Reader Amy of Gabriel’s Good Tidings makes these cool gift card wreaths out of zero-balance cards. She collected a bunch of used Starbucks cards and made a colorful and festive wreath (that her local Starbucks is now displaying!) There are all kinds of other cards in your life you could use for this project: Metro Cards, or business cards could make a cool office display. I don’t think I have to tell you it’s a bad idea to use your expired credit cards, though! She shared her process for making the wreath below, and would also like to ask you, readers, to save your gift cards for her (with zero balance, of course) to use for this project.  She will reimburse you for any shipping and offer 10% off at her shop.

Project Estimate:

  • 18 gift cards, on hand
  • Foam wreath form, $1
  • Craft paper (or other paper), on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Hot glue

Total: $1 and up

Amy Says:

My wreath took about 18 gift cards.  I wrapped the green foam in craft paper for a cleaner finish and then hot glued the gift cards around the wreath.  I finished it off with a pretty bow and a ribbon loop to hang it with. I also think it would be fun to do a wreath with gift cards from all sorts of stores, or a wreath with all Christmas themed gift cards from one store.

Thanks for sharing, Amy!