“Mini Tie Keychain,” Friend, June 2010, 12–13
Make this fun keychain for your dad! You’ll need:
1 old necktie that can no longer be worn
1 ring keychain
Take the narrow tail end of the tie and pull it through the ring about five inches. Make sure the seam of the tie is facing down.
Fold the tail sideways so it is pointing to the right. Now you will be able to see the seam.
Wrap the tail over the top of the tie where it folds through the ring.
Continue wrapping the tail around the ring until the seam shows. This should look like a knot on a tie.
Pull the tail through the ring and down through the “knot.”
Cut off the mini tie keychain from the original tie. Use a dab of glue to attach the mini tie to the cut-off tail. Add a small amount of glue to the cut edge of the fabric so it won’t fray.