When you can hide the effect, the surprise is that much more enjoyable. My wife wanted a box for a gift card. I said I think I can do better.
There is a wooden spring mechanism inside that snaps the card in and holds it from falling out. To get the card out, you slide the flower forward and force the card back through the springs.
January 8, 2020, 2:42am
That’s the spirit! Make ‘em work for their gift card.
Really amazing box!
Clever way to disguise the fingers, excellent. Got an in progress shot of the springs?
January 8, 2020, 4:55am
That’s a very cool mechanism!
Thanks for the replies. I think I will post the design under the free designs when I get home and provide a link.
Fancy, cute, and clever! I like it! I am sure it will be a hit with folks who receive such a cool gift (on top of a gift).
That is awesome! I love designing trickery!
You can find the design here:
Here is the .svg file for the
fancy gift card holder post.
Fancy Gift Card Holder.zip (45.5 KB)
You do not need glue but it helps, especially with the force of the gift card and the wooden spring mechanism. Pretty simple to put together, but let me know if you need more directions. A little wax or crayon on the pin and/or slide may help it slide easier.
This was cut using proof grade medium maple plywood all with normal settings.
Would love to see any im…
Hope you enjoy it!
Well I know how I’m “wrapping” giftcards from now on! Brilliant ‘retention’ clamps. Simply brilliant.
Love the design and creativity!
Thank you all for the compliments. Somebody mentioned I should put leaves on the slot, so it looks like a flower stem and the flower is growing. Some other ideas are a rocket ship taking off, a boat sailing airplane, or some other vehicle. I suppose an arrow, baseball, football, golf ball, or some other ball could work too.
what kind of spring are you talking about. will a inkpen spring work cut down orany spring.
September 30, 2022, 6:34pm
In the original post, the designer states that a wooden spring mechanism is inside that is released when the flower is moved forward.