Off the Cuff: Father's Day Card

Published July 15, 2012

This year for Father’s Day why not have your child give their Father a homemade card? There are a myriad of creative store-bought cards in the retail stores for this year’s special day but nothing beats the impact of a card that is handcrafted by the provider. This card is creative and very cute and only takes minutes to assemble.


  • Coloured or patterned construction paper
  • Glue stick or craft glue
  • Sharp scissors
  • Matching buttons or old, worn pierced earrings
  • Stick on letters
  • Felt pen
  • Paper clip
  • Box Cutter
  • Thin craft wire
  • Double-sided tape

To make the shirt cuffs, cut a piece of construction paper 12” x 3” wide.

Matching the 3” sides together, round off the top corners of the paper.  Be sure to write your Father’s Day message on the inside of the card at this point.

Carefully paper clip the ends until you are ready to make the holes for the cufflinks.

Determine where you would like the “Happy Father’s Day” saying to be and unclip the paper. Place your letters on the designated spot and re-clip the 3” ends with the paper clip.

Place the cuff on a wood cutting board and make two small slits on the end of the clipped paper.

For the cufflinks, thread a small 1” piece of wire through the two buttonholes and insert through the small slit. Tie off the wire on the wrong side of the cuff. Alternatively, insert your earrings through the slits and fasten with the earring back.

Attach the card to your gift with a small piece of double-sided tape.