Michaels challenged me to come up with a  teacher gift idea.  This easy DIY origami gift card holder makes a cute way to gift a gift card.  I think it is safe to say that a gift card is always a useful and appreciated teacher gift.  If you need a last minute teacher gift you can pick up a gift card and whip up this gift card holder in minutes. One of the most favorite topics on Skip to my Lou is teacher appreciation.  You will want to check out 100’s of teacher gift ideas. We also love those puntastic teacher gifts ideas.  You know, the clever sayings you pair with a small little gift. These are an especially fun way to thank a teacher.

DIY origami gift card holder

DIY Origami Gift Card Holder Video

How to make a origami gift card holder

Start with a piece of pretty paper 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

DIY origami gift card holder step 1

Fold the paper in half.

DIY origami gift card holder step 2

Open the paper back up and then fold each side into the middle.  It is really important that the edges meet perfectly in the middle.

DIY origami gift card holder step 3

Open the paper out flat and use the fold marks to fold each corn in.

DIY origami gift card holder step 4

Fold each side to the middle.

DIY origami gift card holder step 5

Find the middle by folding the paper in half.

DIY origami gift card holder step 6

Open paper back up.

DIY origami gift card holder step 7

Fold the end to the middle fold line that was just made.

DIY origami gift card holder step 8

Fold the other end up to the middle slightly tucking into the corners of the other end.

DIY origami gift card holder step 9

Insert gift card for such a pretty way to give a gift card.

teacher gift origami gift card holder

I found these cute wooden gift tags at Michaels. Add some ribbon and a little tag to make them even cuter!

wooden gift tags

With so many different styles of paper the possibilities are endless!

easy origami gift card holders

The ribbon and wooden tags make them extra special!

how to gift a gift card

If you like to give something yummy from your kitchen whip up these tasty cakes.  This You take the cake teacher gift is a delicious teacher gift.

Looking for more Teacher Appreciation DIY inspiration? Visit Michaels.com for more creative teacher gift ideas to thank your teachers!

if you like origami, you might like this origami Shirt for Father’s Day.

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  1. This was simply fantastic to make. Your instructions were easy-to-understand and my three gift card holders turned out perfect! Thanks for sharing your creativity. I will be back for more ideas.

  2. These are adorable! The tags and bow make them even better. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks Alice! I loved that they could be made so quickly. Perfect for a last minute gift! It would be sweet for anytime, but with all the pretty papers it would be nice for Mother’s Day too!

  4. This origami gift card holder was easy to fold, by following your clear tutorial. Mine turned out beautiful. Thank you so much.

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