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Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card by Cindy Hopper for (step 14)

Father’s Day Craft: Shirt and Tie Origami Card

By Cindy Hopper

My son brought this darling card home from school for Father’s Day a few years ago.

Father's Day Craft: Shirt & Tie Origami Card

You open it up and there is plenty of room to write dad a sweet note.

handwritten message inside of a handmade Father's Day card

How to make this card:

This card was actually really quick and simple to make. All you need is an 8 1/2″ X 11″ sheet of typing paper for the shirt and a scrap of paper for the tie.

blue paper

Fold each side in to the middle.

step one of origami Father's day card - folding paper

Open up the page and fold in the bottom corners.

step two - making Father's Day Origami card (folding edges)

Again fold sides to the middle.

step 3 - making Origami Father's Day card (folding over)

Fold bottom up (at the top of where the bottom corners were folded in). Slightly open back up the bottom fold. Fold area above the fold at an angle and push straight edge of first bottom corner folds out to form a point (it will be the shirt sleeve).

Step 4- Making Origami Father's Day card (folding bottom)

It should look like this when finished.

Step 5 Making Origami Father's Day Card (folding sides and bottom)

Turn paper over and fold down the top edge about 1/2″

Step 6 - Father's Day Origami card (folding top of card)

Turn card back over and fold each top corner to the center.

Step 7 - Origami Father's Day card (folding top edges)

Bring bottom of paper up to the top.

Step 8 - Origami Father's Day card (folding up the middle)

Tuck the bottom edge under the collar of the shirt and then crease the bottom.

Step 9 - Origami Father's Day card (shirt with collar)

Now for the tie. Cut a tie shape about 5 3/4″ long by 3/4″ wide and the top to 1″ wide at the bottom.

Step 10- Origami Father's Day card (adding tie)

Fold top behind at an angle about 2 ” from the top.

Step 11- Origami Father's Day card (folding tie)

Bring the top edge over the top and across the tie.

Step 12- Origami Father's Day (folding paper tie)

Now tuck the end behind the tie.

Step 13- Origami Father's Day card (paper tie)

Glue the tie to the front of the card under the collar.

Step 14- Origami Father's Day Card with tie

Decorate and you have an awesome card to let dad know how special he is!

Shirt & Tie Origami Card for Father's Day


Find more handmade Father’s Day cards and gift ideas here:

About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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That is too too cute! I love this idea, ty for sharing

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That is a very cute card! homemade gifts are the most loved!


Thanks for sharing, it’s a great idea and the instructions are so clear.


I used this to make Father’s Day cards for my boyfriends grandfather, father, and step-father, as well as my own father – incredibly simple, and I’m sure they will be shocked.




I helped my grade 3 students make these as Father’s Day cards. They loved it! Cute and easy to make. Everyone was impressed. 🙂


They made this in a stampin up class I missed, glad you had it on here so I could make it!!!!!!
Thanks so much!


We just made these for Father’s Day. We experimented with 8.5X11 and 8.5X14 paper and decided to go with legal (8.5X14) paper for a little bit longer shirt. We glued three buttons on one instead of a tie to look a little more like a polo shirt. Great fun!! Thanks so much!!!

Kristin Sellars

So cute!! I linked it to my blog 🙂


thanks for the tie and shirt now my dad will like fathers day that much more 🙂


A great idea – my daughter did one of these in Grade 1; however, this is a different design that is really interactive, very realistic fun and any Dad on Father’s Day would this card!


This is a great card. These are the easiest instructions i have ever had. All the other instructions were hard but i finally found the perfect website. I recommend this card because it is lovely