How to Make Christmas Gift Card Boxes
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How to Make Christmas Gift Card Boxes

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

I find that I am sending more and more gift cards as Christmas gifts these days – as the children in the family grow, they love a gift card that let’s them spend some money in their favourite store. They don’t make for an exciting gift to give though do they? Make them more of a surprise by presenting them in these lovely little gift card holder boxes. When you pull out the drawer, the gift card pops up, there is also space to write a message, and even space under the shelf to put a small surprise – sweets maybe for younger children, a pretty sparkly bracelet for a teenage girl….

Once you’ve made the first one, you will be surprised how easily they are to assemble!

You will need

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How to make

You will also need:

Craft Knife – available in-store only

Step 1 

Start by printing out or copying the instructions below, then transferring to your chosen sheets of patterned Christmas papers. To create a sturdy drawer compartment for the gift card holder use cardstock, like kraft card.

Step 2 

Once all of the panels have been cut and scored, apply double-sided tape to the indicated areas.

Top Tip: I always write my message before attaching to the shelf, as it makes writing easier on a solid surface. Then you can just hold down the springy card holder when you slide it into the decorated sleeve. 

Step 3 

Apply double-sided tape as shown along both long sides of the acetate piece. With the fold at the bottom, adhere the acetate to the bottom back-side of the gift card pocket. Now attach the other side to one end of the shelf. Cover the acetate with the sentiment panel.

Step 4 

Then it’s just a case of decorating the outside of the gift box, you can use dies, wooden toppers, mini decoupage toppers, the possibilities are endless!

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