Sometimes, the best gift is letting the recipient select their own gift – I have learned that the hard way more times than I can count. I’m not the best or most thoughtful shopper. Still, I’d like to put a personal touch on gift cards so I’ve already started making up these adorable DIY Christmas Gift Card Holders in preparation for the Holiday season.
What you’ll need:
- Christmas scrapbook paper
- Cardstock (for the circles, I used glittery cardstock)
- Circle Punch
- Embroidery Floss (or get creative with Jute, thin ribbon, ricrack, etc)
- Tape Runner or glue stick
There are many printable templates online but the best one I have found for this is here. Use the C7 String Tie template.
Step 1: You can print the template on your scrapbook paper or create a template to trace around. I personally wish I would have traced it because my pattern doesn’t run the proper direction on some of my envelopes.
Step 2: Cut out the envelope
Step 3: Punch 2 circles
Step 4: Score the holes where the brads will go, both on the envelope and on the circles
Step 5: Place brads through circles and then through the score marks on the envelope
Step 6: Fold envelope on fold lines
Step 7: Run tape runner across the side of the envelope holding the brad and the bottom of the envelope and press together
Step 8: Tie a loop in your embroidery thread and then wrap the loop over your bottom circle and draw it tight, begin wrapping around both upper and lower circles
Step 9: Trip embroidery floss
Step 10: Embellish if desired
I can see using these for planner swaps, birthday party favors, and lots of other options. I’d love to see what you come up with – tag me on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram!