Fathers Day Tie!

Great gift idea for Father's Day ... a handmade tie!
Last year for Fathers Day my little guy and I made a tie for his Dad. Although it was a little tricky to get a good hand print from a six month old, he absolutely loved it!
Supplies needed:
  • Fabric paint
  • White tie
  • Paper plate and napkins
  • Cute little feet ;)
It was pretty simple to make. I found a white tie…any light color will do. First I bought some fabric paint in a few different colors. Then I dipped my little guys chubby hands and feet in the paint and dabbed them onto a paper towel. The next step was to stamp those babies on the tie. That’s it! You can write a cute little note at the top if you’d like. Make sure to let it dry for 24 hours.
Here’s my two favorite boys in the world!
Oh how I miss that chubby little boy, he grew way too fast this past year!
So if you need a last minute Fathers Day gift, try making him a tie! If you have a couple of kids you could stamp each of their hand prints one under the other.
BTW what you ladies planning on making for Fathers Day dinner…or more importantly dessert?
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Kami @ Everyday Heaven posted on June 17, 2010 at 7:02 am (#

    Super Cute! I wish I had thought of that last year for my husbands first Father's Day. It looks like our boys are about the same age. His feet are so big now I'm not sure they will fit on a tie, but we'll give it a try.

  2. Krista posted on June 17, 2010 at 9:09 am (#

    Holy heck this is darling! Cute idea and your husband looks so proud to be wearing it!

  3. Amanda K posted on June 17, 2010 at 9:33 am (#

    What a fun idea! and I love that your hubby totally went along with it!

  4. Jane posted on June 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm (#

    That is so super cute! :)

  5. Katrina posted on June 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm (#

    wow that is uber cute.

  6. SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} posted on June 18, 2010 at 5:10 am (#

    That is a great idea!

  7. Paula posted on June 18, 2010 at 5:42 am (#

    I came here from your link at Tidymom's site. Really love your Father's Day tie (your *boys* are so cute)and I'm showing this to my daughter. I think her and her two girls will enjoy making this for Father's Day.

  8. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet posted on June 18, 2010 at 8:31 am (#

    What fun! Dd did one for Father's Day back when she was 1. He still wears it and she is turning 15 next month. Definitely a treasure!

  9. Sweet Bee Cottage posted on June 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm (#

    Now that is just stinkin' cute! How could a dad resist that? There's just no way! Great and amazing idea!

  10. Kelly Polizzi posted on June 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm (#

    wow, thank you so much for posting this idea. if it wasn't so close to father's day and i had more time to find a white tie, i would so be doing this. Oh well, there's always next year. I will keep hold of the idea! Anyhoo, I'm Kelly. Found your blog today on a bloghop. Looking forward to more of your posts. Have a good weekend!


  11. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming posted on June 22, 2010 at 9:00 am (#

    This is adorable! What a special keepsake for years to come. I loev the painted little toes – super cute! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! Stephanie Lynn

  12. The Crafty Artisan posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm (#

    This is now the Tutorial of the Day on my blog, The Crafty Artisan. We have posted a photo and directed our readers to visit your site for the tutorial.

    Happy Crafting!


  13. Cheryl Golangco posted on May 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm (#

    This is really nice!! I’m bookmarking this and trying this someday! :)

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm (#

      Thanks Cheryl! It was such a fun gift to make.

  14. Kristine posted on May 30, 2011 at 6:56 am (#

    This is GENIUS! I spotlighted it in our Fathers Day gift ideas list on our blog http://www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com


    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm (#

      Ah thank you! And thanks for letting me know. :)

  15. sharon Jolly posted on January 14, 2013 at 7:35 am (#

    Love the tie idea! We actually did a grandfather version; had all the grandkids do a different color thumbprint and then had their names embroderied on it! Turned out cute! Ages 19-2!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 14, 2013 at 10:32 am (#

      Super cute! Love that idea too!

  16. Michelle posted on June 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm (#

    What type of fabric is the tie?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm (#

      I think it was just a silk tie! :)