Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gift Card Bracelet

Brandon, my sweet son, gave me this for Christmas.


Of course, it didn't take me long to use up the gift card and I made sure I left a few cents on it so they would give it back to me. Then I turned it into this:





I marked the size of the squares and cut it out of the middle of the paper.



It was so much easier doing it that way so I could see what I was tracing.



I tried to get Hobby Lobby where I could and then hearts. I've got to tell you, I was just looking at hearts and not the words around it. You've probably already spotted it, if not, I'll show you later.



There's my 7 little squares. (Still didn't notice.)



Glued them all in.



I filled the squares with Dimensional Magic. This was my first time using that. How fun is it?! You just have to make sure you are very patient and let it dry a day. That was my hardest part, not touching it.



Okay, now I noticed! Look at the first and fifth charms! How in the world did I miss that? Oh well, I still love it and have already worn it a couple of times. I see a necklace and earrings to match in my future. Hey Brandon, Mothers Day is coming soon!

I'm linking to these fabulous parties!

55 comments:

Shore Girl said...

Now that is some creative recycling!!! I never would have thought to recycle a gift card in this way --- but you can be sure I'll remember it!
BTW - thanks for the sweet comment -- it gave me the link to your blog and I'm having fun exploring!

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

I can not even believe you thought of this..great idea!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

boy that is cute! This morning I am seeing so many creative ideas, it is fantastic! Have fun at the party, and thanks for joining. XO

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is darling AND genius! How stinking cute. (and Hob Lob makes a cute gift card, too!)

Wendy@project-create.blogspot.com said...

WOW! That is Fantastic, I will never look at a gift card the same again!

Glad you shared that!

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

Adorable and SO creative! :) What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

What a cute idea! Visiting from The Girl Creative link party. Love this idea...will have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

~Jess @ www.makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

Daniella said...

Fabulous idea!! I'm here from Debbie's party, and I' also your newest follower!!
DxxDaniella

Kathrine said...

Never ever would I have had this great idea of yours! I'm inspired..Keep it up :)

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Melanie said...

This is so cute! What a great idea...I'll be looking out for super cute giftcards from now on.

Melanie
youmadethat.blogspot.com

Condo Blues said...

That is one cute bracelet! I tweeted the link and shared it with my blog's Facebook fan page!

Martha's Barefoot Designs said...

I found your link from Debbie Doo. Very cute bracelet. I love Hobby Lobby!

Marie said...

What a great idea to recycle a gift card! I will have to keep this in mind for future reference!

Heather said...

That is such a cute idea. I have a ton of Starbucks gift cards...not sure if they would work but I might have to give it a try.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I have been inspired. Did you just find the bracelet at Hobby Lobby? I'm totally going to try a version of this. Thank you for linking up!

Amy Kirchhoff said...

LOVE this idea. I have never seen it before: What a great way to keep the memory. :)

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

Oh my gosh! So clever! I just love this, I need to start keeping my giftcards!

Kathy said...

Very cute Newbie, love your blog

~april said...

That is very creative! Loev all the colors in the card!

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

That is so cool! Where did you get the bracelet to start with? Thanks for sharing ~ please come by and say hi!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

What a great idea! I always feel bad getting rid of the cute cards, now I have something to do with them! Thanks for sharing!

Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I love this idea, it turned out so cute...who knew that a gift card could do that!

Jamie said...

That is wonderful. How creative. I'm your newest follower. Be sure to stop by my blog Monday and add your project to the More The Merrier Monday Link Party.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

DANA said...

I found you through Someday Crafts and would love for you to come link up at my link party! Every month the featured links have a chance to win tons of prizes, just for linking!

http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/strut-your-stuff-for-february-link-up.html

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Niki said...

What a wonderful idea...they always make them so cute that you hate to throw them out. Love that you can now declare your love for Hobby Lobby and your son in one adorable bracelet.

June@I will craft said...

Very cute. Makes me wish there was a HL near me. Closest one is almost 100 miles away from me..... ;(

Nicole said...

WOW, what an amazing way to upcycle a gift card! Visiting from Somewhat Simple.

Suzy said...

Great idea! I have gift cards laying around that are just dying to be included in a project like this! Thanks for sharing!

I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at http://www.suzyssitcom.com and linked this project!

Summer said...

Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

Sumo:)

AmieAnn said...

Oh my gosh! This is sooo adorable and what an amazing way to always cherish that gift! Wear it in good health! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-17.html

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

that is such a cute and unique idea!! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!

Robin said...

so cute and I have 2 Itunes cards that I was about to throw away.......NOT!

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

Love this! Such a fun and unique way to save those gift cards! Would love for you to link up to my party today! :)

http://lindseyscraftlist.blogspot.com/2011/02/favorite-things-friday-linky-party_25.html

craftspy said...

I love this idea! Now I'm wishing I hadn't scrapbooked that cute Anniversary card my hubby gave me. Thanks!

Candy Cake and Crafts said...

Great blog! I love all your wonderful ideas. I am now your newest follower. I will be adding you to my blog roll on my blog - probably tomorrow when I update my blog.

When you get to steal a moment, come check me out at www.candycakeandcrafts.blogspot.com

Kaysi said...

LOVE it!!!

I'm featuring you tomorrow at KIS

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I am sooooo making one of these!! I should own stock in HL! Very creative thinking!

Brianna! said...

I am IN LOVE with this.
Mainly because EVERY and I do mean EVERY single time I go in Hobby Lobby I STARE at this Gift Card.
I just think it is SO SO SOOOOO precious.

I WANT.

xoxo
bB

laylablue said...

SWEET!
but where did you get the bracelet???
PLEASE TELL ME :)
we will be using starbucks cards!
laylasolms@hotmail.com

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Tanya said...

I love it! I think the two that you did not notice adds personality:)

Nikki said...

I voted for you, I love this bracelet! You're very creative.

Krafty Kat said...

I love this! I want one of my own!

THERESA M said...

That is so cool! you are creative!

Jessica DeWitt said...

Just came over from the FTOB Hop for Most Viewed posts... and My Oh My is this a GREAT idea! I'm so glad I hopped over!

Jessica @ Doubling the DeWitts

nicole. said...

stopping by from FTLOB. this is sooooo adorable. what a great idea.

Laura said...

That's totally amazing! I love how you made the bracelet. You made it look easy enough that maybe I'll attempt to make my own bracelet sometime. Visiting from for the love of blogs fun post.

TriGirl said...

Stopping by from FTLOB fun post. That looks great! The 'subliminal' messages you accidentally created are funny and must keep you smiling :)

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LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

O mi goodness! I never thought of this before. I had a bracelet like yours, the things had fallen off, and I threw it away! Tooooo baaaaad....

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Tiffany said...

Awesome idea! I've been browsing around some of your other tutorials too and love them. New follower :)