I think that sometimes gift cards can get a bum rap as gifts without a lot of thought behind them. I personally love to receive gift cards. For an indecisive person like myself, it can be really hard coming up with a wish list. I do understand though that they can be kind of boring to give. That’s why I’ve come up with a fun and easy way to give Gift cards this year.
Make your own Gift Card Holder Ornaments. The gift card attaches right to the back and you will still have a lovely ornament after you remove the gift card. I love it!
Everything for the DIY gift card ornaments can be found at Michaels. I’m sure you could find similar things at other craft stores, I just happened to be in Michaels when inspiration struck! I will tell you the exact products that I used, and then feel free to make it your own.
DIY Gift Card Holder Ornaments
- Unfinished wood plaque ornaments
- Die Cut snowflakes – Recollections Gift It Christmas Die-cut shapes
- Rustoleum Satin spray paint in Heritage Red
- Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint in Cherry Bomb
- Glue Dots
- Remove any labels and the hanger string from the ornament and set aside. According to the spray paint instructions, paint both sides of the ornament Heritage Red. Be sure to give plenty of drying time before turning the ornament over.
- Once the Heritage Red paint has dried on both sides, spray the front of the ornament with the Glitter Blast. Do several light coats to get complete glitter coverage. Allow the ornaments to dry several hours to overnight.
- Decorate the front (glittered) side of the ornament with the die-cut snowflakes. These shapes already had adhesive on the back. Use glue dots to secure your shapes, if they don’t have their own adhesive. Use glue two glue dots to stick the gift card to the back of the ornament. Tie the ornament hanger string back on the top of the ornament.
This project was probably took about 30 minutes at the most. Drying time was longer, but since I wasn’t sitting there watching the paint dry, I’m not going to count it. 😉 If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I actually decorated the ornaments while I was sitting in the parent pick-up at school. I love a simple project with a nice Wow factor.
Here are the three different designs I came up with.
Now I would love to hear from you! What type of design would you put on an ornament like this? Let me know in the comments.