I had a problem this year. I normally make something cute, but not necessarily expensive, for my kids' teachers. This year I haven't been in my craft room. I got a late start in January, and then my MIL had construction done on her house (where my craft room is), and what was supposed to be a month in construction turned into 4 months. Now my kids are out for summer so I'm not sure I'll get over there until September. Arg!
So this year I had to go the gift card route (pricey with 3 kids) and pick up something to make them cute.
Here's what I ended up with:
I went armed with my coupons to the local Michael's to see what card kits or other cute but cheap items I could get to jazz up the cards a bit. I ended up with these economical gift sacs that were on clearance. The Happy Day stickers were already assembled and on clearance as well. (The last day of school is always happy!) I used the coupon for the chalkboard garden markers. The twine I had in my garden stuff. The tags and burlap flower I paid full price for, but they were cheap.
The variety you see above was just because I couldn't make up my mind. ;) I also had to buy foam adhesive dots to get it all sticking together.
I used the backing cardstock the Happy Day stickers came on to keep the insides stiff enough for the gift cards.
I just glued on torn strips of copy paper to cover the bar codes and such on the thicker backing and attached the gift cards to one side. I wrote a message on the other side.
Two of them had Michael's gift cards, because those teachers like to craft and scrapbook. One of them had a Target gift card because she's not crafty and loves to shop at Target.
And there you have it, how to make three cute crafted gift card holders in less than 15 minutes!