DIY Gift Card Holders You’ll Love to Give for Christmas

Finding the perfect gift for your loved ones can be a daunting task. Why not give them a gift card?

It’s practical, universal and thoughtful!

But how will you wrap it or make it cute? This DIY Gift Card Holder template will help you make that decision easy – just print it out on your home printer and cut out the design.

The holder is made of one piece of standard 8.5″ x 11″ US Letter paper.

Once finished, you’ll have a beautiful little DIY gift card holder that can also be a Christmas tree ornament!

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This DIY Gift Card holder project is easy peasy with just 3 supplies needed – glue stick, scissors, and printer paper.

Are gift cards a good present to give?

Giving gift cards often get a bad rap. But why?

Some people may think they’re impersonal, they don’t come in a cute package with ribbons and bows, and worst of all, they imply that you didn’t put any effort into choosing a present for the recipient.

But the truth is, gift cards are among one of the most popular gifts out there for a reason.

They not only make it easy for people to buy something nice without having to guess at someone’s taste or size, but people really do love receiving them!

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It is perfect for those who are hard to shop for and gives them the freedom of choosing their own present.

Think about it: they will get to choose exactly what they want and won’t have the stress of returning something that doesn’t fit right or isn’t right for them. It’s a win – win.

How do you make a gift card holder out of paper?

It’s a lot easier than you think!

Our Gingerbread Man gift card holder template allows you to simply print, cut, fold and glue your way to a cute Christmas gift card sleeve in just a few minutes.

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You can even take it a step further by adding a small piece of ribbon to turn this into a Christmas tree ornament!

What materials do I need to make a gift card sleeve?

All you need is a printer, some heavy card stock paper, scissors and tape or glue for this super cute holiday craft.

If you want to make this an ornament, you’ll also need a hole punch and some ribbon or string.

DIY gift card holder template

Crafting tips for customizing your gift card holder

While this printable gift card holder is perfect on its own, you can very easily jazz it up and make it even cuter by adding some embellishments you may already have in your crafting bin.

Some ideas to create your own designs might be:

  • Use some cotton or pom poms to add onto the Santa Hat
  • Cut the scarf pieces from felt or fabric and glue them on
  • Glue real candy as the buttons
  • Glue on real buttons
  • Use clear glitter glue to add texture to the scarf
  • Use the third template to cut the gift card envelope from decorative scrapbook paper
  • Make paper bows or a real bow from a scrap of ribbon

Download a Free Printable Gift Card Holder Template

Our free gift card holder printable template craft was created with flexibility in mind.

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This kit provides 3 options for making an adorable Gingerbread Man Reindeer Gift Card Holder Ornament.

  1. Full color print, cut, fold, glue and it’s done!
  2. Black and white version saves on ink and makes this a fun coloring project for kids
  3. Or you can cut out the individual elements to use as tracing templates onto colored card stock paper. Then cut your pieces out and glue in layers for a custom build your own craft. *If you use this method you can also cut the piece from crafting felt instead of paper, which will make this a keepsake!

When printing, you can choose to print at 100% or “fit to page” if your printer’s margins might cut some of the image off.

Either way, the template is already sized perfectly to fit standard sized gift cards.

How do you fold a gift card holder?

The instructions couldn’t be easier. Simply cut out our template and then fold on the dotted lines.

how do you fold a gift card holder

Use glue or tape to attach the folded sides and you’re finished! Insert your gift card and fill in the To: and From: information.

If you purchased an e-gift card for the holidays, you can print it out and then fold it nicely to fit in the gift card sleeve.

Do you have more DIY gift card holders?

Yes, I do! You can find more gift card sleeves in our shop like this cute Gingerbread Man with Santa Hat. Choose the one that you like best!

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2 thoughts on “DIY Gift Card Holders You’ll Love to Give for Christmas”

  1. I have an item with a GiftCraft card on it. The price on it is $4.00. I don’t know what it is or how you use it. It is round, flat. Made out of plastic, colorful. I have three of them — one is pale blue, one is orange, and one is pink. They have a ball shaped protrusion on top of the same color and material. The ball has a slit in it. My guess is that it is to hold a card or something in the slit. Or it could fit over the top of a coffee cup or mug to keep a drink warm ??????????? It is a Gift Craft product. JUst says not recommended for children on the tag.

    1. Crafts and Printables

      Oh well that’s a conundrum! Yes, it sounds to me like it’s some sort of card holder. Either for a gift card, or perhaps a place card setting?

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