Okay, I’ll let you in on a little secret… I
hoard collect Sharpie markers – I LOVE them! All the pretty colors just scream “buy me” when I see them at the store. I look at all the packages and try to figure out which colors I don’t have. I have this strange desire to collect EVERY color they make…I know, weird, huh?!
And just a little tip, for you fellow Sharpie lovers…Staples has select packages on sale right now! I bought the 12 pack of multi-colored sharpies for $6 (awesome deal!), the 5 pack of Neon Sharpies for $5 and the 4 pack metallic pens for $5 as well! You can ALWAYS use more Sharpies, especially during the holidays when you have so many uses for these little cuties!
First I had a little fun taking pics of my rainbow of Sharpies 🙂
Then I got to work making my Sharpie embellished gift card holders!
I myself love to pick out very personalized gifts for everyone – I enjoy finding just the right gift for the loved ones on my Christmas list, but sometimes a gift card is the best way to go. Some people just have everything or really just want a gift card so they can pick out their own gifts. Teachers, for example, LOVE to get gift cards as gifts. I think they get tired of the goodies and mugs and they can always use gift cards to their favorite stores or restaurants!
Instead of simply handing them a gift card in the package it comes in, I would suggest embellishing your own gift card holder with Sharpie markers to give it more of a personal touch! I used small things I had in my craft stash to hold my gift card holders – small white or kraft gable boxes, small kraft, white or patterned paper sacks, a pillow box, and muslin drawstring bags. Each of these are just the perfect size to hold those fun little gift cards.
Simply use your colored and metallic Sharpie markers to decorate your gift card holders, add a little tag if you wish and that’s it! Your gift card holder is now personalized and ready to give.
If you’re in need of some printable gift tags to attach to your embellished gift card holders, visit these posts for some of my favorite free printable gift tags. Or this post for more DIY gift card holders.
And be sure to check out Sharpie’s social media accounts for more fun projects to create with your favorite Sharpie pens!