How to Paint a Tie for Father's Day

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A hand-painted tie makes a personalized gift that Dad will cherish for years.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Solid-color ties
  • Fabric paint
  • Purchase a solid-color tie. Light colors, such as white or yellow, work best.

  • Avoid top-of-the-line ties, as they are quite expensive. Silk or polyester is fine.

  • Select some fabric paints. Use the kind that comes in squeeze bottles for easy application.

  • Draw the design you want on a piece of paper first to perfect it.

  • Try a design that lists all of the children's names or has a drawing of each child.

  • Allow the children to help. They can write their own names or draw pictures of themselves.

  • Add a saying such as "World's Greatest Dad" or "We Love Daddy."

  • Lay the tie flat.

  • Apply the paint to the tie carefully.

  • Allow the tie to dry overnight.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure to put your design on the part of the tie that will be visible when Dad wears it.
  • Open the twist tops of the paint bottles enough so that you get a steady stream of paint, but not so much that it comes out in globs.
  • Wipe the tip of each paint bottle after using it.
  • Place your letters and pictures far enough apart so that they don't run together.

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