Next week (May 1st-May 5th) is Teacher Appreciation Week! Being a teacher is often underestimated. It’s a tough job, with lots of demands and even more responsibilities. Teachers are tasked with caring for our most valuable and precious community members. We spend our day in school, and our nights marking or filling in report cards, planning for the next day or gathering thoughts for parent interviews. It’s a taxing job, but a rewarding one! Every so often, little tokens of gratitude help to brighten our day. If you have a great teacher or know one that you want to thank, I’ve got the perfect DIY for you to try out: Gift Card Holders!
- A gift card 😀
- Decorative paper (construction paper works too)
- Ribbon (or pipe-cleaners)
- Optional: A ruler
Place the decorative side of the paper face down. Now fold a small edge over the bottom of the gift card. This will help to ensure that the card does not slip out of the holder.
Fold one side of the paper over the card, similar to how you would fold a brochure. Then fold the other side over to completely conceal the card. Do not tape the paper yet.
Remove the card and use it as a measure to trim the excess length of the paper. Use creative liberty here and make any shape you like! I stuck with the shape you see above, because it was the simplest. Be sure not to accidentally snip the gift card.
Place the card inside the holder, and tape the paper to seal the card in.
Hole-punch the top of the holder, and use ribbon to tie a bow.
Some more styles:
Change up the paper or the ribbon style :).
Don’t have decorative paper? No problem! Have your kids decorate construction paper.
If you’re part of my mailing list, you would have received thank you paper to use for your very own teacher appreciation card holder!