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DIY: Handmade Father’s Day Shirt and Tie Cards

Are you looking for a Father’s Day card to make for dad this year? These fun handmade origami cards are a simple way to show dad that you care. (Doesn’t that sound cliche?) Spruce these bad boys up with ribbons and buttons to give the card a completed look for under 50 cents. Click on the below link for full instructions.


  • Paper (card stock looks the nicest)
  • Ribbon (7/8 inch wide)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Buttons
  • Scissors


  • Fold your paper in half long ways, or hot dog style. Unfold it and lay it flat.
  • Fold the outer edges inward towards the center crease.
  • Take the top of the previous folded in edges and fold them outward so that if you flip the paper over you see little triangles (these will be the sleeves). The bottom of the folded out edges should meet about 1/3 of the way down the paper.
  • Flip the paper over and upside down. Fold the top of the paper down about an inch or an inch and a half.
  • Flip the paper over again and fold the top corners in so that the points meet in the center of the paper. This should slightly resemble a collar.
  • Take the bottom of the paper and fold it up so that the upper edge tucks under the collar.
  • Cut your ribbon so that it is almost as long as the front of the shirt. Either cut the bottom into a point like a tie, or fold the corners in and hot glue them down.
  • Cut another couple of inches of ribbon and glue it to the top of the other ribbon, centered. Then fold the edges in, slightly upturned, and glue them down. This should look like a tie.
  • Glue your tie to the top of your shirt, under the collar flaps.
  • Last, glue a button to the corner of each collar, write something on the back, and you are done!


Here’s a video tutorial we found that does a good job depicting how to make the shirt portion of the card (ignore the tie portion).

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