Not your typical tie for Dad!

Are you getting a head start on Father’s day gifts?  Here’s a fast and simple project you can make with the kids.  It’s a “Father’s Day Quilled Tie Sticky Note Pad Holder” (that’s a mouthful!). Dad will love this decorative and functional gift!

Last year I taught this project to a group of second graders. They loved it and dads gave it rave reviews!  At least it’s a different twist on the usual tie-giving occasion!

- 1/4-inch (6 mm) wide – Light blue quilling paper

- Slotted tool

- craft glue

Other Supplies:

- Printed scrapbook card stock: stripe pattern

- Card stock: blue and white

- 3-inch x 3-inch Sticky Note Pad

- Scissors

- Black pen

- Adhesive tabs


1.) Cut out a 7-inch x 3.5-inch (17.5 cm x 8.7 cm) rectangle from printed card stock.  Center two score lines at 3 1/4-inch and 3 3/4-inch to create the fold lines.

2. ) Cut out a 3-inch x 3 inch (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm)  square from blue card stock. Mount the blue square to the folded striped printed card stock with adhesive tabs.

3.) Trace or print out the shirt pattern.  Fold down the collar. Mount the shirt on the blue card stock.

4.) To make the quilled tie, roll a LIGHT BLUE 16-inch (40 cm) strip of paper into a loose circle and pinch it into a marquise.  To make the knot, roll a LIGHT BLUE 4-inch (10 cm) strip of paper into a loose circle and pinch it into a triangle. Glue the pieces to the shirt.

5.) With the black pen, write “#1 Dad”, “Happy Father’s Day!” or your own fun sentiment.

These decorative sticky notepads make great teacher gifts too!!

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5 Responses to “Not your typical tie for Dad!”

  1. Rachel says:

    Aww, that is darling! Jane emailed me about this and I’m so glad she did. I would love to link to your fun tie if you didn’t mind.

  2. Lisa says:

    What super cute ideas. I will have my kids do make one.
    thanks so much :)

  3. Alli says:

    I’d love to link! Beautiful website…thanks so much!

  4. Cute and Cool! simple love it!

  5. Madison says:

    I am making one for my dad this year.

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