Make This for the Holidays: Festive Felt Gift Card Envelope DIY


This contributor post was written by Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made.

Hello friends of papernstitch!

My favorite part about the holidays is giving gifts, but my second favorite part is wrapping them! I thought it would be fun to share with you today an easy and quick DIY for a felt gift card envelope. Gift cards can be a great simple gift, but making a unique little envelope to put them in can make them extra special.

Here are the materials you’ll need:

1. Felt! The brighter and more fun the colors, the better.

2. Sewing Supplies – Scissors, Embroidery Thread, Pins, Needle.

3. A Gift Card Envelope Template. Instead of going through the mathematics I used, I created a downloadable template just for you! Just click through the image below to save and print out your template, made to fit standard sized gift cards.

4. Your Gift Card.

Here’s how you make it:

1. Cut out your envelope using the template. Also cut out any details you would like to add, like a stamp or an address tag. Make it unique!

2. Stitch details onto the front of the envelope. It is much easier to stitch when the envelope isn’t sewn together yet. Use bright thread and have fun creating special details!

3. Stitch together the back of the envelope. Using your fingers, fold along the edges, pressing hard to create a good crease. Then pin together the bottom and side flaps, and stitch them together. I used a straight stitch, but a different decorative stitch could be fun too!

4. Insert your gift card and give it away!

Now look at how simple that was! This project can easily be made in fifteen minutes, just one more quick trick in your gift giving arsenal. Good luck with your crafting, and Happy Holidays friends!

Michael Ann is a sewer, knitter, crafter, thrifter, living a crafty life with her husband in Portland, Oregon. You can find her at her blog Michael Ann Made where she shares projects, tutorials, and bits of inspiration to help you live a crafty life too. You can also follow her adventures on twitter.

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18 comments | Click here to reply

OMG! These are the cutest. Definitely making at least one for my daughter this Christmas.

Cathy Pascual | December 6th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

This is such a sweet DIY! I love how they can tuck other things in there after they use their gift cards!

Connie @ Daydream In Color | December 6th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

ahaha! this is so cool!! really inspiring!

btw, you have a new follower: me! i like this blog!!

ciao from italy 🙂

Guenda | December 6th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

How adorable! I must try these.

Emily | December 6th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Aw! That’s a really nice way to give a gift card a more meaningful feeling!

Jenny Hoople | December 6th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

such a cute tutorial michael ann. i am super lucky to have you here as a contributor. i wanted to mention that even if you are not giving gift cards this year you can still use the felt envelope as a card holder to attach to presents (someone on twitter mentioned that and i thought i would share her idea).

papernstitch | December 6th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

oh thank YOU brittni, i’ve loved being able to come up with fun tutorials for you! and i love that card holder idea, thanks for sharing it. that’s what i love most about blogging, being able to hear everyone else’s creative ideas! you go fabulous crafty friends :]

michael ann | December 7th, 2011 at 1:46 am

waw, thanks for sharing! that is so cute! love it

Natalia Veneziani | December 7th, 2011 at 6:49 am

Have always loved felt! These envelopes are just adorable!

Lissa (Bellenza) | December 7th, 2011 at 10:04 am

cute! seems easy enough to follow, will definitely try this out this xmas holiday (“,)

Windy Dhanutirto | December 8th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

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Kreatív karácsonyi üdvözlőlapok | Művészpiac | December 16th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Heres a good idea on what to use the leftover magnet squares- Washi tape magnets!!
Theyre so cute and easy to do!

all credit to

Issi P | April 23rd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

What size of the paper? What is it’s width and long?

xynjoe | April 25th, 2013 at 5:39 am

If you click the template image and print it out, you won’t need the measurements. 🙂

papernstitch | April 25th, 2013 at 10:37 am

Thank you for the great pattern! I added a button closure for the envelope and it turned out so cute! <3

Erin | January 19th, 2014 at 5:51 pm


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