Homemade Tie Cards for Father's Dayby Tiffany Silverberg
For generations, children have been giving their dads ties for Father's Day - and now your kids can make a homemade tie card to match! This "buttoned-up" card is sure to bring a smile to any dad's face.
Items you will need
- Card stock
- Colored paper
Cut a piece of cardstock into a rectangle - 12 inches by 4 and 1/2 inches. Fold the cardstock in half lengthwise (you should then have a rectangle that's 6 inches by 4 and 1/2 inches.)
Cut a tie shape that is approximately three inches long.
Holding your rectangle with the folded seam at the top, glue your tie shape approximately 1 inch below the top of the card.
Then measure an inch down from the top of the card and cut two slits on either side - approximately an inch and a half into the card.
Fold the two flaps to the front, with the top corners overlapping slightly. This should look like a men's button up-shirt with a collar.
Glue the folded corners down and add button embellishments.
Last but not least, glue the two pieces of paper together, and then write a message on the back. If you want to get really fancy, you can cut a piece of white paper and glue to the back for a more professional look.
Happy Father's Day!
- tie image by charles taylor from Fotolia.com