5 Ways to Wrap a Gift Card


I always worry about gift cards in paper envelopes on Christmas. I hate to send them off like that, among all the bigger presents. I worry they may not be able to hold their own during all the excitement on Christmas morning. So here are a few ideas for putting them in something that’s less likely to get thrown out with the wrapping.

This is my long-time go-to for wrapping a gift card, one of the $1 frames I pick up when I develop photos.

I love pillow boxes, and they’re so quick and easy to make. Download a template here.

Just a little something I created from a cream carton. Do you like it?

Fabric envelopes are the best. I cut this from a sheet of felt and glued with fabric glue. It took me ten minutes. That’s my kind of fabric project. (Can you tell I’m having fun with my new baker’s twine?)

This is my new favorite thing. It’s made from a milk carton and meant as a sandwich holder. (I’m saving all my milk cartons now and using this for everything, from packing lunches to care packages to organizing every drawer in my house.)

And for more inspiration for giving gift cards, don’t miss Gift Card Girlfriend. Shelly has put together several thoughtful ideas for presenting gift cards. (I love her idea of giving a family the iPhone geocaching app and a list of caches in their neighborhood. So thoughtful.)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Marisa@make*happy December 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Love this! Especially the recycled wrapping. I’m trying to do all my wrapping with recycled materials this year.

I’ll be linking…thanks!


CARDS & WRAP GIFTS December 24, 2009 at 2:45 am

All the ideas given by you are really interesting. The pillow box is the beautiful one i like…
These all are nice and i will try one of this or more.


Christina December 28, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I absolutely love that milk container one- I think they would make fabulous end-of-year gifts for all the kids in each of my boy’s classes! Encourage them to recycle and use less!


Rebecca Ednie December 4, 2010 at 12:01 am

Come on now! You can’t give us a great idea like the milk carton one without giving us a pattern!


AmberLee December 4, 2010 at 5:09 am

Hi Rebecca!
It’s originally from Family Fun, sorry, I guess it is kind of a trail of links to get to it. Here you go. And it seriously is great. These are also how I have all my kids little craft supplies organized.


Aimee December 4, 2010 at 1:58 am

Okay, I LOVE the frame and gift card combo…


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