Tree Ornament Gift Card Holder

Ornament measures 3” long from the angel’s crown to the feather bottom.
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If you’re giving gift cards at Christmas, here’s a unique way to do it.  This paper card holder features a metal wire loop at the top so you can actually hang it on the tree with traditional ornaments.  Open the flap and the gift card is tucked neatly inside.  The images inside and outside are identical.  This super simple project features two template pieces you glue together.  Add the wire and a couple of star stickers and you’re done.  Print and cut the pieces which include the images.  These ornaments are so quick to put together, you’ll want to make several!

Note
Allow glue to set thoroughly between steps.

Directions

step 1 - Download the pdf or the Silhouette cut files at the top of this page.  Print on card stock and cut out the two pattern pieces with a craft knife or scissors, or Silhouette stencil cutting machine. 

step 1 - Download the pdf or the Silhouette cut files at the top of this page.  Print on card stock and cut out the two pattern pieces with a craft knife or scissors, or Silhouette stencil cutting machine. 

step 2 - Before printing, consider giving yourself credit for the project on the back panel by adding your name.

step 2 - Before printing, consider giving yourself credit for the project on the back panel by adding your name.

step 3 - With a craft knife, cut a 2.50” wide horizontal slit under the snowman’s smile to insert the card.  Silhouette users skip this step.

step 3 - With a craft knife, cut a 2.50” wide horizontal slit under the snowman’s smile to insert the card.  Silhouette users skip this step.

step 4 - On the back side of the back flap, apply glue along the card stock edges with a glue stick. 

step 4 - On the back side of the back flap, apply glue along the card stock edges with a glue stick. 

step 6 - Your finished canvas should look something like this.

step 5 - Press the glued side to the unprinted side ofthe front.

step 6 - With a thick darning needle, poke two holes at the top of the back flap close to the printed edge.

step 6 - With a thick darning needle, poke two holes at the top of the back flap close to the printed edge.

step 7 - Bend the wire over a fat magic marker to create a loop.

step 7 - Bend the wire over a fat magic marker to create a loop.

step 8 - Bring down and match the flap design with the image on the front and make a sharp crease at the top.

step 8 - Bring down and match the flap design with the image on the front and make a sharp crease at the top.

step 9 - Insert the wire ends into the holes and bend them into 90 degree angles.  Cut off excess wire.

step 9 - Insert the wire ends into the holes and bend them into 90 degree angles.  Cut off excess wire.

step 10 - Adjust the shape of the wire if necessary with your hands.

step 10 - Adjust the shape of the wire if necessary with your hands.

step 11- Insert a gift card in the holder.  Close the flap and secure it with a star sticker on the right and left flap edges.

step 11- Insert a gift card in the holder.  Close the flap and secure it with a star sticker on the right and left flap edges.

Note To Silhouette Users


The cut file was created in Silhouette Designer Edition V3.  If you have an earlier version you may not be able to open it.  Another option is to download the pdf template and instructions, copy the image, and trace it in your silhouette program.


Supplies

At Amazon

  • Elmer’s glue stick
  •  Silhouette Stencil cutting machine
  • 14 gauge aluminum jewelry wire

Miscellaneous

  •  scissors
  •  craft knife
  •  card stock
  •  small star stickers
  •  darning needle

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