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Why, Yes, You Can DIY a Father's Day Card That Matches Dad's Favorite Shirt

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...

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame

Sure, you can go the Hallmark route this Father's Day, but homemade cards are just so much better — especially when they're shaped liked little mini dress shirts and are so stinkin' cute you can't even stand it. If the dad in your life suits up for work every day, you really can't go wrong with this easy Father's Day card DIY.

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:

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Supplies:

  • 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 Supplies:

  • 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.

More: 12 Beachy Father's Day Gifts That'll Kick Dad's Summer Off With a Bang

Directions: 

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.

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

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

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
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.

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

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

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
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.

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
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.

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

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

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
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.

These adorable homemade Father's Day cards shaped like mini dress shirts are cute enough to frame
Image: Melissa Dunlap/SheKnows

Next Up: Step 4: Create the collar

Updated by Sarah Long on 6/9/2017.

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