DIY Gift Card Holder Made from Paper Towel Rolls

Make an adorable gift card holder out of materials you have lying around the house!

turquoise wrapped gift with bow

This gift card holder doubles as an adorable gift tag. Since these tags are made from paper towel rolls and scraps of patterned paper, they are a quick and easy way to dress up a package or give a small gift. 

What You'll Need

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  • Assorted decorative holiday papers
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Spray adhesive
  • Cutting mat
  • Exacto knife
  • 1.5-2" paper punch scallop or choice of shape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Craft Glue
  • Paper Punch
  • Metallic raffia ribbon

How to Make It

using ruler as guide

Cut a paper towel tube down to a 5" length (an empty toilet paper tube will work in a pinch, but they are typically just shy of the suggested length) and flatten. Measure a 1-inch space on one side with your ruler, and fold the corners inward. 

folding edge of toilet-paper roll

Crease and fold the 1-inch corners inward; then unfold and tuck the folds into the tube, creating a tag shape. Crease well and open back up so the tube lays flat. 

attaching paper to toilet paper roll

Cut patterned paper into a 6-inch square. Use adhesive spray (regular glue works too!) to wrap the paper around the tube, overlapping the excess paper in the back. Add more glue under the overlap if needed. Trim down the excess paper above and below the tube; tuck and glue the excess inside the tube. 

attaching paper clips to craft

Tuck the 1-inch corners back into the top of the tubes. Glue the bottom ends together and attach with paper clips to hold the cardboard as it dries.

attaching twine to paper craft

Punch a hole in the top of a tube and add ribbon. To create a regular gift tag, punch a hole through both folded ends of the top; punch a name tag from cardstock paper and attach both to a gift. To make the gift card holder, unfold the top of the tag and punch a hole; insert the gift card and use ribbon to attach to a gift. Your gift is ready to give to a friend! 

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