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DIY Christmas Gift Card Holder Printable Mittens Template

DIY Christmas gift card holders

Gift cards are a popular holiday gift. My teen niece absolutely loves gift cards! And gift cards are great for teachers, babysitters, and coaches. Let’s be honest, though; gift cards can feel a bit impersonal. So today I’m sharing super cute DIY Christmas gift card holders that will make your gift cards feel memorable and special. Glue together paper mitten fronts and backs to make narrow pockets, and then tuck your gift cards inside. Recipients simply pull up the paper mitten cuff to reveal the gift card. Cute, yes?

I designed this handmade holiday gift idea for ASTROBRIGHTS® Paper. Cute, yes? Thanks so much to ASTROBRIGHTS for sponsoring this Christmas craft project. I love working with ASTROBRIGHTS because their paper colors are so bright and cheery and super inspirational.

Unique DIY Christmas gift card holders
Easy DIY Christmas gift card holder printable template
Making DIY Christmas gift card holders

Easy and cute DIY gift card holders template to download

You can easily create these cute and simple mitten DIY Christmas gift card holders in a few easy steps with your favorite ASTROBRIGHTS Paper. Just download my free Christmas gift card holder template below, and print onto your chosen bright colors, cut, glue, and slip inside a gift card from your favorite store inside. Decorate the Christmas gift card holders as much or as little as you like. I added wintry knitted patterns and monogrammed letters.

Unique DIY Christmas gift card holders

I chose bright and cheery paper colors inspired by my wooden German Christmas ornaments: Lunar Blue™, Rocket Red™, Martian Green™, Pulsar Pink™, and Sunburst Yellow™.

Free printable Christmas gift card holder template

Great DIY holiday gift idea for teachers

This is a great holiday DIY gift for kids to make for teacher gifts because these gift card holders are wintry and non-denominational. Kids can decorate the mittens with cut colored paper, markers, colored pencils, washi tape, teeny pom poms, paper punches, whatever they can dream up.

Making Christmas gift card holders from colored paper
How to make DIY gift card holders in the shape of mittens

My Christmas gift card holders are easy and fun to make and reinforce the joy of giving. No guilt about gift cards over here!


Supplies for making my DIY Christmas gift card holder using my free printable mittens template


See how to make my cute mittens gift card holder

Head on over to to get my free printable gift card templates for making your own DIY holiday gift card holders.


Be sure to pin my DIY gift card holder template for Christmas

DIY Christmas gift card holder template


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I hope you enjoy making your own DIY mitten gift card holders in your favorite ASTROBRIGHTS colors. I love the creative potential in this project — you can totally make them anyway that you like. What are your favorite gift cards to give to your teachers, babysitters, family, and friends?

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Monday 18th of December 2023

Love this! Where can I get the svg for this project?


Friday 22nd of December 2023

Hi Glena, I'll email you. Thanks for reaching out!