A Secret Message Tie {for Dad}

Today I’m sharing a really fun, unique idea for Father’s Day: a secret message tie!  This tie looks like an everyday, regular tie until you lift up the top and discover the secret underneath!

a secret message tie

To make a secret message tie, you can use any fabric tie.  Find one in Dad’s closet or buy a new one.  You’re not going to alter anything on the tie except the skinny end.


Decide what you want to say and apply your message to the thinnest end of the tie.

secret message in heat transfer

I used iron-on heat transfer for my message but you could embroider a little message or stitch a small applique onto the tie.

secret message

That’s it!  When the tie is being worn, it looks like a regular old tie …

tie with a secret message

… but Dad will always know that a sweet message is hiding underneath.

tie with a message

What message would you put on a tie?

Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. Love this! I’ll be sharing it on The Crafty Crow soon!

  2. Love this idea! Did you use the Dark transfer paper or light transfer paper?

    • Randi Dukes Randi Dukes says:

      I just used a light heat transfer – Silhouette Brand. If that’s not what you mean, let me know.

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