Make Your Present More Personal With a DIY Gift Card Holder

paper gift card holder

Gift cards are great, but (let’s face it) they can feel a little impersonal. So make them more meaningful this holiday with a DIY gift card holder!

Good to Know: If you’re yarn-savvy, try knitting a gift card holder.

Paper Gift Card Holder

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Holiday-specific 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
  • Instructions

    1. Cut the Pieces

    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
  • 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.

    2. Cut in Half

    cutting paper circles

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

    3. Add the Ribbon

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

    4. Put It Together

    adhere circles

    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.

    5. Decorate

    christmas stamp

    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.

    6. Make the Pocket

    adhesive

    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.

    paper gift card holder

    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 the special recipient!

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