Looking for a cute and festive way to give gift cards this holiday season? In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of making a hot cocoa gift card holder. Make sure to grab the fee Christmas gift card holder SVG and then let’s get started.
Hot Cocoa Gift Card Holder
These Christmas gift card holders are perfect for making giving gift cards more personal. There are 2 different versions of this hot cocoa gift card holder available. Create a shaker version or go for the simpler version. Instead of the snowflake, feel free to get creative and add any design or personalize the front of the gift card holder.
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To make this hot cocoa Christmas gift card holder, you will need:
- A variety of cardstock. If you don’t already have cardstock on hand, this is a great variety pack to get you started and has every color you will need for this project.
- Cricut Deep Point Blade
- .007 Clear Plastic Sheets – these are the sheets I am using.
- 2mm craft foam – I picked this up from Hobby Lobby
- Glitter or sequins for the shaker gift card holder. I am using these fake chocolate candy sprinkles in this tutorial.
- A glue with a fine point to it – This Bearly Art craft glue is what I am using.
- Cricut Maker or Explore Cutting Machine and your light grip cutting mat.
- (For the envelope) Scoring Stylus (which is what I will be using in this tutorial) or Scoring Wheel (Maker only). If your cutting machine doesn’t have the scoring feature, this scoring board and stylus is great to use.
- Christmas Gift Card Holder SVG
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Christmas Gift Card Holder Step-by-Step Tutorial
Watch the full step-by-step tutorial here to learn how to make these hot cocoa gift card holders with your Cricut here:
Cutting the Christmas Gift Card Holder with a Cricut
When you download the Christmas gift card holder SVG files, you’ll notice there are 3 different files in the folder. There is a shaker gift card version, a regular version and an envelope template to fit your hot cocoa gift card holder. Decide which files you will be using and upload those to Cricut Design Space. For help with uploading SVG files to Cricut Design Space, you can check out my tutorial here.
For the hot cocoa gift card holders, these are very basic cuts. You just need to know which pieces are for your clear plastic and for your craft foam if you are making the shaker version. When cutting the craft foam and clear plastic, it is best to use a deep point blade. A regular blade will not cut all the way through.
These are the cut settings that I am using:
- Medium Cardstock for the paper (pressure set to default)
- Transparency (pressure changed to more) for the Clear Plastic
- Craft Foam (pressure changed to more) for the craft foam
How to Assemble the Hot Cocoa Gift Card Holder
You will assemble the regular and shaker gift card holder the same way. The only difference is that there will be less steps with the regular version since you won’t be adding the foam, sequins or clear part.
Start with gluing the foam piece on top of the hot cocoa mug with the top cut out and then set this aside to dry. And then glue the clear plastic piece in the opening of the hot cocoa outline and set this aside to dry. If you are making the regular version, skip these first 2 steps.
Assemble the hot cocoa pieces by layering the white piece on top of the brown. Next add the red piece, the gingerbread man, the green layer and then the white whipped cream on top. Attach this piece to the piece that holds the gift card by lining up the ovals. But, it’s very important that you only glue the top part of this down so that the gift card can slide underneath into the cut outs.
Attach the front piece of your hot cocoa mug to the back piece. The front piece is the piece with the circle cut out and is also the piece with the foam if you are making the shaker version. When gluing this down, only glue around the edges and the handle of your mug. Do not glue the bottom circle because you want this to remain open.
Fill the bottom part of the hot cocoa mug with glitter, sequins or these fake chocolate candy sprinkles that I am using and then glue the transparency piece on top. Set this aside until it fully dries. If you shake this before it’s dry, the glitter/confetti can get stuck to the glue on the edges.
Once it’s dry, slide your gift card into the slots and add it to the inside of your hot cocoa mug.
How to Make a Gift Card Holder Ornament
Turning this Christmas gift card holder into an ornament is super easy to do. And this is perfect if you want to leave a fun surprise on the tree Christmas morning. You can also hang these Christmas money holder ornaments for another fun surprise Christmas morning.
Once the file is uploaded to Cricut Design Space, click on “ungroup” to ungroup your layers. Then add a small circle to your canvas using the shapes tool. My circle is .25″ x .25″ for reference, but you can make this whatever size you need.
Then line the front of the mug on top of the back of the mug. Right click and select “Bring to Front” to bring the piece on top. Line the circle up so it is below the lip of the top piece. Once it is lined up, select the back piece of the mug and your circle together and then select “Combine” and then “Subtract”. This will cut a circle in the back up your mug where you can add a string to hang your gift card holder.
These gift card holders are the perfect way to make giving gift cards fun, personal and festive. So if you’re giving gift cards this holiday season, make sure to grab this Christmas gift card holder SVG. Or if you want to switch it up, you can grab any of my gift card holder templates here.
When you’re done, make sure to post these in my crafting group here. I absolutely love seeing your crafts and can’t wait to see how you style these. You can also check out my most popular Christmas Cricut crafts here for more holiday inspiration and ideas.