Presentation goes a long way, but how are you supposed to wrap a gift card? Here are eight easy do it yourself methods for wrapping gift cards:
All you need is a glass jar, tape, and something to create a snow effect; I used clear beads. For added decoration, ribbons, bows, and paint are optional. Start by taping the gift card to the top of the lid; one strip of tape long ways down each side of the gift card, avoiding the magnetic strip on the back. Add bows or any other decorations that you want to remain at the bottom of the snow globe and keep in place using tape or ribbon.
Next, dump your snow material into the glass jar and fill to the brim with water. Leave over the sink as you dip the gift card into the jar. Go slowly and try to spill as little water as possible so that minimal air bubbles occur. Adjust the top so that the front of the gift card is facing away from any patterns or writing in the glass as this will warp the image. Tighten the rim around the top of the jar and turn it over to check for leaks. Add bows, ribbons, and other decorations as you see fit. I experimented with an empty gift card, but One Charming Party
created gift card slow globes with loaded cards and reported they were still usable after a week of being submerged.
This is a particularly good wrapping idea for people with large families. You will need a wreath, ribbon, and a hole punch. Find a gift card for each family member and punch a hole toward one of the shorter sides of the gift card. Thread the ribbon through the hole and attach to the wreath. Indicate which family member gets which gift card by writing their name on the back.
Create a gift card bouquet with a single sprout or several for a group of people. Use a ceramic pot or plastic container, sticks, straws, or other thin material for the flower stalks, and tape to affix the gift cards at the top. Keep everything in place using glass beads, fish tank pebbles, sand, or other material in the base of the container.
Upcycled Neck Tie
Turn a necktie into an upcycled clutch purse. You will need a tie, gift card, and something to sew with. Snaps, buttons, fabric glue, and other decorative pieces are optional.
Place a necktie front down on a flat surface and place the gift card on top of the thick end to the right of the diamond. Holding the gift card in place, fold the slender side of the necktie over the card. Cut the tie two finger widths further from the edge of the gift card.
Sew across the cut to keep it from fraying. Fold the edge over and sew a seam down both sides of the tie to create a pocket. Fold the point of the tie over to create an envelope. You can secure it by creating a button hole or snaps. The slender part of the tie can be used to create a purse strap, but I chose to leave it looking like a wallet.
Do you have a photo bug in the family? Place a Shutterfly or Canvas pop gift card under the glass picture frame and give them the gift to let their imagination run wild.
Have a little one in the house? Baby shoes are a fantastic way to wrap gift cards for baby showers, but can be used for Christmas gifts as well. Place a Babies”R”Us or Toys”R”Us gift card in a baby shoe instead of a box.
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. Come back tomorrow for some interesting ways to wrap eGift cards.