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Father's Day Presents

Introduction

Belts and ties are the coin of the realm for Father's Day, but they don't have to fly right off the store rack straight into the gift box; add your own personality to the package. Embroider Dad's first or last initial on this year's tie. A simple linen tie makes a good candidate; try embroidery floss in a lighter shade of the same color for a refined monochrome palette.

Or make a handsome rack for Dad's new belt:

Materials

  • Wooden hanger
  • Wire cutters

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To attach cup hooks to a good wooden hanger, first drill holes with an appropriate-sized bit. (If you try to screw hooks in with your hands without first making holes, the rod might split.) Space holes evenly, about 2 inches apart; if the screws of hooks are too long, snip off ends with wire cutters before screwing them in.

  2. Step 2

    Space holes evenly, about 2 inches apart; if the screws of hooks are too long, snip off ends with wire cutters before screwing them in.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2001

Reviews (3)

  • 17 Apr, 2009

    this certainly is exclusive. And it's got the special touch =)
    I was thinking of making a photobook for dad. Recently saw the idea at www.photobookworldwide.com. Anyone who has made 1 before?

  • 29 May, 2008

    I like the linen tie, too. I found a cool website: pillowtie.com that gives a little twist to the classic tie. Check it out for details. I got a bunch for my wedding party.

  • 5 Mar, 2008

    this is a beautiful idea...i am having a hard time finding a tie such as the one shown above (tan/natural linen). where could i find this tie? thank you