Maggie Holmes Design Team: gift card + recycled holder


Last week as I was cleaning the kitchen,  I couldn’t believe how much plastic was building up to go out to the recycle bin.  Granted, we did just take a trip to Costco.  And I should note, MOST of them contained fruit.  So, instead of throwing the containers away, I thought it would be fun to try find a way to re-use them.


To start, I sprayed the plastic container with a gold spray paint, a perfect match for my Maggie Holmes style board collection paper. Once the container was dry I measured the front and cut 2 strips.  I love when the front and the back are the same size. To finish the front off, I began layering using a small crochet doily, ruffled crepe paper, and 2 tags both from the styleboard collection. I love using a variety of textures when layering.


I knew right away that I wanted to turn this container into a gift card holder. It was the perfect size to hold a large manilla tag. And, with a few graduation parties coming up, it will come in handy!!

Let’s first talk quick about how awesome this cork board paper is. And a perfect look for a graduation too.

To create the card holder I first sized and attached a pattern paper onto the manilla tag. To make the gift card pocket, size the cork paper to to the manilla tag. Cut a triangle shape off the top.  Slowly , I sewed the cork paper onto the manilla tag.  Using a heart shaped pin, I stuck a collection of layers onto the front.


To finish it off, I added this super fun kraft and gold polka dot paper inside. And to think this cute little basil container was going to be recycled.

  • May 29, 2014 - 8:31 am

    ~amy~ - Awesome, love what you’ve done. I’m amazed at how well the plastic took to the spray paint…looks fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    Stephanie - This is just too cute! You are amazing! Totally need to make one of these for myself, lol!! :) ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    alissa - i LOVE how you’ve dressed these up! I’ve been using strawberry/tomato containers to store my ribbons and twine. Your creative brain is always firing!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 1:05 am

    Scrappy Manila - Oh my this is just so cute!!!ReplyCancel

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