Do you need a fun & simple gift card wrapping idea for kids and difficult to buy for teenagers? With just a few supplies and a couple of easy steps, it’s possible to turn a boring gift voucher into a really fab gift.
A gift that is pretty much guaranteed to bring a big smile to the face of the birthday girl or boy.
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Who finds it hard to buy gifts for older kids and teenagers? I know I do. They often have everything already or their wish list only contains expensive, unaffordable stuff.
Because of this I really struggle sometimes to come up with fun and original gifts.
I also hate to just go through the motions and give a gift just for the sake of it so I do always try my best.
This is an idea that I have come up with that I have found is always gladly received and appreciated. A Cinema Gift Voucher!
But …. when I give gift vouchers or gift cards I hate to just give them in an envelope – where’s the fun in that?
So here is a super simple gift card wrapping idea that will jazz it up and turn it into a really fab gift.
This is a really great go-to gift if you don’t know what else to give. You can pretty much guarantee that all kids and teenagers (and of course some adults too) would love to receive this as a gift
Easy Movie Or Cinema Gift Card Wrapping Idea
Supplies Needed To Wrap Movie Gift Card
- Large clear plastic container (or popcorn container)
- M&Ms (or other colourful sweets/candy)
- Gift wrapping paper
- Clear cellophane wrap
- Confetti Sprinkles
- Colourful curling ribbon
How To Wrap Movie Gift Card
Step 1. Fill your container with a mixture of popcorn, marshmallows, and M&Ms (or whatever sweets/candy you are using). If using a clear container, ensure that you have plenty of the brightly coloured M&Ms showing on the outside of the container as this makes it more colourful.
Step 2. Use the gift wrapping paper to wrap the cinema or movie gift card.
Step 3. Cut out a piece of cellophane slightly larger than the wrapped gift card, lay it flat on the table and put some of the confetti sprinkles on top. Then wrap the gift card with the cellophane.
Step 4. Add some ribbon to the wrapped gift card.
Step 5. Put the wrapped gift card into the container filled with the popcorn, marshmallows and M&Ms. Place at an angle.
Step 6. Cut a length of cellophane that is at least 15 cm taller than where the top of the gift card is sticking up and that is approx 5cm wider on either side of the container.
Step 7. Fold a long length of curling ribbon in half and hold it in your hand whilst gathering the cellophane above the top of the gift card. Secure the cellophane by putting the 2 ribbon ends through the loop and pulling it tight (if that makes sense).
Step 8. Neatly fold the sides of the cellophane and secure it underneath the container with sellotape.
Step 9. Add more lengths of curling ribbon and use the blade of the scissors to curl.
Step 10. Pull the cellophane plume up at the top and trim the ends with the scissors to neaten.
I think this gift card wrapping idea is pretty versatile and it can be adapted to suit any theme or occasion. If you take the gift card out they also make an inexpensive and really fun party favor or traktatie (Nederlands word for a gift/treat given on birthdays classmates at school or sports groups etc).
Here are a few more of my kids’ birthday/party ideas:
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