December 08, 2010

DIY Gift Card Holder

Let's face it, gift cards aren't the most personal gifts but they're easy and people love getting them. To add a little personal touch to gift cards, I make my own felt gift card holders. They are a breeze to make and add a personal feeling to what can sometimes seem like an impersonal gift.
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To make my own gift card holders, I bought a pack of felt half-sheets at the Dollar Store and cut them in half to leave just a little wiggle room around the sides of a gift card.
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Next, I folded the felt over the gift card so only the top off it showed. I used hot glue on each side to secure the felt.
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To add a little pizazz to the gift card holder, I cut small slits on both sides of the felt and weaved a pretty red ribbon through it.
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The ribbon looks pretty on both sides of the gift card holder.
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I made a second gift card holder too, this time decorating it with a red Santa hat I cut out of felt and a pom-pom.

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To seal this holder, I cut two small holes in the front of it and tied a ribbon to secure it.
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I think these gift card holders add a little festive fun!
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This project is shared on DIY Showoff, Thriftcore, House of Hepworths, Shabby Chic Cottage, Tales from Bloggeritaville, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Hi Sugarplum. Stop by and check out the other great projects they feature!

7 comments:

Van said...

Love this craft, so simple and clever. It's really the little details that count with gift giving. I would love it if you shared this craft on my holiday link share today:

http://bit.ly/eEqNnT

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Thanks Van! I just linked up to your party :-)

Helena said...

Oh, cute! I LOVE the ribbon one, and the santa hat is adorable.

I just found you throw the Show Me Your Bush party!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

These are so cute and creative. I love the personal touch it adds to the gift.

cherylclaudine said...

This is such a good idea and is so adorable! What a great way to add some personality to an otherwise un-personal (yet oh-so-practical) gift!

Rhonda said...

Very, very cute! Thanks so much for submitting this to Dollar Store Crafts - look for it to be featured in a roundup this week! :)

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

What a fun idea and way to make gift cards more personable! Thanks for linking up!