Recycled Wrapping Makes Your Gift Cards Personal

Recycled Wrapping Makes Your Gift Cards Personal

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As the holidays near, it seems that the to-do lists grow longer but the days grow shorter. Finding yourself strapped for time is sometimes inevitable, especially when trying to find that perfect gift for someone special. We’ve all turned to buying gift cards when buying for that difficult-to-shop-for person on your list or the family member who has everything. Even though gift cards don’t require much thought, they can sometimes be the most appreciated gifts since the recipient can buy whatever he or she wants. This week’s DIY is a gift card holder that helps add a personal touch when giving a gift card — and it won't cost you a dime.


  • Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls

  • Wrapping paper and ribbon scraps

  • Non-toxic craft glue or tape

  • Hole punch and scissors

  • Anything decorative!

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1. Flatten cardboard roll and trim down to size.

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2. Get crafty! Decorate the holder with any sort of wrapping paper scraps, photographs, glitter, ribbon, found objects, and more. This is your chance to add a personal touch and flair to your creation.

3. Glue one end of the holder closed. When dried, insert gift card.

4. Hole punch the opposite end of the card and tie shut with your ribbon of choice.

5. Watch for the delight you bring to your friends and family!

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How do you personalize gifts for the holidays? Share your DIYs and crafts in the comments below.

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