DIY Project Chevron Painted Ties – Make your next event a little more DIY dapper with this chevron painted necktie tutorial that Lynzie from Love by Lynzie shared here.
If you are looking for something unique and out of the box for groomsmen, here is the option…you can try these amazing chevron painted ties for your groomsmen. But then it is very difficult to find chevron ties in the same color theme as that of the wedding. So here you can DIY these ties. You can arrange a small tie coloring party for your girls. Or can ask the groom and his guys to attempt this new look over a beer or two.
- Plain colored men’s tie
- Painters tape
- Your choice of paint colors (we used latex paint samples by Martha Stewart and CIL)
HOW TO MAKE IT
STEP 1: On a clean surface, lay down some newspaper and Place your tie on top.
STEP 2: Using painter’s tape, cut strips to the desired width of your chevron pattern and place over the tie securing the edges of the tape to the surface so the tie doesn’t move. Continue this until your pattern is completely laid out with tape on the tie.
STEP 3: Using your paintbrush, paint the spaces of the tie between the tape. here we have used shades of coral, blush, ivory, grey, and black.
STEP 4: Let the tie sit to dry for one hour at least before removing the tape.
STEP 5: Remove the tape. Using a clean, small edging brush, touch up any edges freehand where the paint has bled away from the pattern. Let dry.
STEP 6: Pair with your fave button up or tie it on your man. This is also a super fun way to incorporate wedding colors into groomsmen’s attire.
These steps you can easily follow for a polka dot, striped, plaid, or checked pattern.
Now let’s move to the next DIP…but before that…Happy Tuesday!
I’m excited to welcome Love by Lynzie and Richelle Hunter who’ve teamed up to grace us with some fabulous DIY projects. Here’s the first..you’ll love it!
The budget-friendly luminaries can be used as votives, table numbers, or signs and add a little sparkle to your tablescapes and walkways. You’ll need tin cans of varying sizes, spray paint in your choice of color, a large, sturdy nail, a hammer, tealight candles and a lighter. For colors, we used Krylon’s quick-dry spray paint in Pistachio and Ivory.
After cleaning your cans of any excess labeling or glue, spray evenly with the spray paint. Let stand for about 15 minutes or until dry.
Draw out a pattern on your can using a pencil. Holding the nail firmly in place above the pattern, begin to punch holes into the can using the hammer and nail.
Light a tealight candle and gently place it in the center of your luminary.
Line walkways, aisles, and tables as you see fit!
All photography by Richelle Hunter. Concept and styling by Love by Lynzie.