10 gift card holder ideas
Looking to add a little flair to your gift cards? Gift card holders are an easy way to make your presents more exciting. Whether you want unique gift card holders or a simple gift card holder envelope, this additional layer creates an element of surprise for your loved ones to enjoy.
With our 10 gift card holder ideas, you can get creative and find inspiration for different occasions. Grab your supplies and read on to find out how to make a gift card holder.
1. Gift card holder envelopes
These simple envelopes are a great way to personalize your gift cards using leftover wrapping paper or scrapbook paper. Pick a patterned design for a personal touch or create your own pattern that matches the gift card brand.
Once you’ve chosen your paper, just draw out an envelope template with a ruler and pencil, cut out the design and glue the different flaps together. The gift card should slide in perfectly.
You can decorate the envelope with themed embellishments for different occasions. Add antlers and snowflakes for Christmas, hearts for Valentine’s Day or pacifiers and bows for a new baby.
2. Gift card pouch
If you know how to sew, a pouch gift card holder is a cute way to wrap your gift cards. You can use felt to create a number of designs – from simple envelopes to Christmas-inspired pouches. If knitting is more your thing, there are also patterns for a knitted button-up pouch.
Confident with a sewing machine? You could even create a zipper pouch to hold the gift cards using a template and sewing guide. That way your loved ones get two presents in one!
3. Pop-up card holder
This exciting gift card holder design looks super impressive but is actually quite easy to make. You’ll only need one piece of card to create the effect. Choose a pretty pattern that fits the occasion and find some embellishments to stick on the front.
You can use a gift card holder template, so you know where to score the folds and which sides to glue to create the card slot.
This design is a great option if you are mailing the gift card as it will fit in an envelope and still add an element of surprise.
4. Gift card holder box
There are several ways to create a gift card holder box. You could upcycle an empty thumbtack box using glitter or some leftover wrapping paper. Another idea is to use an old candy tin to hold the gift card.
If you prefer to make your gift card holder box from scratch, then a DIY pillow box is a great alternative. You can find a printable gift card holder template online and print it out on cardstock to make sure it’s sturdy. Fill it with candy for an extra special treat.
5. Gift card bouquet
If you’re wondering how to make a multiple gift card holder then you’re in luck. This beautiful gift card bouquet is a fun way to display different gift cards in one present.
To create the flowers, you’ll need to cut out some basic flower shapes on patterned paper. Choose a bunch of different colors for a pretty effect. Use some glue dots to secure each gift card to a flower and then attach to a bamboo stick.
For the base, just fill a flowerpot with some floral foam and then you can start to arrange your flowers. Add some green tissue paper to the pot.
Gift card bouquets are a great idea for Mothers’ Day, graduation or to say thank you to a teacher – the possibilities are endless.
6. Mason jar gift card holder
When it comes to DIY gift card holders, Mason jars are really versatile. You can decorate the outside with paint and beads, or you can fill the jar with candy to hide the card inside.
Mason jars can also be used to create a snow globe gift card holder. All you’ll need is:
- Mason jar with a screw lid
- Hot glue gun
- Plastic gift card
Glue the gift card to the inside of the lid and add the glitter and decorations into the Mason jar. Fill it with water and then tightly screw the lid on. Flip the jar upside down, add some ribbon, and you have your very own snow globe.
7. Gift card ticket
Planning a date night? This gift card holder is the perfect way to combine multiple gift cards into one experience. Whether it’s dinner and a movie or a spa day and dessert, you can create a personalized ticket for two to print out.
Once you’ve got your design, you’ll need to glue two rectangular pieces of card together with one side open for the cards to fit in. Stick your ticket design on the front and you’re ready to surprise your partner.
These also make a great gift for newlyweds or a cute anniversary present.
8. Monster gift card holders
These fun and unique gift card holders are perfect for kids’ birthdays and they’re super easy to make too. You’ll just need a piece of colored cardstock, scrap of white paper, googly eyes and some glue.
You can play around with the designs using different sized googly eyes and adding on ears. This is a great option if you have multiple gift cards to give out, so that each one if personalized to each recipient.
It’s also a great way to get the kids involved in a fun arts and crafts activity.
If you’re wondering what Christmas gift card holders to make, felt ornaments are a great gift card holder idea to hang on your tree. Just choose a few festive shapes, from stockings to ornaments, and cut them out on two pieces of felt – make sure they’re big enough to hold a gift card.
You can use a sewing machine or a hot glue gun to attach the edges of the shape, leaving the top open so you slide the card inside. Punch a hole at the top and thread through some twine for hanging on the tree. Your friends and family will never suspect a thing!
10. Shaped gift card holders
Make a unique gift card holder which matches the occasion or brand. Some of our ideas include:
- Shirt and tie for Father’s Day
- Donut for Krispy Kreme gift cards
- Popsicle or ice cream gift card holders
- Coffee cup for Starbucks gift cards
- Red heart for Valentine’s Day
When making your design, just remember to fold the paper and draw the design on both sides along the crease. You can then cut it out so the holder will open along the fold to reveal the card inside.
With so many gift card holder ideas to choose from, it’s easy to add a personal touch to every present. You can make them for every occasion and tailor each idea to the recipient. Gift cards have never looked this good!
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