How to Paint a Tie for Father's Day

How to Paint a Tie for Father's Day. A hand-painted tie makes a personalized gift that Dad will cherish for years.

Purchase a solid-color tie. Light colors, such as white or yellow, work best.

Avoid top-of-the-line ties, as they are quite expensive. Silk or polyester is fine.

Select some fabric paints. Use the kind that comes in squeeze bottles for easy application.

Draw the design you want on a piece of paper first to perfect it.

Try a design that lists all of the children's names or has a drawing of each child.

Allow the children to help. They can write their own names or draw pictures of themselves.

Add a saying such as "World's Greatest Dad" or "We Love Daddy."

Lay the tie flat.

Apply the paint to the tie carefully.

Allow the tie to dry overnight.