like such a fun dad!

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  15. My Dad would say something like that! He'd also make the same funny faces your Dad did! I love it and will be making some for my hubby and Dad! Very clever!

    Love and Hugs,
    Jess
    theplannerthepgrocrastinator.blogspot.com

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  16. Such a cute (and smart!) post! Gotta hop on the love-your-dad bandwagon!!

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  17. Your blog is really funny! Congratulations!

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  18. Your dad is a hoot (I'm wondering what life must be like with a fun dad & husband to keep you in stitches!)

    I have featured your post on my "5 Great Finds" today. http://jugglingmotherhood.com/2010/08/24/5-great-finds-moon-sand-thank-you-cards-necktie-companion-fruit-roll-ups-and-fathers-day-certificate/

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  19. I'm in love with your dad!

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  20. Great idea, and I love your dad's facial expressions!

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  21. OK, your Dad is awesome!

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  22. ok...why didn't I think of that??
    Like the model too!

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  23. I officially am IN LOVE WITH your blog, and now a little bit in love with your Dad, too! :o)

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  24. I LOVE the pictures of your Dad! What a good sport! Thanks for the tie tip!

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  25. That is such crafty, neat way to keep the tie right where it's supposed to be. You're a genuis!

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  26. Did you make this up? I have never seen this before. You are a genius! Oh my goodness, I am excited to make one or two for my husband. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tomorrow!

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  27. You ought to get a patten on this! You could sell it on tv!! Really your Dad is so cool! I'm going to make one of these for my hubby now.

    Thanks!
    Kim

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  28. Unfortunately, it's already available for sale. My hubby has been using these for a few years.

    http://thetiething.com/product.aspx

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  29. Great idea! My hubby throws his tie over his shoulder when he eats.

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  30. What a hoot. Thanks for sharing. I am so doing this for my new college grad. Now if he could just get a job.

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  31. This is a genius idea! :)

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  32. I am laughing so hard right now at your hilarious model! How fun:)

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  33. Brilliant idea!! And your dad is the coolest!

    I linked to your project over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/cool-idea-stay-put-necktie-magic-trick/2010/08/29/

    --Anne

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  34. I have to say it: your dad is adorable.

    The trick is genius.

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  35. I LOVE this idea!! My husband is constantly tucking the smaller part of his tie into his shirt, and after awhile it becomes pretty visible. This is such a great idea I am almost smacking my forehead wondering why it came as such a surprise! :) GREAT idea!! It must be so fun to have a great dad who will take goofy pictures for the whole world to see! :)
    <3 Christy @ agapesou.blogspot.com

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  36. Such a great idea! Floppy ties bug me, and I'm not even the one that has to wear them! I featured you here. So clever!

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  37. i featured this on my blog! your dads facial expressions are PRICELESS!

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  38. I found your blog recently and when I saw the picture of your dad leaning over a sink, I had to find out what the tutorial could be about...I was not disappointed!
    Though I am a girl who choses NOT to wear a tie nor do I have a man in my life who wears a tie, I found this tutorial helpful and hilarious!
    First, your dad doesn't look old enough to be a dad of anyone over the age of 15...your family must be related to Dick Clark or Ralph Macchio. LUCKY!
    Second, your dad's expressions are CLASSIC!
    Third, that's a great idea but isn't that what a tie clip is for? Just wondering.
    Thanks for this hilarious tutorial.
    Ali Smith
    (Of Emma Squared Designs)

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    1. Ha! Glad you enjoyed the pictures of my Dad. He's pretty fun.

      This takes the place of a tie clip because you don't have to pierce your tie with a pin or have the chain kind seen. It's unseen, which is part of the draw.

      Cheri

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  39. your dad is hysterical.

    i don't know any men who wear suits or ties as my husband and everyone we know are either carpenters or farmers but it was funny and well done and caught my attention I thot this was a clever idea... and now i know haha.

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  40. Great tip! I'm going to make that for my husband and son. Your dad is a great model!

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  41. I have GOT to try this for my best friend's husband (he's a pastor and wears ties every day). Found this on AllFreeSewing.com just today. Love it!

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