Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift? Look no further! Starting early will save you the “Last Minute Stress Bug”…I must get bit all the time! But, even starting within a week of Father’s Day should give you plenty of time.
Here is the final product for our Father’s Day Tie I created in 2011 for my hubby. (check out the Father’s Day Tie tutorial). He likes it so much that he wears it year round to church and not just on Father’s Day! The total cost to make the tie, including the cost of the tie and printing at my local copy center who works with transfers = $14.50. I paid another $3 because my printer ran out of ink, so I emailed the copy center the file and they printed it there for an extra cost. I think their ink looked better than my printer’s so it was fair!
The first time I made it (5 years ago) I did 1″ squares. With this tie I did .75″ squares and I think it looks better with smaller squares.
When he first got it, he wore it to church and work within a couple of days of getting it. Now, that is one proud Papa! Needless to say, he really likes it, which makes it even more fun and that is all that matters, right?!
Last year I made a few more ties for a few Dads who really deserved a fun gift like this and discovered only one copy center in Mesa in the entire Phoenix valley that was comfortable working with file transfers. So make sure you call around first so you have the right supplies needed ahead of time. It took them 2.5 transfer sheets to make the pictures on the tie long enough for my husbands neck.
I almost made these via Artscow, but had a very difficult time loading my design onto their template. It would only let me do one sheet per tie and I discovered when you print at Artscow, they claim a right to any images given them. I was not comfortable doing that with families’ pics I was working with. So, just make sure you are aware of the terms and policies of the companies you work with.
What are your favorite Father’s Day Gifts to give?