Where is this year going? One minute its Christmas, next its Easter and now its time to start thinking about Fathers Day. There really is nothing better than receiving homemade cards and gifts and today I am sharing with you a lovely shirt card that is perfect for this occasion and Birthdays too!
Before I share the craft with you lets just take a moment to look at how Fathers Day came about....
Grace Golden Clayton from West Virginia put forward a day to celebrate Fatherhood in 1908 after a mine explosion in a nearby town. She suggested there should be a day where people needed a time to appreciate and remember their Fathers after the explosion took the lives of over 300 men.
Now Fathers Day exists simply to remind everyone about just how great Dads can be. It's a time we remember Dad's that have sadly passed on and a time where we celebrate with our Dads who are still here. You may cook them breakfast in bed, venture out for a meal together, buy gifts and cards and show your love and appreciation for having such a supportive and caring role model in your life.
Originating in the USA - Fathers Day is now celebrated world wide. The way in which we celebrate depends on where in the world we are from. For example in Germany the day is known as 'Mens Day'. Groups of men will enjoy an outing together with copious amounts of food and drink.
Now lets take a look on making your very own shirt card for the Father figure in your life:
Homemade cards are fun to create and they add a personal touch. Today I am going to share with you a step by step tutorial on how to make these quirky shirt and tie cards. You can watch the video below and/or follow the step by step guide with photographs below.
You will need:
1) Begin by folding your A4 card in half.
2) Cut away a 2cm strip on the back of your card at the top and discard. You can use a ruler to make sure the line is straight or you could make a quick fold to cut along.
3) On the front of you card cut inwards a 2.5cm slit on both sides.
4) Fold the flaps like pictured above to create the collar of your shirt.
Optional: You can add buttons on the collar here if you wish. Now to make the tie.
5) Get a different coloured piece of card so that is stands out and compliments your shirt. Your tie needs to be half a piece of A4 paper. Fold inwards your two bottom corners until they meet.
6) Fold in the card at each end. You do this step twice to create a tie that is in proportion to the shirt.
7) Fold the top of your tie down twice to create the tie fold that sits in the collar. You can use sticky tape or glue. I would recommend glue.
Decorate the shirt and tie card as you wish.
Once its complete you can write your card and get ready to send.
What are your plans this Fathers Day? How are you making the males in your lives feel special? Share your ideas with us, we would love to hear about them!