As far as Christmas presents go, gift cards tend to be a pretty safe bet. The presentation, on the other hand, need not be “safe” at all. Keep reading for ten unexpected and DIY-able ways to give a gift card. 


“Crack it Open” 

This creative idea, courtesy of HomeSense, is quite literally fun-filled. Create your own gift cracker using wrapping paper and scalloped tissue paper!  

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Gift Card-igans 

Feeling punny this holiday season? You might appreciate this Gift Card-igan idea, courtesy of Simply Notable (some knowledge of knitting required). 

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Visit Simply Notable for full instructions on how to DIY these Gift Card-igans. 


“Wine Not” 

Speaking of feeling punny …  This easy project uses a tea towel folded and wrapped around a wine bottle to create a unique gift.  

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Origami Owl 

Leyla Torres, seasoned origami artist, is the brains behind this inspired idea, incorporating two crowd-pleasing elements via this craft: impressive origami and cute critters. 

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Visit My Owl Barn for full instructions on how to DIY this Origami Owl. 


Gift Card Snow Globes 

We love this contemporary twist on a classic idea using upcycled jars as the “globe.” 

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Visit Smarty Had A Party Blog for full instructions on how to DIY these Gift Card Snow Globes. 


Paper Towel Roll Pillow Box  

Paper towel rolls = unfulfilled potential, in my opinion. Give your trash-bound roll a second life with this clever DIY via Mashable. 

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Visit Mashable for full instructions on how to DIY this Paper Towel Roll Pillow Box. 

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