"Oh, bring us a figgy pudding" tutorial

The countdown is on! The mad rush to get the Christmas shopping done by this Friday!

With the economy the way it is, it seems this year many people are opting to buy gift cards instead of presents. I think gift cards are a great idea (hint, hint), but they are often pretty plain to look at. So, I have designed a super simple, cheap, and cute handmade gift card holder tutorial for you.

1 piece of brown paper
paper scraps (white and green)
2 red buttons
glue stick

1. Trace a circle onto a piece of cardboard or directly onto your brown paper. Make sure it is large enough to hold your gift card. I used a large cappuccino mug.

2. Fold the brown paper in half and cut out circle using the cardboard or traced circle. This will make two circles. Put one circle to the side.

3. With white paper, cut dripping cream sauce. Glue white cream on top of brown circle.

4. With green paper, cut out two holly leaves. Glue both leaves on top of white cream sauce.

5. Glue two small red buttons on each end of the green holly leaves.

6. Place the white and brown paper circle on top of the plain brown circle. Using the plain brown circle, glue around the middle and bottom outer edge of the circle. Leave the top portion non glued so the gift card can slide through the top.

7. Place your gift card in its new holder.

There you have it. Your very own figgy pudding gift card holder!

Do you have a music lover to buy for, or are you buying an iTunes card? Why not make them a record gift card holder.

Use the same large circle template for the black record. Cut out a smaller red circle for the record center and very small black circle for the center hole. Groovy!


  1. That is super cute. I don't have any gift cards to give out but I did buy someone a magazine subscription and was wondering how to put it on paper and let them know - in a way that's cute. I think I'll try something like this!