I have done kind of a lot of gift card gifting alternatives on this blog. I have a love/hate relationship with gift cards – I think they are a phone-it-in type of gift, and yet- I love receiving them! It makes me feel a little better about giving gift cards if I can put a little bit of thought into the packaging. This homemade gift card holder is a perfect way to present a gift card to a DIY-er in your life! Encased in plaster, this gift requires a little bit of demolition action. They have to “earn” that gift card!
- Scene-A-Rama Casting Plaster
- Paper Mache Rectangle Box
- White Tags
- Black Alphabet Stickers
- Black and White Baker’s Twine
- I SPY DIY Metal Craft Hammer
- Plastic Cling Wrap
- Gift Card to store of your choosing (make sure that it is plastic, and not cardboard or other paper)
Then begin by lining your paper mache box with cling plastic.
The plastic will prevent the damp plaster from seeping into the box and making the plaster difficult to remove. This will also keep the paper mache box clean, so it can be re-used for additional plaster casts.
Mix plaster according to the manufacturers directions. You will need about 1 c. of plaster in total.
Lay your gift card on top of the damp plaster.
Make sure to center the gift card so it is completely encased.
When the plaster is cured, gently lift the plastic cling to remove the plaster from the paper mache box.
Tie the hammer to the plaster cast using bakers twine, and add the tag.