Introduction

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Beautiful Presentation

Although some might hesitate to give gift cards for fear of being impersonal, there’s no doubt that people love receiving them. Make gift cards more personal by wrapping them in festive envelopes made from origami paper and small paper doilies. With a few folds and a knotted ribbon, you have added a homemade touch to an otherwise unsentimental present.

Step 1

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Cut Out the Lining

A drafting compass is a great tool for helping you get your circle size just right. To measure the radius, place the end of the compass in the center of the doily, and adjust the pencil until it’s a 1/2-inch away from the doily’s scalloped edge. When your compass is set, draw a perfect circle on your origami paper. Carefully cut out circle with scissors.

Step 2

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Glue the Circle to the Doily

Using your glue stick, apply glue to the colored side of the origami paper circle and place it on the back of the doily. Once the glue is dry, place your gift card in the middle of the lined doily. Fold in each side as pictured, then fold the bottom up, and lastly, fold the top flap down. After all four sides are folded, use a dot of glue to seal your envelope. Wrap a ribbon in a coordinating color around each finished gift card and tie in a bow.