This DIY house gift card holder is perfect for home owners, for house warmings, and for just sending love from your home to theirs! Grab the free cut file and pattern to make your own.
Who doesn’t love a good gift card? I know I love to give gift cards to my friends and family. It allows them to get just what they want and need without me guessing at a size, shape, color, or brand. But the biggest drawback to giving gift cards? They’re boring! And rather impersonal, if we’re being totally honest here. So I like to change all that by making awesome gift card holders for all my recipients. Not only is a custom gift card interesting, but nothing says “I care” like handmade. So I designed this charming house gift card holder to be a really easy and quick gift card holder to put together and you can customize it so easily! Read on to learn how to make your own gift card holder AND to grab the free cut file and pattern!
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Note: I used my Cricut Maker to do all of my cutting, but you can replicate what you see here cutting by hand! That said, if you have been curious about a cutting machine for a while, I can tell you it is without a doubt the best crafting tool I’ve ever used.
- Cardstock, blue, white, yellow, and brown (8.5″ x 11, 65 lb.)
- Tacky glue
- Spray adhesive
- House pattern/file (free in my resource library—get the password to the library by filling out the form at the bottom of this post)
If you are using a Cricut:
- Upload the SVG cut file in the Cricut Design Space (it’s free to use). You can get the file in my free resource library (get the password at the bottom of this post). It’s easy to add the .svg file to Design Space. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG file to Cricut Design Space, or you’re having issues (such as getting a message that says “unsupported file”), please watch my free training series, The Joy of SVGs. It will help you SO much! If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, check out my post on How to Upload SVG Files to Cricut Design Space on iPhone & iPad!
- After you upload the SVG to Cricut Design Space, ungroup everything, change the layers with roof tile lines from Cut to Score, click both the roof tile lines and the brown room section, and then click Attach.
- Note that I used a scoring stylus in my Cricut to put the tile lines on the roof, giving it more interest and texture. If you do not have a scoring stylus, be sure to hide those layers before you cut or just use the SVG file marked “no-score.”
- Also note that if you want a simpler house made of just two colors, you can do that! Just hide the white and yellow layers, then cut out the remaining two layers on any cardstock colors you wish.
- Click “Make It” and you will be prompted to place your paper on your cutting mat and follow the prompts to load the mat into your Cricut so that the machine can cut out the various colors of the house.
If you aren’t using a Cricut:
- If you aren’t using a Cricut, simply print out my gift card holder pattern on your home printer using the colored cardstock. Then cut out the individual parts with scissors.
Once all your pieces are cut out, you should have a pile that looks like this.
Gently fold the house section in half so that the double-doors open on one side of the fold.
2. Open the house back up flat and put glue on the very edge of the two sides of the house so that when you fold it again, it glues shut. Do not put any glue along the top or bottom edges, however. You are essentially create a paper pouch or envelope right now.
3. Insert the bottom of your roof section into the top of your house section to make sure it slides in easily.
At this point, your house gift card holder is functional! Just insert your gift card into the diagonal slots on the pull-out section. But if you want to decorate your house, keep reading.
4. Attach the white door pieces on top of the existing door pieces on your house. You can also optionally fold the doors open to give the card more depth and interest. I attached the door pieces using spray adhesive because it’s less messier than glue for small pieces like this.
5. Attach the rest of the decorative house pieces on the front of your gift card holder. I recommend you use spray adhesive for these small pieces.
I just love how this DIY gift card holder turned out!
Free Cut Files for the Happy House Gift Card Holder
Get the password for the library with the free cut files (in SVG/DXF format) here by filling out this form:
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