I channeled my twin boys who turned 13yrs old and chose to make these metallic gift card holders using holiday craft supplies. I love to reuse holiday papers, die cuts and embellishments in new ways for other occasions. I created these gift-card holders from gorgeous metallic printed acetate sheets, glitter papers, and matching embellishments.
My twins’ birthday falls right after Christmas, so I’ve learned over the years to plan ahead, gather ideas and shop early. Reusing my holiday products in new ways has been a huge time saver. I didn’t want red or green or anything too Christmasy or flashy, as they are boys, which is why I chose gold and silver.
One at a time, I cut two acetate sheets and two glitter papers using a die and then folded along the lines. The metallic acetate sheets are like thin clear plastic sheets you can cut, punch and bend. I added the glitter paper as a background, since the acetate was too clear. I adhered the glitter sheet to the inside of the acetate sheet with adhesive dots, because a dry and super-strong adhesive is needed to hold the plastic acetate sheets together.
I cut 2-inch-wide gold and silver strips of glitter paper, punched them with a border punch and then ran them through a sticker maker before adhering them to the inside of the holder. Add gift cards inside and then wrap in twine.
For the fronts, I die-cut “happy birthday” from a funky Halloween die cut font out of glitter paper, adhered the sentiment with a Xyron sticker maker, to chalkboard clothespins and clipped it to the holders. And finished the gift card holders with pre-made rosettes and metallic bows with adhesive dots. Gold and silver isn’t just for the holidays or anniversaries anymore.
And my boys just loved how different and shinny the gift card holders are. I hope I’ve inspired you to reuse what you have for other holidays or occasions in new ways.