Give thanks to someone with this cute little gift card holder. Materials Felt Fabric scissors Fabric glue OR sewing machine/thread OR embroidery thread Pencil/eraser Template woodland_animal_template Stick pins Smock Buttons Pom Pom Directions We decided to choose a woodland animal for our gift card holder and settled on a fox. Sketch out your idea one of the provided templates. Measure your felt for the base of the holder. Most standard gift cards are approximately 8.5cm X 5.5 cm/ 3.75 inches X 2.5 inches so we cut out felt to be 9.5 c.m X 12.5 cm/ 5 inches X 3.75 inches to allow for a border. (We also left space to trim off an excess to make it uniform account for any errors, spreading of glue etc.) You could use one of the pre-made templates to cut your felt. (Pin it to the felt, cutting around twice or double your felt over, cutting once). Cut out the components of your animal (eyes, nose etc.). Lay them out to make sure that they work and look the way that you want. Don your smock. Glue or sew your parts to one side of the felt. Hand sew or machine sew any details you may like (e.g, whiskers etc.). Glue or sew three of edges of the base pieces together (two of the long sides and one of the short on the bottom, as seen in the photograph). Allow it to dry overnight. Insert your gift card and give it to someone special! Purpose Thinking of others Developing fine motor skills (cutting, sewing etc.) Safety Notes Exercise care when using fabric scissors as they can be quite sharp! Be sure to wear a smock when using fabric glue to protect your clothes. Buttons can be a choking hazard so they are not recommended for children 0-3 years of age or who tend to put things in their mouth. Be careful with pins and needles- sometimes a thimble can be helpful for beginners. We also love a threader. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.