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How To Make A Leather Business Card Holder

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Learn how to make a DIY leather business card holder with just a few supplies.


Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own leather business card holder. I recently shared that I will be heading to NYC for a fun #bloggerblockparty hosted by HGTV Magazine and attending NY NOW .

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This is my first time attending such an event so I wanted to ensure I had plenty of business cards to hand out for networking.

I ordered new cards updating all of my social media information. Of course I needed a pretty business card holder to go along with my cards.

Being a crafter I wanted to make my own. However, I knew it needed to be made out of something strong enough to hold up to being thrown around in my pocketbook.  

As I was browsing Michael’s for ideas, I found a section with 8 1/2″X11″ leather sheets, however, one sheet was $9.99. Way out of my price range.

This was exactly what I wanted, so I browsed the store for other options. Luckily there were leather planners on clearance at 80% off.

Here is the planner:


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It was made out of beautiful leather and under $4-score!  I knew I could use the leather to make a couple of business card holders and reuse the planner for something else.

How To Make A Leather Business Card Holder

Here are the supplies needed so you can make your own:

  • Button-stud or brad & velcro
  • Leather
  • Cardcase template (see below)
  • Mini hole-punch
  • Fabric Scissors
Here is a free template from for a standard leather business card holder:

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Print out the template and trace along your piece of leather as shown below:


Cut the leather with a good pair of scissors. I used my fabric scissors. Fold the leather into an envelope shape and use a small hole punch to punch a hole in two corners and the center:


Add your button stud to the center of the leather envelope to hold all the sides together.  As I didn’t have a button stud, I used a brad to hold it together with velcro to allow for easy opening.

The rhinestone at the center gives it a little bling.  I wanted to personalize it with my blog name and just happened to have leather letter stamps from my early crafting days.  

However, this is totally optional.  I just loved the little bumblebee so added that to the corner as well! Sit back and admire your beautiful leather business card holder!




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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Thursday 1st of September 2016

What a cute card holder! I may get up the nerve to try to make one for when I go to the SoFabU Road Tour in LA this October. Thanks for sharing and hosting at the #HomeMattersParty :)

~Lorelai Life With Lorelai


Monday 29th of August 2016

What a neat and useful DIY! I still need to purchase business cards for my blog. I bet you had so much fun networking--I love connecting and meeting other bloggers. #HomeMattersParty


Sunday 28th of August 2016

Ahh!! That is a genius idea to use planner leather cover to make business card holder. Next time I have to check them out. Simple and neat card holder too!!


Saturday 27th of August 2016

I love that! My business card holder is a bit tattered, so this is something I could really use. Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

Crystal Green

Saturday 27th of August 2016

This is really cute. I do like how simple it is to make. Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us.

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