Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Tutorial: Stocking Gift Card Holder

As Christmas shopping is slowly starting to come to an end and gift giving starts to begin, you may be left with either no idea what to get the person you have left on your list, or you know, and you are just waiting to purchase the gift card they want at the last minute.

Well, I have a quick tutorial for a cute gift card holder that will help you to personalize your "last minute" gift. It involves felt, no sewing, enough room for a gift card and even a candy cane, and did I mention I think it's cute?!?!

  • Felt sheets or by the yard ( I chose red and green. If you want a white cuff you will also need to purchase some white felt. I bought the fuzzy, "stocking" kind off of the bolt (not pictured here.) 
  • Fabric Adhesive ( I used Fabri-Tac)
  • Scissors
  • Stocking Pattern

You can use whatever pattern for the stocking, cuff and loop-hanger. For me, it was quick to just draw one up onto paper.

I took my felt sheet and folded it in half so I could cut both stockings out at once. Then using some of the  scraps of felt, I cut out the hanger. 

Now you will want to add Fabri-Tac to all the sides EXCEPT the top, that is going to be the opening. I say that because I know when I'm in a hurry I don't pay attention to those things and I would glue the top shut! :-) This is also when you would add your hanger, just attach it with Fabri-Tac and sandwich it between both of the stockings. 

Here is the stocking together with the hanger sandwiched between the two stockings. 

Now to add the white cuff. This is what you DON'T want to do. I originally cut out two pieces, but didn't like the gap and the red showing. Not very Pretty!

You DO want one long piece that will wrap around the stocking top. 
It will look so much nicer. Trust me! :-)

Add Fabri-Tac to the top of the stocking on both sides. 
Wrap the cuff all the way around to the hanger side. 
You are going to add more Fabri-Tac and "squeeze" the two ends shut. 

And there you have it! A cute way to wrap-up your gift card, gift-giving this year!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Do you normally give gift cards out? I would love to hear your popular gift card requests!

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