Gift Card Holder DIY (using Upcycled Men’s Shirt)

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Gift cards and cash are super popular gifts. But don’t give it in a boring envelope. Make it fun by adding it to an adorable gift card holder DIY using an upcycled men’s shirt! This is not just a Christmas gift card holder either. You can use this for birthdays, father’s day, etc.

SUPPLIES needed for Gift Card Holder DIY

  • Upcycled Men’s Shirt – check out the thrift stores!
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun or Stitch Witchery
  • Gift Card
  • Iron

Step 1. Use your fabric scissors to cut along the cuff of the men’s shirt. You can see where the threading is and cut just below that.

STEP 2. Place the gift card in the center of the cut shirt cuff to use as a template. Run a bead of hot glue along the edge and secure.

STEP 3. Place stitch witchery or hot glue on the inside of the shirt and fold the shirt in half. Use a hot iron for about 10-15 seconds to fuse the fabric together.

STEP 4. Place the gift card inside your new gift card holder and close the buttons that are already on the holder from your upcycled shirt.

Another great thing about this holder is it can be reused again and again. Though, I don’t think I would want to part with it if I received one.

That’s all there is to it! I made 3 of these holders in no time at all! If you’d rather give cash, you can also fold that in half to fit in the holder.

If you want to see the exact step-by-step process, be sure to check out this video tutorial below over on my  YouTube Channel!     

Suggested materials:
  • Men's shirts   (thrift store)
  • Hot glud gun   (craft store)
  • Fabric scissors   (online)
Melanie Ferguson
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  • Carol Carol on Dec 16, 2021

    Melanie, what a fantastic idea!!! They look very nice. Thanks for sharing your project. I’m gonna do flannel shirt cuffs for the family guys!!!!

  • AndradeTea AndradeTea on Dec 16, 2021

    Love this!