Looking for a fun way to use up all of those great old retro Father’s Day ties the kids give you year after year? This is the perfect DIY project you and the kids can make together, a Father’s Day tie chair!
Father’s Day Tie make a great eclectic and vintage seat cushion for a simple wooden chair. They add a masculine touch to the room as well as a designer look. If you nee dot buy ties, go for the vintage or retro ties at Goodwill!
This is a Father’s Day Tie craft project that can be accomplished in a matter of hours. Best of all it allows you to revamp an existing chair with Father’s Day Tie. You can use your own Father’s Day Tie or purchase used ones for cheap at a local thrift shop. The skill level for this craft project is fairly low and any one from a beginner to a more experience crafter should be able to easily complete this project.
To complete this Father’s Day Tie reupholstered chair craft project you will need:
1 wooded chair with the seat removed
Lots of Father’s Day Ties (maybe about 30 depending on your chair)
Upholstery tacks or a staple gun
Heavy-duty scissors or a sharp knife
The first step is to remove the old seat of your wooden chair. This can usually be done by flipping the chair over and removing the screws from underneath the seat. Most seat cushions are attached this way. Set the seat aside for another craft project, because you won’t need it for this chair anymore.
Now, once the seat is removed from your chair you can paint your chair, rub it with stain, or revamp it anyway you want before you install the new seat made out of Father’s Day Ties. Be sure to let any work you do to the chair dry before you start installing the woven seat.
Begin attaching the retro ties to the seat of the chair by working across the seat horizontally. Attach one side of the tie underneath the rim of the seat with an upholstery tack. Stretch it up and over the seat, across the opening and under the seat support on the other side. Cut to size and attach with another upholstery tack. You want to start this part of the project by working form the back of the seat forward. Place the first belt flush with the back of the seat area. As you move forward attaching the retro tie you want to leave about 1 to 11/2 inches between each tie. You are going to weave tie through this first layer of ties, so leave space between them based no how thick your ties are.
Once you have covered the seat horizontally from the back you want to start weaving retro ties in vertically front to back. Start at the left. Use an upholstery tack to attach the vintage tie underneath the seat support like your did for the other ties. Swing it up over the first horizontal tie and begin weaving it in and out of the vintage ties working your way towards the back. Once you have reached the back of the chair swing the tie below the seat support and tack in place. Use your heavy scissors to cut the retro tie.
Continue this process working form left to right until you are completed. You may find that once you have established how long your tie need to be that it is easier to cut them before installing them.
For an electric look mix a variety of vintage ties. Unique stitching, different retro colors, and aged ties look well working together in the seat cushion. You could also use up some ties that mean something to you to create a chair full of memories. This is a great craft project that can have many variations. Use what you have and you will be surprised at what you can create!
For a girly variation on this project why not paint the wooden chair pink or white. Use white leather belts to cover the seat. This is a great craft project you could complete with your daughter for her bedroom!