Recycle that Tie into a Gift for Dad

This weekend we celebrate father’s day, thanking dads everywhere for being such swell guys. Looking for a last minute gift? You can recycle any old tie into something useful with this handy guide courtesy of Ecouterre. Find the tackiest, most out-of-style tie and turn it into something useful. Ecouterre provides step-by-step directions for making an awesome new guitar strap, eyeglasses case, camera strap, cellphone case, and pillow.

While it’s easy to buy a last minute gift, show dad you care with something made from the heart. You can make most of these with items you already have around the house: a bit of thread, scissors, a needle, an old button. Check out the photos for more. Do you have any more fun ideas for ways to recycle a tie?

Happy Father’s Day everyone!