Lauren by Design


do it yourselfLauren-1 Comments

I honestly don't know why I haven't made a business card holder before. I've found that this is essential to keep your business cards prestine. I always used to keep my cards in my wallet and they'd end up getting all beaten up and sometimes a little dirty (gasp). So I decided to come up with this no sew leather business card holder that's totally chic in my opinion, but let's be honest, I'm biased. As I was making this I was also totally thinking this would make such a cute clutch if it was bigger as well.

Y o u ' l l   N e e d: Leather, gold paint, exacto knife, strong glue (I used welbond), scissors, paint brush, some kind of fastener (I just used some leather cord and beads) and the business card holder template (see bottom of post). S T E P  O N E: Take some existing business cards and measure how much leather you're going to need. Make sure to leave plenty of space on the sides of the card for the glue and just for breathing room.

S T E P   T W O: Once your piece is cut run a small line of glue down the sides of where it will be folded. Then fold it over and put some books or heavy items on top to make sure it stays.

S T E P   T H R E E: Print out the business card template (see bottom of post for link) and use your exacto knife to cut out the black areas. Beware, this is tedious work my friends.

S T E P   F O U R: Place the template over your leather holder and gently dab paint overtop. I've found that if you don't have a lot of paint on your paintbrush that the less likely it is to spread underneath the template.

S T E P   F I V E: Once that's done, grab some leather cord or another kind of fastener that will be able to keep it shut. Ta-da! Now all of your business cards will be nice and safe and they'll look super stylish when you take them out too. Huzzah!

Business Card Holder Tribal Template

xo, Lauren