Father’s Day Craft Idea | Shirt and Tie Card

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Father’s Day Craft Idea | Shirt and Tie Card

Father’s Day is coming quick!!

I’m sure you already have a special Father’s Day idea all planned out, BUT if you still aren’t sure what to get Dad or just haven’t made it to Hallmark yet, why not consider a little something homemade.  I personally think anything homemade is better than store-bought.  It shows you cared enough and actually took time to make something special.

Since we are talking homemade, and Father’s Day IS right around the corner,  I thought I’d share with you this adorable DIY shirt and tie card, PERFECT for Father’s Day!!  I love this cute card craft!  If the Dad you are celebrating is a tie wearing professional, then this is absolutely a homemade Father’s Day card you should consider!  Although, it’s pretty perfect for any Dad, tie-wearing or not!

Just look how easy and awesome this DIY Father’s Day card is…

DIY Shirt & Tie Card

Appletini Photography_385What you’ll need…Appletini Photography_386Materials:

  • 4 x 4 inch paper for tie
  • 5.5 x 4.5 inch paper for shirt
  • 9 x 5.5 inch paper for card
  • glue
  • brads/buttons/paper clip (optional)
  • scissors (not shown)

Making the Tie:


Appletini Photography_390Take your 4×4 inch paper and place it pattern-side up on the table.


Appletini Photography_391Fold paper corner to corner to make a triangle.


Appletini Photography_392Unfold.


Appletini Photography_393Using the crease as a guideline, fold each side of paper toward the middle.  The edges should line up and meet at the crease.


Appletini Photography_394Flip paper over.  It should look like a kite.


Appletini Photography_395Fold the narrow end of your ‘kite’ up about 1/3rd of the way.  Not quite to the middle.


Appletini Photography_396Fold the tip back to the straight edge you just made.  Fold it a little short though, so the tip doesn’t directly hit the end.  This will make the next step easier.


Appletini Photography_397Where the tip of the last fold sits is where you will crease in this step.


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Turn your paper over.


Appletini Photography_399Much like in STEP 4, fold each side into the middle, meeting at the crease.


Appletini Photography_400Turn your paper over.  Admire the adorable tie you just made!!

Making the Shirt:


Appletini Photography_401Place your 5.5 x 4.5 paper on the table.


Appletini Photography_402Fold one of the 4.5 inch sides down about an inch and crease.


Appletini Photography_403Cut both sides of the crease, leaving about an inch and a half uncut in the middle.


Appletini Photography_404Fold the pieces you cut down to make the collar.  The top corners should meet in the middle.


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Add the brads or buttons and glue on that awesome little tie you just made.

AND VIOLA… your shirt is finished…

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Making the Card:

Appletini Photography_407Take your 9 x 5.5 inch paper, folded into a card, and glue your shirt to the front.  Cut off any excess, unless you’d like to keep it and write a message on the front of your card.  It’s up to you!

Appletini Photography_408You could also add a ‘tie clip’.Appletini Photography_409OR a pocket square!

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 When you finish applaud yourself for making Dad a homemade Father’s Day card he is sure to love!  I bet it will be his favorite card of the season!!

Happy crafting,

xx Heather

By | 2018-01-10T11:36:57+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Blog, DIY Projects, Momma Likes to DIY, Momma's Corner|8 Comments

About the Author:

Hey gang! I'm Heather, the Editor in chief here at Appletini Photography. I am a self proclaimed SuperMOM of 2 who enjoys blogging, party planning, and DIYing! I am married to SuperDAD and have a slight coffee addiction! When I'm not wearing my SuperMOM cape, you can find me on the blog connecting with other Moms. Over at Momma's Corner you can read about the good, the bad, and the funny of my adventures in party planning, DIY, and Mommyhood.


  1. Melissa June 12, 2013 at 9:52 am

    This is really cool!!

  2. Tiffany June 12, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Heather, this is SO adorable!!! guess we know what my Pop is getting!! thanks for the tutorial!!

    • Heather Rizzo June 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

      I know! I’m about to make like 10 more!! Love how stinkin’ cute it came out!

  3. Christine Piotrowicz June 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

    This is super cute!

    • Heather Rizzo June 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Teen! I know a certain Father-to-be in your life that is looking for a tool belt card though! You should get on that! 😉

  4. Christine Piotrowicz June 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Love that idea!

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