November 13, 2019

Bow Tie Pasta Card for Father’s Day

For Father’s Day, give the men in your life some more ties. But not the kind they wrap around their necks. I’m talking these cute little bow ties on a do-it-yourself card. They’re created with bow tie pasta, so after you make the card, you’ll have extra for a Father’s Day dinner. 

What you’ll need:
Bow tie pasta
Acrylic paint
Glue or hot glue


1. Paint the bow tie pasta with acrylic paint. Depending on the color, it may take a few coats to get full coverage. You don’t need to paint the back side, as it won’t be visible on the card.


2. After the paint is dry, add some polka dots with white paint. Instead of using the bristle side of a paintbrush, make the dots with the opposite end of the brush. You can also use a paint marker.


3. Fold a piece of cardstock to make a card. Trim it to a standard size of five by seven inches if you wish. I also glued another piece of cardstock in a contrasting color to the front.


4. Glue the bow ties in a straight row on the front of the card. The finished card will be lumpy, so put it in a large envelope that will accommodate it.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at