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The Father’s Day card he's going to wish he could wear

Melissa Dunlap is a writer, editor and blogger specializing in lifestyle communications. Fueled by curiosity, and a tad too much coffee, Melissa enjoys dissecting current trends for the modern woman. When she's not having dance parties w...

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy

Some of those tired Father's Day clichés might have a little bit of truth to them. If the leading man in your life suits up with a shirt and tie to head to the office each day, you're guaranteed to get a smile out of him when he sees this creative card on Father's Day.

You can make your own quirky Father's Day shirt card — using any paper pattern to match Dad's favorite shirt — in just a few simple steps:

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Materials:

  • Decorative paper for shirt (8-1/2 x 11-inch cardstock was used here)
  • Decorative paper for accessories
  • Scissors
  • Glue or double-sided craft tape

Optional Materials:

  • Bone folder
  • Hole punch
  • Decorative wrapping paper
  • Instructions for DIY Father’s Day shirt card

Throughout the craft, it's important to create crisp folds. A bone folder can help make this easier.

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Step 1: Create vertical folds

If using decorative paper, turn the paper over so the right side is facing down. Fold the paper in half.

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Lay the paper flat and fold each side up into the center fold. Open up paper and lay it flat.

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Step 2: Fold bottom corners

Take the bottom left-hand corner and fold it in to the first fold line. Repeat on the other side.

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Close the folds back up so the outside sides align with the center fold.

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Step 3: Create sleeves

Take the bottom side of the paper and fold it up just beyond the upside-down V. Make a nice, crisp fold.

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Open bottom fold out again.

Where the paper joins in the middle of the center V, take the inside point and fold it out to the left side edge of paper.

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Repeat on the other side. Note: the paper will come up slightly on the bottom.

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Take the bottom of the paper and fold it up to just beyond the upside down V. Crease it nice and sharp.

This adorable DIY Father's Day shirt card is almost too easy
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Next Up: Step 4: Create the collar

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