Put a Tear in Dad's Eye with a 'My Hero' Father's Day Card

Give your free time creative purpose

Make your Dad a Fathers Day card he will wear with pride, not just put on the shelf…

…although there’s an option for doing that to!

Either way, this personalised set of medals is a great way to celebrate your Dad’s best qualities… you know, like Groovy Mover and Brilliant BBQer… etc.

What’s more, I’ve provided all the artwork for FREE, so it’s really easy to make.

Just choose the six medals that best describe your Dad… or, if you like drawing, take a blank medal and illustrate it yourself…

Cool DIY Father's Day card
Looks good on the sideboard...
Cool DIY Father's Day card: medal set
...looks even better on Dad!

What will I learn?

1) How to illustrate a person’s character traits in simplified form on a medal.

2) A good idea always trumps drawing ability… so if you’re not a confident drawer, ideas like this Medal Set provide are a good way to hide it.

3) A greeting card can be interactive… it doesn’t just have to be a folded sheet of card with a picture.

Step by step guide

Start off by downloading the Medals and Ribbon artwork, you can get that by signing up below.

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Printable artwork

Got the artwork? Let’s begin…

Print, cut & colour
How to make a cool DIY Father's Day card: illustration 1

Print out the medals and ribbon artwork onto two sheets of A4 paper or card (1).

Colour in the ribbons and cut them out, but don’t cut around each individual ribbon, cut along the solid line that surrounds all 6 ribbons (2).

Next, the most important part… choose six medals that best describe your Dad’s unique qualities, or use the blank medals to draw your own fun ‘character traits’. Colour them in and cut them out (3).

Attach medals
How to make a cool DIY Father's Day card: illustration 2

Attach each medal onto the end of a ribbon using glue, or small tubes of sticky tape (centre them on top of the ‘x’s) (4).

Assemble card
How to make a cool DIY Father's Day card: illustration 3

Fold an A4 sheet of paper or card (210gsm) in half to form the greeting card (5). Next, fold the top of the ribbons over, along the dotted line, and attach to the front of the card using a safety pin (6).

Write a fun headline on the front of the card… something like ‘To the Best Dad in the World’ or ‘My Hero Dad’ (7). Finally, write your personal message on the inside of the card (8) and then stick the whole thing into an A5 envelope.

All done, and ready to give to Daddy!


  • Two sheets of A4 paper (or 210gsm card)
  • Colouring-in pens
  • Scissors or a craft knife
  • Safety pin
  • Glue or sticky tape

Give it your own unique twist

If you’re short of time, or you don’t have a printer, just fold an A4 sheet of card in half and get the kids to draw their own medals onto one side. Then, for some added bling decorate the medals with tin foil, metallic card or even glitter. Dad is still sure to love it!

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Scott Bedford

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