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Felt Gift Card Bags

This post is going to be short and sweet.

Not because I don’t have time to write but because I don’t have time to write. March Break has arrived here and I have two very restless, stir crazy little girls who think it’s not a big deal to have endless car races with their matchbox cars in my living room. If you think stepping on a piece of Lego is bad, try stepping on something sharp that can also roll and cause you to slip in the middle of the night at the same time.

Needless to say I need to go take them out of the house to burn some energy and then occupy them with endless crafts and baking. Which would have been helpful to all parents if I had posted about the activities that we’re about to do before March Break actually started. But that would mean I’d actually had to have gotten my bearings together before I realized it was March Break to get this done.

Most days I couldn’t tell you if it’s a Monday or a Saturday in our home. Don’t believe me, ask my husband. I forgot to pick him up at the train station this week after work.

But I did make some felt gift card bags last week because the class birthday parties are in full swing and sometimes I like to give a Gift Card along with some craft supplies if I don’t know what present to get. Gift cards are a fail safe because that way the kids can choose their presents and parents are happy there isn’t a new toy in the house.

And this is very easy to do and your kids can totally make their own with your help.

What you’ll need:

– Felt
– Yarn and embroidery needle
– Spray Adhesive or your choice of fabric glue
– Scissors
– Velcro tabs

Get some scrap felt and cut out some 9″ x 4.5″ rectangles. Fold them in half and stitch up the sides.

Felt Gift Bags Step 1 -

Then decorate the front whatever way you’d like.

I went for major Spring themes and day glow rainbow colours because all I see outside my window is snow and very dark grey skies.

Felt Gift Bags Step 2 -

Always lay out your patterns BEFORE you adhere them.

I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to glue the shapes on.

Felt Gift Bags Step 3 -

And then glue in a velcro tab on the inside to create a closure for it.

Use a velcro tab to create a closure for the felt bag -

And you wind up with a pretty cool gift card bag!

Felt Gift Cards bags -

Clouds and raindrops felt  bag craft -


Grey and White Spring themed Felt Gift Bags -

DIY Felt Gift Card Bags -

My younger daughter stole one to use a coin purse and so I had to change up the insides of it with a longer velcro tab strip so the coins wouldn’t fall out. So there’s another use for them.

She loves money. Loves.

But that’s another post.

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  • Reply
    March 8, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Love love love that cloud one!

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      March 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you my friend! I’m thinking about making it into a t-shirt craft this week

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    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    March 9, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I would proudly carry one of these with a black and white felt-cat face as a coin purse. It would be my most-chic accessory.

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    March 10, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I love these! They are adorable! Thanks again for tipping me off about the content scraper. 🙂

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    Randa @ TBK
    March 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    These are incredibly cute! Thank you for sharing the idea.

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    March 11, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Those are adorable Alex! The best thing about felt is it doesn’t need a sewing machine!

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    Tea & Nail Polish
    March 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Such a cute idea, and can be easily personalized for anyone

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    Pillows A-La-Mode
    March 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Love these!

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      March 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Thalita @ The Learner Observer
    March 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I love your daughter’s idea to use one as a coin purse! So cute!!! I love the designs you chose too, but that cloud one… that’s my fave!

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      March 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      You know everyone who has seen the clouds likes them the best. I think I need to do something else with those on a bigger scale. Thank you my friend!

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    March 19, 2014 at 10:45 am

    What a sweet idea!

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    April 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Love love luuuvvv these! Always a birthday or five in April around our parts–actually, its 6 but hey! thanks again!!! Wonderful tutorial!

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