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Gift-Card Holders

Get presents all tied up -- with ribbon. Our two ideas work for gift cards, tickets, cash, and more.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 145 December 2005


Grace oversize gift tags with ribbon pockets or turn wide ribbons into pouches. Either can be attached to a package or presented on its own.


  • Precut tags with grommets

  • Wide fabric ribbon

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Sewing kit


  1. For Pockets: Purchase precut tags with grommets from a stationery store.

  2. Cut a 3 1/2-inch length of wide fabric ribbon. Fold each cut end under by 1/4 inch; glue.

  3. Sew bottom and side edges to tag to form pocket. Tuck gift inside.

  4. For Pouches: Fold a 14-inch-long piece of 3-inch-wide fabric ribbon in half, wrong sides facing. Iron along fold, and pin.

  5. Sew up long sides. Trim edges of open end with scalloping scissors. Slip gift inside. Knot a bit of ribbon or twine to secure.

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