Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gift Card Holders Made with Japanese Masking Tape

A while back someone left a comment asking for craft ideas using Japanese masking tape. I've shared about ideas before here, here, and here. However, if you're still looking for new projects to make with the tape, try out these gift card holders. Directions below.

Supplies:
Strip of paper cut to 7" x 2 1/4"
Japanese masking tape
Scissors

*Click on pictures for a larger view.

Take your strip of paper and fold in half (refer to pictures).

Place the paper on top of half of the tape. Wrap the tape around the other side to seal one side.

Trim top and bottom edges. Repeat steps on opposite side.

Place a piece of tape down the center and have it fold over at the bottom and up the other side. Your card holder should look the same on both sides now.

Place a piece of tape on the card to make a tab to pull the card out of the holder. Make sure the tape doesn't cover up any bar codes.

Place card in holder. Done.

For a different look, I used newspaper with grey tape. I also wrapped the card holder in string and made a string tab for the card.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

love this simple craft idea.

Krystle C. said...

Hey, that's neat! I love cool ideas for jazzing up gift cards and this seems like a nice simple project. Thanks =)

Anonymous said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Violet LeBeaux said...

What a sweet idea! It makes giving a gift card so much more personal :D

Katie said...

What an adorable way to utilise Japanese masking tape! I even use them to make a cute border to decorate my mirror. Thanks for sharing :)

clara said...

Simple and nice!

Candy Bello said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

:)
Candy

Ayie said...

very simple and practical, no need to spend extra bucks to get gift card holders

Lisa U said...

Thank you!! I'm going to Japan next week, so I'm going to purchase patterned tape with reckless abandon!