Thursday, June 9, 2011

Father's Day Gift Idea~

Ties are pretty common Father's Day gifts, so why not add a tie holder into the mix?

As you know, I have an unhealthy obsession with shaker pegs and buy them in bulk.
If you are not quite so obsessed, I would suggest buying little hooks. It'd probably be cheaper.
{{and easier to put in if you don't happen to have access to a drill press}}

If you like the look of Shaker pegs, you can find them at most hardware stores and I've seen them at Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby seemed to have the best prices.  

The board I used an mdf board that was 26''X6'' and 3/4'' thick. You can buy 6'' boards at Home Depot and they will even cut them down to the right size for if you'd like.  

I measured the center of the board to find where to place my first hole and then worked my way out.
I used 13 pegs. It really doesn't matter how many you stick on there,
 but odd numbers are easier to center.


I put the pegs 2'' apart. Much closer than I would for a coat rack. I want to be able to stuff it full of ties.
Stick a little bit of wood glue on the back of the pegs before tapping them into place with a hammer or mallet. This will keep the pegs from slipping out over time. It's probably not as necessary with a tie rack since ties aren't heavy, so if you don't have wood glue, don't stress about it.


I find that folding my vinyl helps me to get it centered on the board.
The vinyl itself is 3.5'' X 21''.  







Happy early Father's Day Joe! 
{{Blogging really is a surprise spoiler isn't it?}}

The vinyl for this project it is $6.
If it's purchased separately, the shipping is $.50 because it can be folded and fit into an envelope.
Shoot me an email if you are interested and I'll send you a paypal invoice.
poppyginger@gmail.com

33 comments:

  1. Very cute, if only my hubby wore ties!

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  2. Love it! Where did you get the board for the back of it?

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  3. This is a great idea! Thanks! How much would you charge for the vinyl seeing as I have no way to make it myself? Shoot me an email and let me know! I'm really interested if you have the means to make it and sell it??? savunie_@hotmail.com

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  6. That is so cute! I love the saying! I saw a pic on pinterest with a baby wearing a diaper and daddy's tie. If I knew how to tie a tie, I'd take a pic and use that caption!

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  7. Just found your blog and became a follower absolutely love the tie hanger I bet he realy enjoys it

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  9. How do you get the vinyl Lettering? Can I order it? I would love to make this with my kids for my husband for Father's day this year and maybe include their little handprints on it as well...Thanks so much for the wonderful idea!
    florida_sweetie_21@yahoo.com

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  10. Hi! Since you have an obsession with shaker pegs and have access to a drill press, would you be willing to make this item and sell it? If not, where can I find the items to make this? My husband is in desperate need of a tie rack.
    Thanks! Please email me at: starskitz@hotmail.com

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  11. How big is your board? Where can I find the pegs? Would you email me at thebjorns@hotmail.com? Great idea! Thanks.

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  12. Love this tie rack and I'm really wanting to make it for my hubby for Father's Day. Where did you find the materials to make it? What are the measurements or the board? Thank you!!
    Please email me at kasie.ellenburg@gmail.com

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  13. Hi, I'm really wanting to make this for my hubby too! I was wondering pretty much the same thing as everyone else here. Where did you get the board and what are the measurements for it? If yu could email me back, that would be great! Kjsoard@gmail.com

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  14. I'm going to make this for my hubby :) about how long are the shaker pegs? If you could email me at brittloveskyle @gmail.com that would be amazing!

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  15. This is so great!! I would like more details too! Like what size board, where to get it and also where to order the saying. Step by step directions would be great!! Email me at samaawerf@gmail.com

    Thanks!!!

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  16. Hey! This is so awesome! What size is the board that you used? And how do you attach the pegs to it? Any tips on how to do this would be very much appreciated :) Email me at lds_princess@hotmail.com
    Thanks!

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  17. I am wondering the same thing as everyone else...what size is the board and where can I find the pegs? I love this idea! Please email me at mscott048@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  18. I absolutely love this! I want to try it for my hubby as well. I'm amazed, though, at how many people didn't actually read your whole post... You have the measurements and where to buy the board typed right there! Oh well... lol...

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    1. That does look kind of funny. I actually went back and added more details to the post after receiving so many similar questions;)

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea! I featured this idea on my blog today in a post of cute Father's Day gift ideas!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/06/cute-fathers-day-ideas.html

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  21. Can you share what size of pegs you used? I found so many different sizes to buy but am not sure which would be best for this project. I've never used shaker pegs before so no idea. Please email me with the info. Thanks.
    natalieransom19@yahoo.com

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  22. I send you an email, but for anyone else that may be interested, they are half inch at the base and 3.5'' tall.

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  23. Hi I would like to purchase the lettering. How can I get it and how soon? I would love to do this for my husband's birthday of the 24th of September.

    Thanks,
    Suzana

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    1. Hi Suzana,

      I'd be happy to send you an invoice for the lettering, but I'll need you to send me your email address. Thank you! andy@poppiesatplay.com

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  24. this is incredible and very innovative too. amazing idea you have posted here. but if you dint have time and are looking for some end moment gifts then you can browse some online gift stores. there you can find amazing father's day gifts for your father. If your father owns a little bar at home then you can gift him some bar accessories such as liquor dispenser, wine bottle container, bottle opener etc. If you want to pamper your dad with some men grooming products then we have a huge collection of men perfumes, deodorants, aftershave and other men care products. You can also explore our designer range of men accessories such as watches, cufflinks, tie, t-shirts, wallets, belts and watch boxes. Gold plated playing cards also make a unique gift for your papa.

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  25. Love this! Where did you get your board? kristaaschliman@gmail.com Thanks!

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  26. The fathers all over the world will be so flattered that many generous bloggers are writing about them, even about the best ways to pamper them on this special day to honor them. These fathers day gift ideas all over the net are very nice, might add some of them to my own list. Thank you very much and Cheers!
    http://meowchie.snydle.com/fathers-day-gift-ideas.html

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