How to Make Homemade Gift Card Holders in 7 Simple Steps

Gift cards have definitely become my gift of choice for so many events, from weddings to birthdays. I love seeing friends' faces light up when receiving gift cards to their favorite shops. The chance to go and pick out any goodies they want is a sweet present indeed.

The only problem with gift cards is that they can feel rather impersonal, but luckily, just a little bit of crafting can go a long way. Recently I learned how to make homemade gift card holders. They are so simple to make, and can be easily personalized with fun paper. They really are a fun, custom way to wrap a gift card!

A quick tutorial on how to make a homemade gift card

All you need to make a gift card holder is some colorful paper and a pair of scissors .

Step 1:

Start by cutting your paper to size. You will need an 8 inch square for this gift card holder. Measure the paper to 8 inches and cut into a square.

Note: I'm sharing these instructions with all the fold pieces intact so you can follow along. As far as origami goes, this holder is a great project to start with and can easily be created.

Step 2:

Fold the paper in half and unfold.

Step 3:

Fold each side into the vertical fold so that you will have four straight folds equal distance on your paper.

Step 4:

Fold in each of the four corners. You want to fold them so that the point of the fold touches the straight line fold you've already created.

Step 5:

Fold in the left and right flaps to create a rectangle shape with the corners folded inward.

Step 6:

Turn the paper over and fold the top and bottom inward so they gently overlap at the marked fold in the center of the paper.

Step 7:

Tuck the bottom fold into the top to create the paper folded gift card holder.

Include your gift card and a small note for the occasion and fold the holder in half. It will remain folded and is a great way to hand off a gift at your next party or event.

These holders would be great to use for flat favors at a party, just include the favor and fold over. They can be used for place numbers as well - simply place a small paper inside with the table number included and a pretty writing of your guests name on the outside.

Anyway you use them, the paper folded gift card holders are an easy way to present a gift and they will make whatever is inside seem more special and thoughtfully given.

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August 20, 2014
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