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
- Cardcase template (see below)
- Mini hole-punch
- Fabric Scissors
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!
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
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.