DIY || Turning a Gift Card into a Magical Gift

December 09, 2014


Sometimes finding that perfect gift for a loved one is not an easy task.  You might get it right one year but not necessarily the next.  This is why in certain cases a gift card is the perfect gift all the time, year-in and year-out because the recipient gets exactly what they want or exactly what they need. Especially, if the gift card is from a fabulous store that has a little bit of everything like Target. I adore this place and am so happy to have partnered with them to bring you today's post. I sometimes find myself craving a visit to Target just to see what they have in their home decor section. Other times, I come in searching for a few essentials and end up leaving with a ton of other cute things I didn't even know I needed.

 It's true- we all might love getting gift cards, but we might not all love giving them.  Why do we feel so guilty giving a gift card if we all love getting them? This is why I came up with this cute and super easy DIY as a presentation for a Target GiftCard®.  It is a sweet, personal and homemade DIY that is sure to find its place in the receiver's heart. If you wanted to make something similar for your own gift card giving needs here is what you will need-

Put the batteries in for the lights to work and tuck these inside the jar. Turn the lights on. (Sparkling lights make everything prettier, don't they?) Use a bit of Gorilla Glue to glue on the ornament to the top of the jar.

Add the Target GiftCard® inside

And voila!!  you have a beautiful gift card presentation that is sure to be treasured.  

Doesn't my jar look so cute alongside my Santa collection? The pretty holiday banner is also from Target (I didn't see it online, sorry! Maybe check at a local store if you are interested!  I love seeing it every time I arrive home.)

And here it is with the lights on! This gift card, is no longer just a gift card but the gift of light, hope and all good wishes for the year to come.  A gift card can easily become a warm, thoughtful and personal gift indeed.

Pre-purchase your Target GiftCard® today and make someone's holiday so much more special.

We partnered with Target to bring you this slice of holiday cuteness as part of their #GiftCardCheer campaign

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

[all photos by AC]

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  1. Such a great idea to gift a gift card. Love the idea of the lights inside!

  2. This is just wonderful. So creative and well thought out. Congratulations!

  3. How creative! gift cards are wonderful but giving them with a nice presentation is hard! I love the idea!!!

  4. I LOVE this idea! Just bought similar lights and was trying to figure out how to use them in a jar, bowl, etc

  5. What a cute idea! I'm using this one for sure. :)

  6. Albertina! This is so adorable. Hope you are having a great week!


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