I was part of the group recruited to help them get settled, and rather than just giving them a pile of giftcards I wanted to find a nicer way to present it to them. I had never made a gifrcard wreath, but I thought it could be a cute, welcoming way to put the cards all together.
So I went to Dollar Tree (seriously, a great place to begin crafts) and bought a couple of packs of close pins.
Then I went to Hobby Lobby (another great place for craft shopping) and bought a wire wreath, a wooden letter "A", and burlap bow.
I used Mod Podge and one of those mini books of themed scrapbooking paper to cover the clothes pins.
I used a little foam brush and painted on 2 or 3 coats of Mod Podge, letting it dry completely after each coat.
I went through both packs of clothes pins, leaving some uncovered, because it went nicely with the other colors, and only used 3 double-sided pages from the paper pack. So, it really didn't take much.
I alternated the clothes pins, short and tall, around the wire wreath. I just clipped them on, I didn't glue them at all.
I painted the "A" to match the scrap booking paper and tied the bow onto the top. I didn't put any clothes pins on the area where the bow was, because I didn't think it was necessary. If you wanted to be able to take the bow off, you would want to put them all the way around.
I cut a 2-inch thick strip of burlap from some extra that I had at home. I folded it in two and connected it with a knot to the wreath, behind the bow.
I hot glued the "A" on top of the clothes pins.
Once the paint and the glue dried, I clipped all of the gift cards into the middle and it was finished.