Friday, June 5, 2020

Over-Sized 4th of July Felt Tie for Ken (Barbie) DIY

This red, white and blue decorated tie is an easy craft kids can whip up so their Ken or GI Joe dolls are ready for the 4th of July parade in tacky style! It only requires a small 4" x 1" scrap piece of felt and some hot glue. Embellishments can be anything, sequins, beads, rhinestones, glitter, more felt, buttons, etc.
 Not sure why... 
But Ken kinda looks like he's a member of the Village People to me😉

  • Cut a rectangle of felt 4" long by 1" wide.
  • Fold top over about 3/4" and hot glue lower edge down. Be sure to leave a tube (or sleeve) towards the top so you can feed ribbon through the hole. *Suggestion after I made mine: It would be easier to lay a 4" piece of ribbon or thin piece of felt on the tie before you glue the lower edge down.
  • Fold the two sides of the back together, glue the tie together where you glued the lower edge in the step above.
  • Fold bottom in half towards the back, measure up about 1/2" or so from the bottom and cut a tip into the bottom of the tie.
  • *If you didn't lay your ribbon on the felt before gluing in step 2 above, feed it through the hole with a needle or safety pin.
  • Hot glue a little velcro to the ribbon to secure the tie on doll. 

Ken says show your colors and...


  1. HA< HA>.. You need to make Elton John, sunglasses to go with this...grins! Sandi


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