My brother Steve sent me a picture of a dress shirt gift bag (obviously for Father's Day) he found somewhere in his current location with a note that he thought it was cute but knew I could come up with something cuter. Well not feeling any pressure, I set to work trying to think of something cute that could be done with a collared shirt for a Dad. I didn't have any gift bags handy but I think I came up with something even better-because it is meaningful.
It's a mini paper bag brag book. It would be fun to fill with pictures, or coupons for dad (or your hubby) or quotes and notes about how much you love him. I went with quotes by Small Fry for our brag book (and then I added my own little note that corresponds with what she said).
I found the instructions for the folded shirt on the Internet. I looked at a few different sets of instructions but I loved Kimberley's at Procrastistamper the best. I started with a piece of paper that was 10x12". You need those dimensions in order to produce a shirt that is the right side to cover the front of the paper bag book. After make the shirt I fashioned a tie and vest out of extra paper. I free handed mine but if you would like a copy of those pieces send me a message and I can e-mail you a copy. I used 3 paper bags (cut down to 4 1/2"-from the bottom). I cut cards to go inside the 3 paper bag pockets. I added little tabs to each one so that my husband would know they are there. After that I attached everything together with 3 black brads.
There are lots of possibilities with this idea. If your husband or father is not the dress shirt wearing type, turn it into a polo for golfing or a button up blaze orange shirt or camo shirt for hunting, it would be perfect for a missionary, or a you could add a bow tie and make it for a groom or graduate. Lots of fun things to try. Happy Father's Day crafting!!!