Father’s Day Tie

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

My dad always wore crazy ties. In fact, he’s been infamous for it in every place he’s ever worked. When I was a teenager I was mortified every October when he pulled out his arm bone tie, a three dimensional stuffed ties that looked ust like an skeleton arm, shoulder to fingertips. On the other hand, it’s always made gifts pretty easy to find for him, give him a wacky, themed tie and he’s a happy camper. Which is what led to the creation of these ties, although they ended up being neither wacky or weird, in fact, according to him, they get more compliments than anything else he wears (good ones, that it).


This is a quick and easy father’s day present that every dad will cherish, and which you can taylor to the style of the man in question through your paint and tie choice. For my dad, who teaches at the University of Missouri, we used black and gold for the school colors. One if from my son when he was small, the other is newer and form my daughter. He loves them both to bits and considering the older one has had a lot of use over four years and is holding up well, they should last forever.

Here’s what you need

Fabric Paint
Foam paint brush
Solid colored tie
Little hands (or feet)
Newspaper

Spread out the newspaper on your work surface and lay the tie out all the way so that you can pain all the way down. You don’t need to center each handprint, in fact, it looks cute to have partial hands here and there.


Coat your little one’s hands well with the paint and, with their fingers spread out a little, carefully press their hands down onto the tie, reapplying paint after each print.

Allow the paint to dry according to the instructions on the bottle before wrapping it up for a Father’s Day Surprise. It’s sure to be a hit!

What are you getting dad for Father’s Day this year?

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

One thought on “Father’s Day Tie

  1. Rose

    I love this! I can totally see this being done for cloth baseball caps, t-shirts, or dad / granddad’s favorite fishing gear bag…

    Had to share it on facebook, because I know several new Mum’s and dads – who will find this awesome.

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