Sunday, December 8, 2013

That's a Wrap

Are you a gift card giver?

I tend to go in spurts.

Unless I see something that I think the person will really love, or if a gift registry is pretty well picked over, I like to give a gift card.

It's like guilt-free shopping for the person receiving it.

When I end up going that route, it's usually not a last-minute thought.  
It's actually the opposite.  
After searching and thinking, it's the decision that I think would be best in the end.

So when I give the gift card, I don't want it to look like a last-minute thing.

One way to give the gift is by making a little gift card holder/envelope.

To make this, you'll need:

double-sided scrapbook paper
thread/sewing machine
hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
small circular felt pads

To make the envelope/gift card holder:

Determine what size you want, and fold your paper accordingly.

Simply run it through the sewing machine to sew the seems down.

To make the ties:

First, take one end of the string and stick it to the bottom of one of the felt circles.

Even though they are self-adhesive, I still dab a very small dot of hot glue to where I want to place it on the envelope.

Place the felt circle, with the string attached, down onto the dot of hot glue.

Then take the second felt circle, dab a little hot glue a couple of inches above the first one, onto the flap of the envelope.

Next, dab a little hot glue on top of both felt circles and press down buttons.

You can twist it shut by winding your string around both buttons. 

If you don't want to do the twist tie closure with the buttons, you can still make a cute envelope and use washi tape to seat it shut.

Happy gifting!

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