Monday, May 16, 2011


Here is something for the little boys in your life! 
Start with some of your hubby's ugly ties or head to the thrift store for some cheap one's. 
Once your tie has been selected, find some matching buttons for your Snake's eyes.
Reach under the lining on the bottom side of the tie and you will find an opening.  This opening is on both ends.  Sew your buttons on, making sure not to go through the lining, but rather the top of the tie only.
Cut a tongue from a piece of felt. Sew or glue it on the underside of your snake.

Begin stuffing your snake with fiber fill.  I actually gutted an old pillow for this job. You can stuff from either end.  You will need a pencil or long stick to get the stuffing into the skinny parts of the tie.
When fully stuffed, glue or sew the opening closed.
I added a bow for Belle's snake because we all know that not all snakes can be boys!


  1. I have snakes that look JUST like this at my house except I used Minky. My grandma called the other night asking if I wanted my grandpas old ties. Great idea!!!
    Tuesday (open now!) I am hosting my weekly linky party called “20 minute Tuesdays”. It’s for projects that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 minutes (ISH). This project would be perfect! Would you consider linking up on Tuesday?
    PS: I have 30 spots left to receive a free button pony tailer! Check out the details here:

  2. Great snakes - I've heard of this idea, but this is the first time I've actually seen it done!

    I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling page. It has a long term linky, so your project would stay there for more than just the week of a usual linky. We have over 50 projects linked up now – some fantastic ideas – and this month I’m upcycling lots of clothes and trying to feature lots of the links too!
    Do come and take a look!

  3. Those are so fun!! Thanks for the idea!

  4. Great idea and so simple! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a fun project! These are so cute! I would LOVE to have you share this at my For the Kids Link Party! Stop on by and join the fun!

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  7. This is so unique and clever. What a wonderful idea.

    Dropping in from Jill's at Creating My Way to Success. Mila from

  8. share my #happiness when i sighted at the below dress at prettytailor dress
    once come up with such a tiny dress,you would come fancy^^