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Making a Dad's Neckties Card


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June 10, 2018

Dad's Neckties Card - finished cardThis 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.

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Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 card

Supplies:

  • 1 paperclip
  • needle nose pliers
  • wire cutter
  • scissors
  • 1 sheet white card stock
  • patterned craft paper
  • glue
  • pen
Dad's Neckties Card - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Bend straight end of paperclip upwards a bit.
  2. Dad's Neckties Card - straight end bent upward a bit
     
  3. Do the same with the curved end to make a triangle shape.
  4. Dad's Neckties Card - bend up curved end to make a triangle
     
  5. Use your pliers to give the neck of the hanger a hard curve straight up.
  6. Dad's Neckties Card - use pliers to give neck a hard curve straight up
     
  7. Trim the excess on the ends with your wire cutters.
  8. Dad's Neckties Card - use wire cutters to trim excess
     
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  9. Lay your card stock horizontally, then fold in half.
  10. Dad's Neckties Card - lay cardstock horizontally and fold in half
     
  11. Cut about 3 inches off the top to make a more square shaped card.
  12. Dad's Neckties Card - cut off 3 inches on top to make more of a square
     
  13. To make the neckties, cut out 3 small strips of craft paper.
  14. Dad's Neckties Card - three strips of craft paper cut into rectangles for the ties
     
  15. Cut the corners off the bottoms to create the points of the ties.
  16. Dad's Neckties Card - trim corners on bottom to make the point
     
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  17. Trim the sides at angles to make the tops thinner.
  18. Dad's Neckties Card - trim sides to make tie shape
     
  19. Pinch the neckties onto the hanger so there's a small overhanging tab on the back of each one.
  20. Dad's Neckties Card - fold ties over the hanger with a small foldover
     
  21. Place a dot of glue on the inside of each tab, then squeeze and hold with your fingers to secure shut.
  22. Dad's Neckties Card - glue
     
  23. 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.
  24. Dad's Neckties Card - glue to card with a tiny dot of glue on ties near hanger
     
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  25. Lift the bottom of each necktie to add dimension to the card.
  26. Dad's Neckties Card - lift bottom of tie to add dimension
     
  27. Write your message to Dad below.
  28. Dad's Neckties Card - add message
     
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