DIY Beef Jerky Tie for Father's Day

How to handcraft a Beef Jerky Tie for a Father's Day Gift

A step-by-step guide to a DIY jerky tie any Dad would love

A step-by-step guide to a DIY jerky tie

any Dad would love

Dads tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to gifting. We’ve all been there. Just name the holiday—Christmas, Birthdays, and most importantly, Father’s Day—and the story is the same. He unwraps another pair of socks salvaged from the near-defunct department store. He musters a smile and wink, the champion that he is. But we all know his true feelings.

Not anymore.

Step up your Father’s Day gifting game with the DIY Beef Jerky Tie. Yes, you heard correctly. Fully-edible and questionably functional, the Beef Jerky Tie is the pinnacle of men’s food fashion.

No more forced smiles or weak gratitude, your dad will be grinning from ear to ear when he unwraps this unexpected gift. Full of equal parts happiness and hunger, your dad will feel the love. Not only did you give him the most unexpected of gifts, but you made it yourself!

Make sure to snap a picture of him wearing it before he sneaks that first bite!

Crafted from the manliest material known to man (big slabs of jerky), this is a Father’s Day tie like no other. Not only incredibly thoughtful, this gift is also incredibly tasty.  All jerky is handcrafted with high quality ingredients. 

The best part? It’s completely customizable and DIY. You can make it yourself. Follow these easy steps to craft your very own Beef Jerky Tie - using our high quality, all natural beef jerky of course!  


Step 1. Grab a Big Slab Bag

A beef jerky tie is much easier to fabricate when you’re working with big slabs of jerky. The small pieces of supermarket jerky, just won’t do. Enter People’s Choice Classic Beef Jerky Collection.

Whole-muscle chunks of 100% American beef are thinly-sliced into massive jerky sheets, marinated with a family recipe, and cooked to a slightly dry texture that enhances the natural beef flavor. We’ve got options too folks. Whether your dad digs Original, Spicy, or Sweet beef jerky, we’ve got him covered. We must warn you though, dad’s never going back to silk ties after this!

Just make sure to purchase the Big Slab bag that contains 15 giant slabs to ensure you receive jerky pieces large enough to form the tie template.



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Step 2: Eat The Entire Bag
Get To Crafting

You can begin crafting this tie as soon as you’ve secured the slabs. Though, we must warn you; the most challenging part of this process is controlling the craving to consume the jerky before assembling the tie. Good thing for you, each bag comes with 15 slabs.

No need to worry. The tie should only take about 5 slabs max, you can keep the extra for yourselves or give the rest to Dad.


Step 1. Find a slab that resembles a shape similar to the bottom of a tie, and lay it on a flat work surface.

 

Step 1. Find a slab that resembles a shape similar to the bottom of a tie, and lay it on a flat work surface.


Step 2. Grab another slab–this will be the top half of the tie–and place above (slightly overlapping) the first slab, lengthwise. Put together, this will be the long and dangly portion of our beef jerky tie. With that in mind, trim the jerky as needed to resemble a tie. More narrow at the top, more wide at the bottom, with an isosceles triangle fold at the bottom.

 

 

Step 3. Grab another slab and cut it in half lengthwise. This will be the top knot. Wrap it around the top portion of the second slab and hold for a minute to help it shape around the tie. Trim around the front portion as needed to form the trapezoid knot shape.

 

 

Step 4. Grab another slab and cut in half. These two pieces of jerky will be placed behind the knot, and will wrap around the neck to hold the tie in place. Trim as needed, just be sure not to trim too short! We still want this thing to be functional.

 

 

Step 5. Now that we have all of our pieces, all we need to do is connect them! Simply puncture small holes in the areas that have jerky overlap and sew together using butcher's twine.


Step 2. Grab another slab–this will be the top half of the tie–and place above (slightly overlapping) the first slab, lengthwise. Put together, this will be the long and dangly portion of our beef jerky tie. With that in mind, trim the jerky as needed to resemble a tie. More narrow at the top, more wide at the bottom, with an isosceles triangle fold at the bottom.



Step 3. Grab another slab and cut it in half lengthwise. This will be the top knot. Wrap it around the top portion of the second slab and hold for a minute to help it shape around the tie. Trim around the front portion as needed to form the trapezoid knot shape.



Step 4. Grab another slab and cut in half. These two pieces of jerky will be placed behind the knot, and will wrap around the neck to hold the tie in place. Trim as needed, just be sure not to trim too short! We still want this thing to be functional.



Step 5. Now that we have all of our pieces, all we need to do is connect them! Simply puncture small holes in the areas that have jerky overlap and sew together using butcher's twine.





Step 3. Gift, and Wait for the #1 Son or Daughter Trophy to Arrive

Boom. You are now the number one child (at least in dad’s mind).

You’ve just made dad the happiest and most satisfied man on the planet. Not to mention you’ve got 10 slabs of beef jerky for yourself. It’s a classic win/win situation.

Cheers to all the fathers out there who raised us to love you enough to make this for you!




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