Make giving gift cards special this holiday season with this DIY Santa Felt Gift Card Holder. It’s a lot more fun than a boring envelope.
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I love picking out gifts. It’s so much fun to me. You really get to think about the person, channel their likes and dislikes, and come up with something they will love.
Sometimes, though, you get invited to a party where you have to bring a White Elephant gift. Or maybe you picked someone for Secret Santa who you don’t know very well. In those cases, a gift card is a great idea.
But you don’t want to just hand a gift card over or put it in an envelope. Instead, you’ll want to make this DIY Felt Santa Gift Card Holder.
This Santa Gift Card Holder is really easy to make and will make the recipient feel like you spent time on them. Which you did.
What’s really great about this DIY Santa Suit Gift Card Holder is it’s a no sew Christmas craft, so you don’t have to break out the sewing machine to make it.
DIY Felt Santa Gift Card Holder
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DIY Felt Santa Gift Card Holder Supplies:
How To Make A DIY Felt Santa Gift Card Holder:
Cut a 9- x 3.5-inch piece of red felt.
This will fit a standard sized gift card. If yours is a different size, you might need to adjust your measurements.
Cut a 3.5- x 1.25-inch piece of black felt.
If you adjusted your sizing, just make sure the length is the same as your red felt.
You only need one piece of black felt because we’re only decorating the front of this gift card holder. If you wanted, you could cut a second piece for the backside for the back of Santa’s belt.
Cut a 2-inch square from the yellow felt.
Cut a 1.5-inch square from the black felt.
Now start gluing.
Fold the red piece of felt in half. Use the glue gun to glue down the belt in the center of the red felt. Then glue down the buckle in the center, followed by the black square on the buckle.
When you’re gluing the black square down, make sure it matches up with the height of the rest of the black felt. This is supposed to mimic the belt looping through the buckle, so it needs to sit at the same height as the rest of the belt like a regular belt does.
Let it dry completely.
Open the red felt with the belt side down.
Glue a line up both sides of the red felt, then fold it in half, making sure to press the sides down.
After it has dried completely, you can slip the gift card inside.
If you feel compelled, you can attach a small piece of Velcro in the opening so that you won’t worry about the gift card falling out. Personally, I think this is large enough that the gift card will stay tucked down, but you do you.
This will fit either gift cards you purchased at the store or paper gift cards (if you had to print an e-gift card this season), so this DIY Felt Santa Gift Card Holder is perfect for either.
You can also go ahead and make a couple of these at once to have them ready for any last minute gifts you might need. Because without fail, no matter how hard you try, there’s always that one last minute person that pops up that you need a gift for. This helps you pretend you didn’t forget them.
DIY Felt Santa Gift Card Holder: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re worried about these opening, you can sew around the edges, obviously leaving the top open. That’ll definitely assure the sides don’t open.
But, and this is a big but, the intention behind this Christmas craft is that it’s easy. It was designed as a no sew project. If you have a serving machine and want to sew it, you can. But I wanted to make this easy so no one felt overwhelmed this holiday season.
I like the feel of felt in this craft because it reminds me of what Santa’s outfit would feel like. But, if you’re not that interested in textures, then by all means, go ahead and use cardstock for this.
Basically, you’d follow the same method, but cutting out card stock instead of felt. Then, instead of using hot glue, you could just use school glue to hold it together.
If you do use card stock, go with glitter card stock. It’s a little cuter than regular card stock.
Purchase a Santa Gift Card Holder Online:
You can’t purchase these exact Santa gift card holders online, but you can purchase similar ones, like the super cute Santa or Elf Gift Card Holders above.
Find more at the following stores:
Be sure to double check a store’s minimum cart total to qualify for free shipping. Also, consider instore or curbside pickup to avoid shipping charges.
More creative ways to give gift cards:
These Reindeer Gift Bags aren’t the only fun way we have to wrap gifts this season. For more creative wrapping ideas, check out our other posts:
- Homemade Holiday Gift Bags
- DIY Felt Santa Gift Card Holder
- DIY Starbucks Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder
- DIY Reindeer Gift Bag Tutorial
- Red felt
- Black felt
- Yellow felt
- Glue gun stick
- Gift card
- Glue gun
- Cut a 9- x 3.5-inch piece of red felt.
- Cut a 3.5- x 1.25-inch piece of black felt.
- Cut a 2-inch square from the yellow felt.
- Cut a 1.5-inch square from the black felt.
- Fold the red piece of felt in half. Use the glue gun to glue down the belt in the center of the red felt. Then glue down the buckle in the center, followed by the black square on the buckle. Let it dry completely.
- Open the red felt with the belt side down.
- Glue a line up both sides of the red felt, then fold it in half, making sure to press the sides down.
- After it has dried completely, you can slip the gift card inside.
You can attach a small piece of Velcro in the opening so that you won’t worry about the gift card falling out.
Have you made this DIY Felt Santa Gift Card Holder? Let us know how it went in the comments.