Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? There’s always someone on the list that I can’t think of a gift for, so a gift card it is! To make gift card giving a little more personal this year, I made these felt gift card holders. There’s a Santa, a snowman, and an elf! They are perfect for giving gift cards to teachers, co-workers, or anyone on your list. Cute, right?!
- free patterns
- white and red felt
- two black buttons
- green and red felt
- two white buttons
- red and white felt
- 3/8-inch black satin ribbon
- .47 inch split ring (I found a pack in the jewelry making section)
I’m going to show you how to make Santa, and the others should be easier. Start by sewing just the top and bottom of the white part to a short end of the base.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 1/2 inch longer than the width of the gift card holder and thread it through the split ring.
Fold the base of the gift card holder in half, width wise. Fold the ends of the ribbon under and sandwich them in between the top and bottom. Pin down the sides.
Sew down the sides, getting as close to the edge as you can. Skip over the black ribbon so you don’t sew over it with a different color thread. When you get to the white part on top, flip the white felt out of the way so you can sew under it.
Change the thread to black and sew over the the ribbon part that you skipped. Here’s a diagram to show you the order of sewing.
The other two are easier, so I’ll just give you some diagrams.
I think I like the snowman with the little scarf the most!