Friday, November 11, 2011

Upcycled Gift Card Charms

 Being the Mom to a couple of teenagers  our life could not move forward without ipods and itunes so as a result we have numerous itunes gift cards. These cards are particularly brightly colored and my daughter Ivy and I got to thinking......We made heart charms that came out so cute and were super easy, fast and fun!
These are a few of the cards we had, any plastic gift card would work.

We cut each card into 8 squares.

Then using just regular scissors, cut the heart shapes. I cut them free form as I think they look cool a little uneven.

Then we "sanded" them with a basic nail file. When the hearts got roughed up they
took on a whole new look!
Just punch a hole in one corner with a basic craft small hole punch.

Add a jump ring.

We added a little glass seed bead on a head pin for an accent color.

Put it on a chain and you're done!!

Too cute! Great for a party activity.  Go crazy, make two for earrings,
cut different shapes, maybe squares that link together for a bracelet!
Have Fun!


  1. i love this idea so clever and easy to do at home ahh i wish i had the ideas you have super creative!

  2. Well get some gift cards and try it out!!