DIY Gift Card Holders 2 Ways ~ Christmas 2016

Christmas can sneak up on the best of us, and with it only a few days away, today I’ve got 2 DIY Gift Card Holders for you so your last minute gift can still look like you put effort into it. Both of these are really easy and are made with nothing more than paper and glue, so keep reading to check out the DIY video showing how to make them.

First up is this fun circle envelope. You could use this to hold any square card, even if you’re not giving a gift card! It’s really easy to make, but with nice scrapbook paper, it definitely looks fancy.

I love how the stamps came out in this one, paired with the cool design on my “gift card.” (It’s actually an old hotel room key!)

From the outside, you would think this one is just a normal card, right?

WRONG! It’s actually a pop-up card! I think it’s so fun how the gift card pops up as soon as you open it up!



I love these projects, and I love how easy they are to make – even with adjusting the camera for filming, I still made them both in under two hours! Be sure to stay tuned to HGTV Handmade for one more video from me on Friday, and then I’ll be taking the rest of the year off for the holidays. I hope you’re all having a great holiday season!

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  • While searching on Pinterest for a gift card holder, I found your DIY website. Great Site, with loads of enthusiasm. What’s nice . . . your DIY gift card holder can be used for any occasion. When you said “scrapbook paper,” I assume your were using 12 x 12 sheet of paper. I found 65 lb weight a nice weight to make the first card. I used a circle die, 4″ diameter to cut out the circles needed. That gave me a 4″ square card. The diameter of the circle determines the size of the card. What a great idea to have coordinating scrapbook paper . . . it gives the gift card holder a sorta of ying-yang karma look. As you described, I used a colorful ribbon and tied a decorated tag, stamp with a “to from.” I punch a hole where the card connects for the ribbon so that the ribbon doesn’t get lost when the receiptant opens the card. Easy peasy . . .

    For the second card, I used a 6″ x 12″ card stock, scored at 6,” then I scored 1.5″ from the fold line on size x 6″ card, 1.5″ score from each side of the center fold. I then cut down the width of card to 5.5.” As you described, made a “mountain” on the inside of card, centered the card, drew my lines, and cut. I did put 1/4″ score tape at the bottom so the card would not slip through the bottom.

    Thanks so much for posting this and for being creative. I would not have been able to do this without seeing how you did it.