I always feel a little bad giving gift cards as presents. It just seems impersonal. The funny thing is I always love receiving them. Here is a project that makes the impersonal gift card a hand made one of a kind gift.
These little gift card wallets can be cut in minutes from 1/8" thick Baltic birch ply or hardwood. The gift card slides in and then the ribbon is tied through a hole to hold the gift card in place. It's difficult to see from the pictures above but there are three pieces sandwiched to make a pocket. The front and back can be stack cut to speed things up and for a better fit.
After you finish cutting the pattern glue the pocket together and sand all the sides flush and smooth. Drill the 1/8" hole for the ribbon and your wallet is complete.
If you have a craft show between now and Christmas I bet this would be a good seller. Stack cut to increase productivity and maximize profit. This would also be an easy project to customize with your own silhouette. I included a blank so you could customize with initials or what ever you like.
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