Remember in school when teachers would have you make a Father’s Day gift and it was almost always something to do with tools or a tie? Well, when it came to ties, it never made sense to me because my dad didn’t wear ties or suits to work. Instead, his usual “dressing up” outfit consists of a Hawaiian shirt. Although I couldn’t find the perfect Hawaiian print paper for this project, I did find a few cute patterns to make an origami shirt card for Father’s Day, complete with embellishments so you can customize it for the dads in your life. Whether he’s a tie-wearing type or a plaid lover, you can choose patterns and fun add-ons that fit who he is. Then finish the card with a sweet message inside, or add a photo to make it even more personal! This origami Father’s Day card is simple to make with any sheet of paper, so you’ll have a completed card in just 5 minutes.
I actually find this easy to do with patterned paper because the patterned side always faces out. Some origami doesn’t turn out this way, I’m thrilled that this one does! As far as origami goes, I’m happy to say this Father’s Day card is very easy. I’ve tried a few different origami projects that never seem this simple to me.
Of the three versions I made, I think the grid pattern with the bow is my favorite. It’s the closest I could get to a bow tie! What embellishments would you add to your origami shirt card?
Step 2: Open up. Fold each side of the paper in to meet the middle fold.
Step 5: On the opposite end, fold out either side of the paper so that the white or solid side is showing. Both sides should mirror each other.
Write your message on the cardstock, or add a photo if you prefer!
If only I could find an appropriate Hawaiian patterned paper for my own dad! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
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