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The Art of Giving A Gift Card: 7 Steps to a More Personal Present

Are you looking for a unique and festive way to give gift cards this holiday season? This simple paper craft tutorial will show you how to create these DIY gift card holders that double as Christmas ornaments!

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Christmas themed scrapbook paper
  • Card stock
  • Circle die or electronic die cutting machine
  • Scallop-shaped die
  • Paper trimmer
  • Stamps and ink
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Adhesive of choice
  • Foam adhesive
  • Embellishments as desired

DIY gift card holder tutorial

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

Step 1:

Use a manual die cut machine with circle die, or an electronic machine to cut the following pieces:

  • 4″ circle from scrapbook paper
  • 4¼” circle from card stock
  • 4½” scallop circle from card stock

Tip: If you do not own a die cut machine, trace around household objects such as a cup or plate with a pencil. Use your scissors to trim out the circles by hand.

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

Step 2:

Use your paper trimmer to cut the 4″ card stock circle in half. 

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

Step 3:

Trim a piece of ribbon approximately 12″ long. Loop the ribbon around and tape to scallop circle shape.

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

Step 4:

Use adhesive to attach your circles to the top of the scallop circle. Adhere the 4¼” card stock circle first, then the 4″ patterned paper circle. Embellish with glitter pen or other stickers and greetings as desired.

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

Step 5:

Use stamps or markers to decorate the half circle of card stock that will become your gift card pocket. This is a great place to write a personal note or stamp your favorite greeting.

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

Step 6:

Line the outermost edge of the opposite side of the half circle with foam square adhesive. Be sure to keep the foam on the very edge, so there will be room to slide a gift card that won’t slide out.

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

Step 7:

Remove backing from foam adhesives and adhere to the back of your ornament. Slide the gift card into the pocket, and hang on your Christmas tree for a special recipient!

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder

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