DIY Gift Card Holder for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 this year, so if you haven’t mailed a gift to grandpa, or purchased a gift for dad then you need to start thinking about it. Keep it budget-friendly though and get them something they can put to good use, like a gift card to their favorite store or restaurant. Here is a simple gift card holder you can make to make their gift card special.

DIY Gift Card Holder for Father's Day

What you need:

  • Old pair of denim jeans (preferably child-size for the small pockets)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Card stock in two colors
  • X-ACTO knife

To make:

With a pair of scissors, cut the pocket out of an old pair of denim jeans. Note: don’t try to unpick the stitches or you’ll lose that lovely color of the stitching on the outside as they fall out.

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Cut a piece of card stock a little larger than a gift card.

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Using the X-ACTO knife cut two slits on the card stock to hold the gift card in place.

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Cut a larger piece of card stock in the second color so that it is larger than the denim pocket.   Using a hot glue gun, attach the denim pocket to the piece of card.

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Place your gift card into the pocket and you are done!

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I hope all of the dad’s, grandpa’s and great grandpa’s have an amazing Father’s Day.


About Tonya Staab

Tonya Staab is a freelance writer and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore, a lifestyle blog that inspires parents to craft, cook, travel, and celebrate every day with their children.


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