Monday, December 15, 2014

Unique Gift Wrapping With May Arts!

Hiya, Folks!!  Today, I'm hoppin' with May Arts as we explore all things Gift Wrap.  By the time you've finished this hop, we hope to have inspired you to grab your favorite ribbon and get your wrap on!

Although I do enjoy the hunt of finding that perfect gift, there are times when a gift card is a better option---soooo, I absolutely wanted to find a creative way to give the gift of plastic!  Here's what I've come up with...

I've combined two 8 inch lengths of the 1.5 inch Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain ribbon with a bit of tacky glue.  If your ribbon is prone to fraying, a small amount dabbed onto the cut edge will keep those stray fibers in place.

Tri-fold your ribbon and give it a stitch along the left and right side edges to make a pocket.  A length of 1/4 inch Black Silk ribbon and an eyelet make the perfect closure!

Not only is this a quick solution to dress up a gift card, it's a 'perfectly pocket-sized pouch' for keeping cash, cards or photos in.


A gift in a gift :-)

Okay guys, that's it for me!!  Now, hop on over to Mallika's blog to continue with the hop.  If you've lost your way, a full listing of today's hoppers can be found back at the May Arts blog.

Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. I absolutely adore this gift card envelope!

  2. Love this gift card holder. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made it. Will try it myself.

  3. Very cute idea. I love that big bold ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

  4. FABULOUS idea Mary!!!
    LOVE your CLEVER ribbon pocket and ELEGANT ribbon combo!!!
    THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION and tutorial - I have bundles of gift cards to "wrap" this Christmas and I look forward to trying your pockets and giving my very neglected eyelets are workout too :)

  5. Great, love the ribbon pocket, I have some GC to try this with. TFS.