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Present Card Holders

The holidays are filled with such wonderful cards from friends and family and I am always trying to figure out ways to display them. This year, I have made a ton of these little “presents” and am using them to showcase the cards along the mantle in our family room. They are so easy to make which is great, because they can be used for many things. You could use them as food identifiers during your holiday party or insert blank cards with names written on them for place settings at your next holiday dinner.




May Arts Ribbon
– 2 yd – 3/8" Red velvet ribbon (PV25)
– 2 yd – 3/8" Green velvet ribbon (PV16)
– 2 yd – 3/16" Green grosgrain stripe (RG46)

DCWV christmas combo mat stack
– 3-4 Sheets of coordinating patterns

• 1 pkg. of 10 – 1.25" wooden blocks

• Scissors

• Ruler

• Double sided tape

• Small paperclips

• Drill with 1/16" bit





Step 1 –Trim multiple 5.25" x 2.75" rectangles out of your DCWV paper.

Step 2 –Using double sided tape, begin wrapping your square blocks as you would a present. Be sure to hide the tape underneath the flaps so it is unnoticeable from the outside.



Step 3 –Stick a length of tape across the bottom of your wrapped package. Cut a length of ribbon 4.25" long and secure around cube.



Step 4 –Starting at the bottom, stick a 15" length of ribbon onto the cube, then bring to the top and tie a bow. Note: The ribbon is wrapped in 2 pieces to avoid a bulge on the bottom of the cube which would make it sit unbalanced.



Step 5 –Drill a hole down into the top of your wrapped cube, just outside of the ribbon intersection.



Step 6 –Pull down one end of a paperclip, bending it so it is straight and cut off the end by 3/8".

Step 7 –Insert paperclip into the hole you drilled. You can secure in place with glue, but it isn't necessary. To finish, place your holiday cards into the top portion of the paperclip. Alternate uses would be holders for buffet food cards or dinner guest names.


Get the free download for this tutorial Here!


Blog post by: Tiffin Mills


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  1. Kristie Maynard

    These are just adorable!

  2. tiffin

    thanks everyone! and yes, as charlene said, the blocks can be found at any craft store. i bought mine at hobby lobby.

  3. Charlene

    Darling project, Tiffin! FYI, the blocks can be purchased at Michael’s or JoAnn’s.

  4. Ange

    Those presents are super cute! Love it.

  5. Amanda Coleman

    Those little presents are so cute I can hardly stand it! They would make adorable Christmas ornaments, too.

  6. Sue McRae

    These are so cute, perfect for dinner place settings!

  7. Tami B

    Super cute idea.

  8. Isha

    Thanks for sharing this superb idea. Love the colors and this ribbon looks so rich and festive.

  9. {vicki}

    this is the perfect gift for all my crafty friends

  10. Kathy P

    Very cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial~

  11. Ann Merkins

    What a great idea for displaying cards!!

  12. Natasha G.P.


  13. Annette A.

    These are just so so cute…I love this idea…thanks for sharing..

  14. ConnieC

    Great idea. I think I’ll make small ones and big ones. That way I can get a height difference. Placing small ones in the front. Large ones in the back. I can squeeze more cards on the mantel that way. And everyone could see all the cards better.

  15. k.craig

    Where did you get the bag of blocks??

  16. Kelly Sas

    Much better than putting all those picture cards on my refrig! Thanks for the great idea and great tutorial.

  17. rush

    such a unique project. thank you for sharing.

  18. Shartl

    Thanks for this great tutorial! These are adorable!

  19. Nina

    Thanks for the tutorial! Great idea! Got to give it a try!


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