Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!
Here is Amy…

Hello friends! You may be wondering what this little butterfly treasure is above, so I will tell you. It is the gift for the teacher that has everything! In its little paper belly lies a gift card . . . and this gift card holder is made from a cereal box. I love gift cards, especially Starbucks. I really can’t afford my mochalattechino without them! I made that drink up, by the way.

So how do you make this gift card holder? This fabulous gift card holder that I spent a total of $0 on? I will tell you (it’s very, very easy).

Gather These Supplies

Cereal box

Mod Podge, your choice of formula

Scrapbook paper – 1 sheet




Embellishments – like the butterfly and small adhesive pearls

Gift card to put inside

Gift card template

Start out with a cereal box. Who doesn’t have a million of those?

Use the gift card template to cut out a portion of the cereal box. I didn’t even tape the template down – I just held and trimmed. My template provided will work for a regular Starbucks-sized gift card (credit card sized).

Fold the cereal box according to the template lines. (Yes, I craft in my robe).

Smooth down the edges with a bone folder, or in my case, a brush.

Tip: If your scrapbook paper is thin, you might want to use light paint to cover the cardboard so that the cereal box design doesn’t show through when Mod Podged.

Add Mod Podge to the back of the cereal box and to the paper.

Use your hands (or a brayer) to smooth. Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.

Mod Podge the back of the card holder and let dry.

Slip the gift card inside . . .

And close! I used a piece of tape to secure, then added a butterfly embellishment to the top with another piece of tape. The tape will peel quickly and easy off of the Mod Podge.

The great things about this project: 1) free; 2) children can help; 3) free! One cereal box and piece of paper can yield three of these if you plan accordingly. And who doesn’t love a gift card?

Thanks so much to Cindy for having me! I got the honor of speaking on the same panel as her at the recent SNAP conference in Utah. She really IS as nice and smart as she appears. Enjoy your day, and come see me at Mod Podge Rocks whenever the mood strikes.

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  1. These are a really great idea, I’m thinking of getting the kids to make these for their grandmothers for Mothers day.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring me! It was fun – and all of the other projects are awesome!

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