Darcy Miller Designs_Father's Day_Tie

Start Father’s Day off right for the dad who’d give you the shirt off his back. Prep his plate with a napkin “shirt” tied together with a custom (paper) cravat.

What You’ll Need:

How To:

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Step 1 Start with your paper napkin.

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Step 2 Unfold the napkin and spread it out on the table in front of you.

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Step 3 Fold all corners in to meet at the middle (as you would making a cootie catcher.)

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Step 4 You will be left with a smaller square with four triangular flaps facing up.

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Step 5 Fold the two opposite sides of the square in vertically to meet at the middle.

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Step 6 Now you have a long skinny rectangle, as shown here.

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Step 7 Flip the rectangle over so that its seam is face down, and fold the top of rectangle down about ½.”

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Step 8 Flip the napkin over again so seam is facing you. Fold one corner in to create half of the “collar.”

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Step 9 Fold the second corner in to meet the other, completing the “collar.”

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Step 10 Fold up the top layer of the two bottom corners and crease as shown.

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Step 11 Fold the bottom of napkin up and out on the diagonal as shown—this will become one of the “sleeves” eventually. Repeat with the other bottom corner.

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Step 12 Fold the bottom of the napkin up to the top and and tuck it under the “collar” as shown

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Step 13 Print out Tie Template and cut out the small tie, and place it (or tape it) onto the front of the shirt

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Bonus: To really make dad’s day, customize the blank tie by coloring it in or decorating it, or print out the pre-patterned one and write a sweet note on the back. (This is also a fun job to keep little hands out of the way while you’re folding the napkin.)