The icon for Father’s Day has to be the necktie. My husband’s closet is full of them. Many have been gifts from our kids over the years.
I don’t know if all dads like to receive ties, but this project is one they are likely to enjoy, especially hanging around their favorite beverage.
I’m using a Cricut project file (search for Father’s Day) and adding a shirt collar to give it a ring at the top for hanging. I think this same cut would make a cute banner too. This is cut at 2.25” by 7.5”.
With the variety of CutCardStock’s Basis paper colors, there are so many color schemes you can make. I chose Basis Navy and Basis Light Yellow. Basis paper performs nicely with my Cricut Joy.
I’ve taken the Basis Light Yellow pieces and brushed the edges with a sponge and black ink. Piecing together the 2 color combos is simple with the cut notches, just follow the lines it provides.
Next up is the shirt collar, using a strip of Basis White 110 lb. cardstock, cut at 3” by 8.5”. I’ve scored lines where you see pencil marks, at 1.5” wide and a third of the way in on length, on both sides. Fold at the creases.
I’ve turned the Basis White paper in slightly to meet at the middle and stapled the paper into place. This will hold the collar steady instead of glue.
For the initial, I thought a pop of color would be fun, so I chose Poptone Orange Fizz, dusted the edges with ink, and added EK Tools adhesive pop dots to the back. I like that these come in a variety of sizes. Secure this to the bottom of the tie.
The final touch is to add some buttons on the collar, and slip it over any standard bottle. You can write a message on the back too!
Cheers to dads everywhere! What a nice masculine birthday gift this could be also, especially with a recipient’s initial. What CutCardStock Basis paper would you choose to make this? I’d love to hear from you below – thanks for stopping by!!