Origami Shirt Card

Make an Easy Origami Shirt Card


An origami shirt card is an excellent craft project for Father's Day or the birthday of a special dad, uncle or brother. Choose a paper pattern that is similar to a favorite shirt in his closet, so it truly reflects his personality.

Step 1


Begin with an 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper.

Step 2


Fold the paper in half and unfold.

Step 3


Fold the paper in half horizontally and unfold.

Step 4


Fold both the top and bottom halves of the paper into the middle crease.

Step 5


Turn the paper over and fold the right side down, approximately ¼ inch to ½ inch. Flip the paper back over.

Step 6


Fold the corners into the center, aligning them so they are next to each other. This step completes the collar.

Step 7


Using the center vertical crease as a guide, fold the other two corners out, as shown in the picture at the left.

Step 8


Fold the left side of the paper up until the straight edge is underneath the shirt collar.

Step 9


Affix a brass fastener or button to hold the shirt and collar in place.

Step 10


Glue the shirt to a half-folded card. Write a greeting on the shirt, or add buttons or a tie to the shirt and the greeting above or below it.

Find more card ideas in the LoveToKnow interview Origami Note Cards: Interview with Cathy Carl.

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