you take a classic, solid tie like so, then let baby go buck wild with fabric paint ALL over it. ha. LET. i should substitute the word "force" there instead. a lot of drool (his), sweat (mine) & tears (mine) went into the creation of daddy's & grandpa's father's day gift from L. the paint ISN'T non-toxic, he DID want to eat it & he IS stronger than me!?!? but, we got it done, & the result is abstract & legitimately crafted by him. sorry, L for wrestling you to craft these. you were a good sport! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, world.