DIY Gifting: The Dressed up GiftCard

Did you know that 90% of people love receiving a gift card as a gift, but only 30% of people feel good about giving one? Maybe present-shoppers worry a gift card is too impersonal or too simple, but I say, break out of the envelope and give a gift card in style. Plus, you’ll be making your gift recipient oh so happy. I mean, who wouldn’t want a gift card to Target? That’s holiday gold in my book! And this season, I’ve teamed up with Target to celebrate the giving of GiftCards, so I set out to dress up the Target GiftCard® for holiday gift-giving.

I thought about a cute presentation for the Target GiftCard®, and something my gift recipient would use again and again. Got it – a coffee mug, confetti, and a reusable confetti streamer to hang in their own home. Lucky for me, I had plenty of craft and scrapbook supplies already in my (overflowing) craft closet – the Scrapbooking/craft aisle at Target gets me every time.

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As for the mugs, I actually purchased several of these simple mugs last year after the holiday season at a major discount and had just been waiting for the perfect excuse to use them. A mug is a pretty universally loved gift, because we’re all coffee and/or tea drinkers at heart.

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I filled the mug with some inexpensive confetti, my DIY confetti garland/streamer (DIY details below), and added a little paper tag to put the gift recipient’s name. (I just used a scrapbook tag punch for that one plus a single hole punch at the top to string a short piece of ribbon through.)

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By the way, that cute little dotted confetti garland you see is incredibly easy to make. (They’re also the perfect present-topper or in this case, filler, because everyone loves a bit of confetti to hang over their desk or mantle, especially when it’s made with love.)

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DIY CONFETTI GARLAND

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

baker’s twine or other ribbon or thread
scrapbook paper (I found gold and silver dotted paper and glitter paper, ’tis the season!)
circle scrapbook punch
double-sided tape or craft glue

DIRECTIONS:

  • Punch out an even number of circles, i.e., if you want a garland about twelve circles long, you’ll need to cut out twenty-four circles to create both the front and back.
  • Line up half of your circles, evenly spaced apart (it doesn’t have to be perfect.)
  • Place a piece of double sided tape or a dot of glue on the inside of each of those circles (the side without pattern should be facing up at you).
  • Lay your baker’s twine across the paper circles, then one by one, place another piece of double-sided tape or a dot of glue on the inside of the additional circles and press them over each twine-topped circle. Do this for each circle, and match up until you have covered all of the open-faced circles. If you used glue, allow to dry completely before using.

Voilà! You’ve got yourself a confetti garland, and a simple and adorable way to package a Target GiftCard® for the holidays.

So buy your Target GiftCards® early for the upcoming holiday season, stock up on a few cute crafty accessories to dress them up, and give the gift everyone really wants – an excuse to go shopping!

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We partnered with Target to bring you this slice of holiday cuteness as part of their #GiftCardCheer campaign.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.


Lexi

5 comments


  1. Kayla

    I LOVE getting gift cards.. secretly I would much rather receive a gift card than a sweater I’ll never wear! And I love this cute idea of wrapping it up! So clever! : )

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

  2. Michelle

    Now THIS is how a gift card should be given! <3 it! xoxo

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