Christmas gift giving is a funny thing. Target did a little research and found 90% of people like to get gift cards but only 30% like to give gift cards. I totally understand. You want to feel thoughtful, right? You want to give a gift they can open, don’t you? I’ll go on record now saying that I’m 100% OK with anyone giving me a Target GiftCard® this holiday season. Of course, I like to wrap gifts. I love watching someone open a gift I picked out just for them. How can I give them the gift card I know they’ll love and still give them a gift they can open and enjoy? I have the answer…make the gift card a gift! Who doesn’t love a snow globe? Now you can give someone you love a snow globe and a shopping trip at Target. That, my friends, is holiday magic right there.
- Glass Jar With Screw On Lid
- Waterproof Gel Glue
- Filtered or Bottled Water
- Target GiftCard®
Start by finding a glass or plastic jar with a screw on lid that will fit your gift card. You may already have something in your kitchen that could work. It’s imperative you make sure your jar is watertight before you get started. Use a strong, waterproof adhesive to secure your gift card to the jar. It’s easier to glue the gift card to the lid if it will work, but in my case, the card needed to be curved slightly to fit through the mouth of the jar I had on hand. It’s hard to use too much glue here. One with a gel texture is best, as it will give you the thickness you need to hold the card in place. (I used E6000.) We’ll be covering up the top, so don’t worry about looking too neat there. Just try to keep the front of the card clean. I needed to hold the card in place while the glue set up, so I snagged a few clothes pins and used a little physics ninjary to hold it in place. Or, you know…I let them counter balance each other. (I just like saying physics ninjary.) You can use hot glue to help stabilize the gift card, if needed. It just can’t be your primary glue to hold your card in place-it will pop right off. Once you’ve given your glue plenty of time to cure, you’re ready to fill your snow globe! Already looking pretty cute, isn’t it? The great designs available for your Target GiftCard® means you don’t need to add extra decorations here. Although you could… It is the holiday season. More is more, right? Fill up your snow globe with water. Filtered or bottled water is recommended. If you had to glue your card to the top of the jar like me, make sure you fill things up slowly. You wouldn’t want to knock things over with too much water pressure! Once you’ve almost reached the top of your globe, add your glitter and a dash of glycerin. Glycerin helps the glitter float around a bit more slowly. Don’t overdo it with the glitter. Too much glitter becomes a clumpy mess. Here’s a tip: before you glue in your gift card, scratch off the silver in the back and write down the card number and code. That way you can give the gift recipient the card numbers. They can use them to purchase online or add the gift card to their Target app and buy something in the store. All while leaving their snow globe intact. At Target.com you can pre-purchase the gift cards you love. Then you’ll have plenty of time to make your gift card snow globes…or whatever else you can dream up to make gift card giving fun!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.