I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who saves such random things as used gift cards.  Most of them are so bright and colorful that I find them difficult to part with, even once they’re penniless!  Anna from A as in Anna used her collection of used gift cards to make a handbag inspired by the dress Lizzy Garner wore to the 1995 Oscars.  The dress in question was made out of American Express cards, earning her both the adoration of the art and crafts community as well as a place on the year’s worst dressed list.  Love it or loathe it, the idea is sure to draw attention! [how to make a gift card purse]

Project estimate:

  • 18 used gift cards, on hand
  • Plastic wire ties, on hand or $1
  • Hole punch, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand
  • Old t-shirts or scrap fabric, on hand
  • Yarn, on hand
  • Needle and thread, on hand
  • Velcro, on hand or $1 and up

Total: Free and up