The Pin Junkie: Father's Day Origami Shirt Cards

Father's Day Origami Shirt Cards

Father's Day Origami Shirt Cards
Father's Day Origami Shirt Cards

Father's day will be here soon. Is it just me, or are dads sometimes hard to shop for?  A new shirt is a traditional Father's Day gift, but that can be boring and predictable for dad.  You can still give him a shirt, but make it fun with these easy Father's Day origami shirt cards!

Father's Day Origami Shirt Cards

The dads I know would much rather have a gift certificate to their favorite store or restaurant instead of a new shirt.  So this year, I'm putting that gift card in one of these easy to make Father's Day cards.

They are really fun and easy to make!

Father's Day Shirt Cards

 Start with a piece of 8.5 by 3.75 inch paper.  I used paper that is a different color on the back so you can see the folds a little easier, but you can use any paper that folds easily.

How to make an origami shirt

Fold the paper in half and open to reveal the crease.
How to make an origami shirt

Fold the paper in toward the crease.
How to make an origami shirt

Do the same thing on the other side.
How to make an origami shirt

Open the paper to show the crease lines.  
There should be four equal sections.
How to make an origami shirt

Fold the corners in at the very bottom.  
Make sure that the edges of the triangles line up with the fold lines.
How to make an origami shirt

Fold the bottom up.
How to make an origami shirt

Unfold the bottom fold you just made.
Pinch the sides and the bottom of the paper together.
How to make an origami shirt

Fold the sides of the paper in to the center fold and at the same time, fold the bottom up.
Then fold down the top quarter inch.
How to make an origami shirt

Fold the top corners in about 45 degrees. 
How to make an origami shirt

Bring the bottom of the paper up, fold, and tuck up under the collar.
You just made a shirt!
How to make an origami shirt

Now add a strip of paper for a tie!
How to make an origami shirt

Wasn't that easy?  

I hope you have fun making these origami shirts.  

I sure did!  

Here's the handy-dandy cheat sheet!
How to make an origami shirt

Inspired by this pin for making Father's Day shirts cards.




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10 comments:

  1. How cute!!!! I am going to try this! I give Hallmark a lot of money :).

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  2. This is an awesome idea!! I am so excited for Father's Day because you can get so creative. On Thursday I will be posting some great ideas for Father's Day. - Seri from www.serisblog.com

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  3. Hi Bonnie, I love this Father's Day card idea! Thanks for sharing it at Cooking and Crafting with J & J link party!

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  4. This is really cute idea and simple enough for little hands to make.I know fathers love stuff that is hand made. Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting from the Lou Lou Girls.

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  5. What a fun idea! This would be a great project to make with the kids. I'd love for you to share this at our Creative Inspiration party.

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  6. What a great Father's Day card idea. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial - going to let me kids give it a try. :) Visiting from Handmade Tuesdays Linky Party.

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  7. HAHA...I love how cute this is! So stinking adorable! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  8. Such a clever Fathers day card. I love giving a receiving homemade cards. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. how super cute what a great card I am glad I came to visit come see us http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  10. so cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing with SYC
    hugs,
    Jann

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