diy upcycled business card holder

How to make: upcycled business card holder

Before I tell you why I made an upcycled business card holder and how to make it, I’d like to mention that I wrote my very first guest post. I must say I am quite thrilled and honoured that Sarah from LOOK WHAT I MADE asked me to put together a guest post for her blog. Please visit her blog and check out my map-themed wall decor tutorial here.

 

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After I came back from my holidays in Germany, I finally made my very first business cards. Yes, you’ve read correctly, I made them myself. It was really time for some business cards as I want to take my creative work to the next level and therefore treat it like a business.

I ordered stamps with my logo and details and a friend of mine gave me plain grey cardboard cards. Then I added some splashes of white paint and printed my logo with copper ink. I believe it’s a nice way to save some money at the beginning of your business as well as to stress the ‘handmade’ of your business.

 

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As I mentioned in a previous post (How to make – upcycled vase centrepiece) I recently  started selling some of my crafts at a small market. For this market stall I was in need of a business card holder to present my new business cards to customers.

In the morning before the market I had the idea to transform egg cartons I collected, into a business card holder as well as a postcard holder for the postcards I designed. Due to lack of time I didn’t spray them copper (I did later), but they still got me quite a few compliments at the market.

 

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It’s an easy, cheap and creative way to display your (handmade) business cards for your creative business while emphasising the core of your business: creative crafting.

 

 

For the upcycled business card holder you need:

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  • bottom part of egg carton (6 eggs)
  • craft knife
  • lacquer spray – I chose copper

 

1 – If you haven’t done so already, separate the top part of the egg carton from the rest.

2 – Cut around the two peaks in the middle, leaving the front part of the carton complete. I can give you an approximate cutting line, but you can experiment and see what form you like best. Important: you keep the two peaks and the part in front of them to hold your business cards.

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3 – From the top it looks like this (cut along the red line):

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4 – When you’re finished, it should look roughly like this:

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5 – Spray the business card holder with the lacquer spray and let it dry completely.

diy upcycled business card holder spray6 – Place your business cards in your brand-new upcycled business card holder. Done.

 

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I think the copper spray paint adds just the right amount of glamour that this upcycling project needs to not look shabby. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

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