Embroidery Hoop Gift Card Pocket

Embroidery Hoop Gift Card Pocket

This is one of those projects that I saw in a shop and immediately knew I could recreate, but with my own vintage twist. I had all of the materials (and then some) and since we end up buying gift cards as Christmas presents for some family members, I DEFINITELY wanted to “cute-ify” the packaging. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

So I gathered my materials: embroidery hoops (4”-5” size), vintage flour sack fabric, vintage handkerchiefs fabric, and embellishments- clip earrings, broken pendants, etc.

DIY Gift Card Holder Ornament using repurposed vintage embroidery hoop, antique flour sack fabric scraps, and embellishments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Craft Room Stash! (and gift cards)

I also gathered scissors, needle & thread, felt, fabric glue, ribbon, rotary cutter, and a craft mat.

Super easy project with super cute results- first things first, separate the embroidery hoop and lay your two fabrics over the smaller, inner ring. The bottom fabric should cover the entire ring, and the top fabric should only cover the bottom half.

DIY Gift Card Holder Ornament using repurposed vintage embroidery hoop, antique flour sack fabric scraps, and embellishments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let’s make a Christmas-y one!

Insert the outer ring over the fabric-covered inner ring: This forms the pocket!

DIY Gift Card Holder Ornament using repurposed vintage embroidery hoop, antique flour sack fabric scraps, and embellishments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Not a hot pocket…but a CUTE pocket!

Tighten the hoop together and gently tug on the fabric to get the pocket as snug as you want it. Trim the excess fabric with scissors or a rotary cutter. Then, trace out a circle of felt to adhere to the back of the hoop (optional, but it looks nice).

DIY Gift Card Holder Ornament using repurposed vintage embroidery hoop, antique flour sack fabric scraps, and embellishments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

For a finished look…

Once the glue dries, trim the excess felt (if anything shows from the front). Now you’re ready to add some fun embellishments!

DIY Gift Card Holder Ornament using repurposed vintage embroidery hoop, antique flour sack fabric scraps, and embellishments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Looking good!

Did you blink? Because I made a second one while you weren’t looking!

DIY Gift Card Holder Ornament using repurposed vintage embroidery hoop, antique flour sack fabric scraps, and embellishments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Mixing patterns!!!

To the blue/green pocket, I simply clipped a pearl earring to the top fabric- doesn’t get much easier than that! To the Christmas-y pocket, I quickly stitched a broken holiday earring to the top fabric. Then I added a ribbon to each.

DIY Gift Card Holder Ornament using repurposed vintage embroidery hoop, antique flour sack fabric scraps, and embellishments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Even better…

Now they’re ready to hold gift cards and be hung from the tree! Or if you don’t go the gift card route, they’re perfect for a folded check or even cold hard cash. And truth be told, I like the idea of hiding them in the tree so folks have to find them on Christmas morning!

DIY Gift Card Holder Ornament using repurposed vintage embroidery hoop, antique flour sack fabric scraps, and embellishments by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to hang for Christmas morning!

SO much cuter that a gift card box, right? And seriously simple to make. Don’t forget to check out my full collection of upcycled Christmas project ideas for even more inspiration!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. What a great idea! Super cute too.

  2. This is such a simple, but very cute idea. I love it! Definitely easy to make, but a way to really personalize your gift. Great job!

  3. ohh love this! and you can hang this year round, sneaking little gifts and love notes in as desired! 🙂

  4. Really cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Thursday Blog hop!

  5. What a great way to give gift cards so that you feel like you are really giving a present.

  6. I’ve been wanting to do something with my hoops I’ve been collecting. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. ~ Terrie

  7. Hi there! I hopped over from Catch as Catch Can. What a cute and clever idea! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Cecilia

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  9. What a cute project! I love this idea and yours look great. The idea of hiding them in the tree would be fun!

  10. distresseddonna says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the gift card pockets on Make It Monday. This would be cute for bridal showers and for new babies too!

  11. Cute idea!

  12. what a nice gift package in itself or wrapped with a bow this would be a very welcome gift
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  13. What a cute idea! I really love embroidery hoop crafts. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday. Enjoy your week!

  14. What a cute idea! Thank you for linking up at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday:)

  15. No way! OK these could not be cuter! I have got to find some mini hoops and make some of these for Christmas! Pinned!

  16. These are so stinkin’ cute! I love how easy they are and how they can each be personalized for the giftee. Adorable.

  17. Hi Sarah, Adorable idea! Featuring your project and tutorial. Thanks for sharing it at the party @DearCreatives

  18. Cindy Downing says:

    Just now seeing this post and i have a question. What do you do with the edges of the fabric? Especially the pocket… thanks

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Some of the fabric scraps I had were already hemmed or had a finished edge. But if they had been raw, I would have given them a small hem to keep the pocket clean.

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