Last minute Christmas gift idea

Christmas Decorating and Gift Ideas

They Grow on Trees?

Louise Martin has
contributed several crafty ideas to Dollar Store Style over the
past couple of years. Here’s one for sprucing up your gift card
giving this holiday season. It’s a great last-minute idea.


– photos by Louise Martin

We’ve all got
people who are hard to buy for and gift cards are great for
solving those gift-giving dilemmas. But, let’s face it, giving a
gift card in an envelope is boring. Here’s one idea for
sprucing up gift-card giving that’s anything but boring.

Louise calls
this
a
gift card tree. Neat idea! Dollarama sells these little
potted trees and everything else used here. You can pop the tree
into a Christmas bucket, as Louise has done here or cover the
plain pot the tree comes in with a piece of basket wrap, cut to
fit, securing it to the pot with some ribbon.

Then simply
decorate your tree, add some mini lights, tuck the

gift card (s) between the branches and it’s ready to give. Your
recipient gets to keep the little tree and I think you’ll agree
that it makes a beautiful tabletop decoration. This is,
essentially, two gifts in one.