Nifty business card holder from recycled materials
Now I love a Moo card as much as the next girl but the little holders are a bit bulky for me and to be honest, I don’t really need to carry around 50 business cards at a time (read into that what you will…).
Ever since I picked up this little tin of mints from the counter at Starbucks I’ve been thinking what a great business card holder it would make. Luckily I have the cards with rounded corners so it fits as perfectly as can be and holds about 15 cards. Ace.
So, here’s how you can make your very own with a few bits and bobs, and the mint tin of course (Disclaimer: Other mints are available, they just don’t make such perfect business card holders):
1 mint tin
1 short piece of ribbon
Micropore tape (wide is best)
Multi purpose super glue
Small tin of clear varnish
The tin comes with a lining, make a small cut in the bottom of one side and slip through your ribbon. Hold in place with tape. Glue the lining back into the tin with the majority of ribbon facing up. This is so you can use the ribbon to pop out the cards easily.
Cover the front and back of the tin with micropore tape to make it easier to glue the fabric in place.
Cut a piece of fabric to fit the tin and glue in place over your layer of tape. Leave overnight to dry thoroughly. Next add a few layers of clear varnish to protect the fabric edges from fraying and to give you a more durable holder.
Make sure all your layers are completely dry before you pop your new business card case into your handbag. Et voila.
PS: You could also add glitter before layering your clear varnish for extra spanglyness