How to Make a Father’s Day Tie for Dad

It is almost Father’s day! Let’s make a custom kid-made art Father’s Day tie craft for dad this year.  We are going to show you how to make a tie for dad that is unlike any other tie in the world because it was made by you!

A Fathers Day tie craft for dad made with fabric crayons on a white tie - custom dad tie shown on white background with fabric crayons and stencils
A colorful Father’s Day tie for dad made using fabric crayons.

Tie Craft for Kids to Make for Dad

Give dad a unique handmade gift this Father’s Day. He will love wearing this personalized DIY Father’s Day tie made especially for him.

Related: Download & print our free tie coloring page for dad

This project is surprisingly easy to make and can be done by kids of all ages with some adult help. Get creative using stencils, handprints, or drawing pictures for dad’s tie.

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How to make a Father’s Day tie

Using a polyester tie, crayons, and an iron we are going to make a personalized tie for dad that he can wear.

supplies need to make a personalized tie for dad for Father's Day using fabric crayons
Use fabric crayons on a white tie to make a personalized tie for dad.

Supplies needed to make a Father’s Day tie

If you want the artwork to be permanent on the tie, use one with the highest polyester count; ours is 100% polyester.

Instructions to make a Father’s Day tie

Kids can do everything except use the iron which makes this a really easy craft to do with kids of all ages.

A picture being drawn on paper using fabric crayons.
Make a design on paper using the fabric crayons.

Step 1

Using a plain white piece of paper and the fabric crayons draw a picture. You can use stencils (as we did), draw freehand, or scribble lots of colors. You may need to color several sheets of paper to cover the entire tie, or you can just do one sheet to have a design on the bottom of the tie.

Craft tip: Remember when drawing and using stencils that you need to make the mirror image of what will appear on the tie because you’ll be turning the picture over to iron it on.

The mirror image of a fabric crayon drawing ironed onto a tie.
Iron the image onto the tie for a couple of minutes.

Step 2

Read the instructions on the back of the fabric crayon box with the ironing instructions. Make sure to put a piece of paper underneath the tie so that you don’t iron any colors onto the surface you are ironing on.

Repeat this process if you have multiple sheets of paper.

Our finished Father’s Day tie

A Father's Day tie colored in using fabric crayons.
Dad is going to love this fabric crayon Father’s Day tie.

What We learned when making a Father’s Day tie

As you can see from the above image, the colors on the tie turn out much brighter than how they look on the paper so don’t be afraid to use darker colors. The longer you iron them the brighter they appear.

What else would you love to make with fabric crayons? We think a personalized t-shirt for dad would be really cool.

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How to Make a Father's Day Tie for Dad

Fathers Day tie for dad made with a white tie and fabric crayons

Make a Father's Day tie for dad using fabric crayons.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15


  • Polyester tie - light colored or white (preferred)
  • Fabric crayons
  • Plain white paper
  • Stencils (optional)


  • Iron
  • Ironing board


  1. Draw your design on a piece of paper using the fabric crayons. Make sure to press hard and go over the design a couple of times. You can use stencils, freehand, write words, or simply scribble colors.
  2. Place a piece of paper underneath the tie on the ironing board. Place the design face down on top of the tie and following the instructions on the crayon packet iron the design onto the tie. You can repeat this if you have more than one piece of paper if you plan on covering the whole tie.

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And if you are having fun making colorful gifts, check out the big collection of tie dye patterns you can make with your kids.


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