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How to Make a DIY Father’s Day Card That Matches Dad’s Favorite Shirt

Step 4: Create the collar

Flip the paper over and go to the top. Fold the top portion over about 1/2-inch (approximating the measurement is fine) so there is a crease at the top.

Father's Day shirt card: Turn card over and fold top
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Flip the paper over so the top crease is to the back. Bring the top-left corner to the center fold so that it creates a triangle shape.

Father's Day shirt card:Creating a collar
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Repeat on the right side. Make sure folds are sharp.

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Father's Day shirt card: Creating a collar
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Step 5: Complete the shirt

Bring the bottom end up and tuck it underneath the top flaps (the shirt collar). Now you have your basic shirt shape!

Father's Day shirt card: Fold up bottom of shirt
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Step 6: Add a personal message

To add a personal message inside the card, cut out a piece of cardstock that can fit inside the card. The one used here is approximately 3-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches. Secure it to shirt with glue or double-sided tape. Write dad a note.

Father's Day shirt card: Add personal message
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Step 7: Accessorize the shirt

Add embellishments to the outside of the shirt to give it some of dad’s style. Ideas to consider include a tie, pocket, bowtie or buttons.

To make a tie: Cut a 1/2-inch strip of decorative paper. If you know how to knot a tie, now’s the time to show your skills. If not, fake it by looping strip around the top until a faux knot is created.

Father's Day shirt card: Loop paper to make a tie
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Father's Day shirt card: Tying a tie knot
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Snip the bottom corners of the paper to create a pointed end. Secure to shirt with a dab of glue or double-sided tape.

Father's Day shirt card: Secure tie to shirt
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Next: Tie and hanky

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