Easy Peasy No-Sew Felt Elf Shoe Gift Card Holders

Many of you are probably knee-deep in holiday gift-giving plans. Likely some of those gifts will involve a gift card or two. Today I'm sharing a fun way to add a personal handmade touch to the infamous gift card with these easy peasy no-sew felt elf shoe gift card holders.



How to add a personal touch to your holiday gift giving with these easy peasy no-sew felt elf shoe gift card holders made with dollar store supplies.

Easy Felt Craft Idea For Holiday Gift Giving

The motivation for making them is the felted fixations theme for our last Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge of 2021. The last one already, how did that happen!



If you haven't heard of our Int'l Bloggers Club, we are a group of blogging friends from South Africa, Australia, Spain, the USA, and Canada who come together on the third Monday of every month to share a themed DIY project.



Last month for our beads galore challenge I made a Beetlejuice-inspired beaded wire pumpkin wreath for Halloween. I've included links to our talented member's felted fixations ideas this month further down in the post.



How to add a personal touch to your holiday gift giving with these easy peasy no-sew felt elf shoe gift card holders made with dollar store supplies.

Most everything you'll need to make these adorable felt elf shoe gift card holders can be found at the dollar store or your craft bin. If you're like me and have a huge stash of leftover ribbon, this is a great way to use up the bits left on the spools.



What You'll Need To Make It

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These are the supplies I picked up at the dollar store. Plus I dug through my stash of holiday ribbons, mostly purchased over the years at the dollar store as well. Considering these are no-sew, you'll also need a hot glue gun OR fabric glue.



Dollar store supplies for making adorable DIY elf shoe gift card holders.

Supply List

Assorted Felt Squares
Elf Shoe Template (printable included)
Assorted Christmas Ribbons
Mini Christmas Bells
Mini Christmas Pom Poms (optional)
Sharp Scissors
Hot Glue Gun OR Fabric Glue



Here's How I Made It

First, you'll need an elf shoe template and I've included a printable for you to use. Just click on the pattern below for your free unwatermarked download.



Free printable download for handmade elf shoe gift card holder pattern.

I made mine by tracing the pattern onto thin cardboard. But using the printed paper pattern is just fine too.



A cardboard template for making elf shoe gift card holders for the holidays.


Double up the felt squares in each color so you can cut both the front and back of each elf shoe at once. Trace the elf shoe pattern for each color with a pencil or white pencil crayon for the darker colors.



Tracing the elf show gift card pattern onto small doubled up felt squares.

Cut the elf shoes along the pencil line with sharp scissors. To eliminate any visible pencil marks after cutting them out, I flipped the pieces inside out and pinned them together with these awesome sewing clips.



Cutting out traced felt elf shoe gift card holders.

Next, figure out your ribbon configurations for each elf shoe and cut the ribbon slightly larger so the ends can be tucked inside.



Aligning assorted Christmas ribbons on the top of the DIY felt elf shoe gift card holders.

Fire up the hot glue gun with clear glue sticks and glue each ribbon to the front of the felt.



Gluing ribbon onto handmade felt elf boot gift card holders.

Fold the ribbon to the back of the front felt piece and trim if necessary. Add a dab of hot glue to hold in place.



Folding the ends of the ribbon to the inside of the elf boot gift card holder front pieces.

Run a thin bead of hot glue (or fabric glue) along the edge of the bottom elf shoe piece and set the top piece in place.



Gluing the seams together on the handmade felt elf shoe gift card holders.

Hot glue a tiny Christmas bell onto the curled end of each elf shoe.



Gluing mini Christmas bells onto the ends of the curled toes of the handmade elf shoe gift card holders.

Slip your gift cards inside the cute little elf shoes and you're done. Let's take a closer look at each of the five elf boot gift card holders.



Yellow handmade felt elf shoe gift card holder for the holidays.


White handmade felt elf shoe gift card holder for the holidays.


Red handmade felt elf shoe gift card holder for the holidays.


Green handmade felt elf shoe gift card holder for the holidays.


Black handmade felt elf shoe gift card holder for the holidays.

I told you they were easy peasy!



How to add a personal touch to your holiday gift giving with these easy peasy no-sew felt elf shoe gift card holders made with dollar store supplies.

I've included a printable instruction sheet below for your convenience. Here's another idea for adorable handmade woodland gift tags that you might like.



Yield: 5
Author: Marie - Interior Frugalista
Estimated cost: $3

Easy No-Sew Felt Elf Shoe Gift Card Holders

How to make adorable no-sew elf shoe gift cardholders to add a personal handmade touch to infamous gift card giving. They are inexpensive to make with dollar store supplies.

materials:

  • Small Felt Squares
  • Assorted Christmas Ribbon
  • Mini Christmas Pom Poms (optional)
  • Mini Christmas Bells
  • Elf Shoe Template

tools:

  • Hot Glue Gun or Fabric Glue
  • Clear Hot Glue Sticks
  • Sharp Scissors

steps:

  1. Print elf shoe pattern (link to free printable in materials list).
  2. Pin two small felt squares of the same color together and repeat for other color choices.
  3. Trace elf shoe pattern onto felt squares with a pencil and white pencil crayon on darker felt colors.
  4. Cut the elf shoes with sharp scissors and pin them together.
  5. Select assorted Christmas ribbons and lay a pattern on the top felt piece of each elf shoe.
  6. With a hot glue gun (or fabric glue), glue the ribbon onto the front of each elf shoe.
  7. Wrap the ends of the ribbon to the back and secure with dabs of hot glue.
  8. Run a bead of hot glue (fabric glue) along the seam on the inside of the bottom felt and set the top piece in place.
  9. Glue a mini Christmas bell on the end of the curled elf shoe toes.
  10. Place a gift card inside.
Created using Craft Card Maker


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Now let's see my talented friends' ideas for the felted fixations challenge by clicking the links below.


Felted Fixations Challenge by the talented members of the Int'l Bloggers Club

Miniature Sock Gnome Place Card Holders | A Crafty Mix
DIY Felt Applique | Birdz Of A Feather
Steampunk Nutcracker | Unique Creations By Anita
No-Sew Felt Elf Shoe Gift Card Holders | Interior Frugalista (that's me)



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  1. What an adorable way to give a gift card. So much better than stuffing them in an envelope and those elf shoes would look super cute strung on a banner too. Pinned for future reference.

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    1. You read my mind Michelle. When I was making them I thought they'd make a cute advent calendar banner as well. Thanks for the pin!

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  2. These are SO fun Marie and we used the exact same felt squares from Dollarama for our project so I'm going to make some of these with the leftovers! Love them!

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    1. Yes I chuckled when I saw that we used the exact same felt squares AND I came so close to doing a blanket stitch around the perimeter of the shoes as well. I even had the embroidery thread and needle ready to go and decided at that the last minute to make them no-sew. LOL

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  3. Marie, these are just too cute for words and a great way to present those gift cards!

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    1. Thank you very much, Kim! Judging by the supply and demand issues this holiday season, I may be using all five of these gift card holders. LOL

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  4. These are just the cutest and very functional for this time of year. When I first saw them i thought how perfectly cut they were and straight away thought you had finally got that Cricut out again. lol

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    1. It never even dawned on me to use my Cricut to cut the elf shoe felt! Believe me though, the machine is getting a lot of use for handmade Christmas gifts which I can't share on the blog until after the 25th. I'm glad you like the handmade gift card holders, Anita, thank you!

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