Archive for July, 2012

Teach Kids to Appreciate Dressing Up with Kids Clip On Ties

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Dress up games aren’t very appealing to young boys unless they involve super hero costumes or other favorite character garb. However, it’s important for youngsters to learn the importance of dressing appropriately for special occasions.  While kids clip on ties make it easier to outfit your son, convincing him that he looks dashing in his attire may be nearly impossible.  Still, you can use games and activities to help him adjust to wearing boys clip on ties from time to time.

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Tie, You’re It!

Tag is a favorite game of children, and it’s very easy to alter the rules and the object of a game of tag.

One tie is used to identify the tagger. When he catches another player, he exchanges the tie with that individual. The practice of removing and putting on kids clip on ties is emphasized in the action, and the object of scorn, the tie, becomes a fun tool in a game.

I Tie Spy

You can create some holiday fun by using boys clip on ties as decorations. Use all sorts of colors to clip to mantles, window valences, or other obvious places giving them an unusual and fun flair. Your youngster can be on the lookout for where the tie will be next.  He’ll be a little more receptive to wearing a tie if he’s seen them around the home in a fun context.

Allow your youngsters to play a game of tie tag or ‘I tie spy’ from time to time to make them more fun!

How To: Easy DIY Storage for Mens Clip On Ties

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

necktie storage ideas

Clip on ties provide such convenience for the guy on the go. Whether you are faced with an unexpected formal dinner or a big meeting that you’ve planned for months in advance, the use of this style of tie provides the needed appearance of formality without demanding that you tie the perfect Windsor knot.  Storing your collection of mens clip on ties is just as easy as wearing one, and you can really be creative in your approach. 

If you need a selection of clip on ties available in the office, one of the easiest ways to store them is with a simple memo board. 

How to: Add a few basic hooks to the bottom or stretch a length of material across the front, anchoring with Velcro at the ends and in the middle. Velcro with sticky backing is perfect for the DIY project, and it’s cheap. Your ties will easily clip to the material, and the strength of the Velcro will hold them in place. 

Another inexpensive approach to storing mens clip on ties so that they are accessible is stretching a length of strong string along a section of the wall. Anchor at the ends with simple hooks, and you will have a convenient spot for hanging – and displaying – your ties.

 

 

A Candied Bacon Necktie? Sweet! Er, Salty Sweet…

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Image courtesy of wzzm13.com

Image courtesy of wzzm13.com

As I have been known to do from time to time, I was clicking across the wonderful Internet today on the search for some new bacon recipes. Just like many of you reading, I am a bit of a bacon aficionado, and love finding fresh ways to work it into breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sure, it’s delicious on its own, but its distinct flavor adds just the right touch to so many dishes that I feel foolish not trying them all!

So what does bacon have to do with neckties? Admittedly, not much. Usually, that is! But when they do have something in common, it looks about as delicious as the most delicious thing you’ve ever seen.  Combining one half pound of bacon, ¼ cup Dijon mustard, 2 cups brown sugar and ¼ teaspoon cayenne red pepper, you can create an oh-so-edible candied bacon necktie. Can you think of anything that sounds better than that? Nope, me either.

All the directions for making the tastiest tie ever can be found at What’s Cooking – Candied Bacon Necktie. There’s even a video for visual learners, but the video is sure to make you hungry, so eat before watching! The bacon necktie does take a bit of time to make, but the results look more than worth it. And my brain is already swimming with ideas of what other bacon-y fun I can have. A bacon plate, perhaps? You know, interwoven slices of salty goodness crafted and cooked into a dish upon which I can put more bacon. Or maybe even a bacon banded watch with a slice of maple drizzled caramel for the face? Oh, the bacon possibilities!

Think Green and Create a Great Gift for Yourself or Someone Special!

Friday, July 6th, 2012
Image courtesy of ecouterre.com

Image courtesy of ecouterre.com

Here at NecktieEmporium.com, we make it pretty easy to invest in a few new neckties. We have tons of colors and patterns, our prices are low, and shipping is free! But finding new ties you love doesn’t cancel the love you have for your old, faded, stained ties. Sure, they don’t shine like they used to, but you can’t just throw things away because they aren’t brand new anymore, right? That wouldn’t be very nice. It also wouldn’t be very practical, considering you can put them to good use on your guitar and more!

We came across a great article today on ecouterre.com – 5 Ways to Recycle an Old Necktie Into a Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift. We know we found it a few weeks late to gain Father’s Day gift inspiration, but chances are good Dad (or you!) deserves a ’just because’ gift. Why not put your old ties to good use and give them a new life as something different?

ecouterre.com offers instructions for the following tie-turned-something-else crafty creations…

  • Guitar Strap
  • Cell Phone/iPod Case (my personal favorite!)
  • Eyeglasses Holder
  • Camera Strap
  • Throw Pillow

Each of these crafts requires just a few extra materials apart from the tie, and all make a great gift for men or women. Does a special lady in your life have an attachment to one of your tattered ties? Why not get your creative cap on and whip up whichever of the items above she’ll love most! Not only do you get bonus points for a thoughtful, personal gift, but she’ll think of you every time she takes a photo or listens to some tunes.