Making a Dad's Neckties Card
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June 10, 2018
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
- 1 sheet white card stock
- patterned craft paper
- Bend straight end of paperclip upwards a bit.
- Do the same with the curved end to make a triangle shape.
- Use your pliers to give the neck of the hanger a hard curve straight up.
- Trim the excess on the ends with your wire cutters.
- Lay your card stock horizontally, then fold in half.
- Cut about 3 inches off the top to make a more square shaped card.
- To make the neckties, cut out 3 small strips of craft paper.
- Cut the corners off the bottoms to create the points of the ties.
- Trim the sides at angles to make the tops thinner.
- Pinch the neckties onto the hanger so there's a small overhanging tab on the back of each one.
- Place a dot of glue on the inside of each tab, then squeeze and hold with your fingers to secure shut.
- 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.
- Lift the bottom of each necktie to add dimension to the card.
- Write your message to Dad below.
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