How to Make Paper Card Holders

Gingerbread Card Holder

Make a gingerbread house.
Make a gingerbread house.

This card holder is a gingerbread house that stays fresh year after year! Use it as a place to store holiday cards or candy.

What You'll Need:

  • Small- to medium-size box
  • Brown craft paper or plain paper bag
  • Brown blow pen
  • Card stock or construction paper: white, other colors as desired
  • Christmas stickers
  • Colored brad
  • Textured glitter snow


  • Craft knife
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

Step 1: Ask a grown-up to use a craft knife to cut a few inches off the long sides of the box and cut the short sides to form a point in the middle.

Step 2: Cover all sides of box with craft paper; glue in place. Add subtle color to the edges of the house with a brown blow pen.

Step 3: Cut rectangles for doors and windows, triangles for Christmas trees, and other shapes as desired from assorted colors of card stock or construction paper. Glue them around the house so all sides are decorated. Add stickers. Cut white paper into a scallop-edged V to fit on the pointed sides of the roof; glue in place. Insert a colored brad in the door to make a doorknob.

Step 4: Squeeze textured glitter snow along the roof, over the windows, along the bottom of the house, and on the trees. Let dry completely.

The next paper card holder is perfect for keepsakes close to your heart.

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