Father’s Day Shirt Card

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Dad will love a Father’s Day card in the shape of his favorite shirt!


To make the tie:

  1. Fold a 5″ square in half diagonally; unfold.

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2. Fold the sides from front to back toward the folded center line to create the tie shape.

 

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3. Fold the top point of the tie about ¾” over the front.

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4. Fold down again about ¾” so that the top point is covered.

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To make the card:

 

  1. Fold a 8.5 x 6.5” piece of paper in half.

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2. Cut a ¾” strip from the top of the back half toward the fold, so that the front of the card is taller than the back

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3. Make 1″ cuts across the left and right sides of the front half to make foldable flaps. The cuts should be at the same level as the top of the back of the card.

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4. Fold the flaps down.

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5. Use adhesive to attach the tie to the card in between the flaps.

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6. Use adhesive to attach a button to each flap.

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Father’s Day Pocket Holder

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A felt pocket is the perfect holder for Father’s Day cards and small gifts! They’re so easy to make that you’ll have no trouble whipping them up for all the dads in your life (with help from the kids)!

 

Materials:

 

Finished pocket: 5×6-1/2″


Assemble the Pocket Holder:

  1. Download, print, and cut out the pocket pattern from the link above.

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2. Trace the large pocket pattern onto dark blue felt two times and the small pocket pattern onto  light blue felt one time (we used a white pencil so we could see our lines). Cut out the patterns.

 

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3. Center the smaller light blue pocket onto the larger dark blue pocket. Pin in place.

 

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4. Sew the smaller pocket to the larger pocket using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

 

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5. Layer the sewn pocket onto the second dark blue pocket. Pin in place.

 

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6. Sew the pockets together using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving the top open. This will form a pocket that you can slide gifts into.

MIY This: Father’s Day Gifts

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Fathers can be hard to shop for! These gifts are hip, handmade, and something Dad will cherish. Bonus: they’re so quick and easy that kids can help!

Get creative with gift wrap and cards (especially if what Dad wants is a gift card). Paint kraft paper letters with Dad’s fave colors and stuff them with little gifts. Or make a fun card from a picture of the kids or a pocket square motif. Wake him up with bacon and cheddar waffles (we’re drooling!). Later treat him to Guinness stout brownie pretzel bars and an ice-cold one dressed with a bow tie or mustache. Make sure Dad has fun with a handmade checkers game or a funny framed print. Then cover Dad’s nightstand with a MIY dish to hold his watch and change and  manly candles that smell like the outdoors.

Father’s Day Beer Bottles

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Surprise Dad with a cookout and special beer bottles featuring  moustache and bow tie printouts! If he isn’t a beer drinker, use the shapes on Father’s Day cards.

 

 

Materials:

  • Patterned paper
  • Bow tie/moustache pattern (click here for patterns)
  • Tape, glue, adhesive foam
  • Dad’s favorite bottled beverage

 

1. Cut the patterned paper in strips wide enough to cover the bottle’s label and long enough to wrap all the way around with about 1″ of overlap. Strip size will vary by beverage brand. We cut our strips 3.5×9″.

2. Wrap the paper around the bottle, securing it with double-sided tape.

3. Cut out the bow tie or moustache pattern.

4. Use glue or tape to attach the patterns to the paper. We used adhesive foam squares to make the attachments pop.