Making a Dad's Neckties Card

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It's easy enough for kids to create a handmade card for Dad or Grandpa. This Father's Day card shows three colorful ties on a hanger.


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This is a super thrifty DIY card for Father's Day. With a few bends, you can turn a paperclip into an adorable little wire hanger that holds Dad's beautifully patterned neckties, which are made from paper scraps.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 card


  • 1 paperclip
  • needle nose pliers
  • wire cutter
  • scissors
  • 1 sheet white card stock
  • patterned craft paper
  • glue
  • pen


  1. Bend straight end of paperclip upwards a bit.
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  3. Do the same with the curved end to make a triangle shape.
  4. Use your pliers to give the neck of the hanger a hard curve straight up.
  5. Trim the excess on the ends with your wire cutters.
  6. Lay your card stock horizontally, then fold in half.
  7. Cut about 3 inches off the top to make a more square shaped card.
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  9. To make the neckties, cut out 3 small strips of craft paper.
  10. Cut the corners off the bottoms to create the points of the ties.
  11. Trim the sides at angles to make the tops thinner.
  12. Pinch the neckties onto the hanger so there's a small overhanging tab on the back of each one.
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  14. Place a dot of glue on the inside of each tab, then squeeze and hold with your fingers to secure shut.
  15. Place a tiny dot of glue on the back of each tie, up by the hanger line, then glue to the middle of your card stock. Hold in place for 10 seconds.
  16. Lift the bottom of each necktie to add dimension to the card.
  17. Write your message to Dad below.
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