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DIY Book Business Card Holder

Make your own business card holder from an old book! This looks great, is practical and will take you no more than 15 minutes.

All you need is a book. First you remove the binding cover by hand, you should be able to tear it off gently. Then you fold every page in half toward the gutter. You now get twice the thickness on each page and the book will automatically spread out in the shape of a half-sylinder. That’s all!

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35 Comments

    • Erlend Erlend

      What a great way to make a business card holder Melanie! Love your Hedgehog πŸ™‚

  1. Random Random

    Cool, I wonder how you got this idea πŸ˜€

    • Erlend Erlend

      πŸ™‚

  2. This is brilliant! I love it… Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Sure thing DesirΓ©e!

  3. Great idea, I love re-using old books for other things.

    • Erlend Erlend

      All right Karen πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Mary Mary

    Love this idea. I’m thinking that it will make a beautiful Christmas gift. Thanks.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Sure thing Mary πŸ™‚

  5. Jen Jen

    Just found your site/blog…..so interesting. Thanks for this card holder idea. Recycling and using natural materials is great and you have unique and fun and practical creations.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hi Jen πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Sarah Prieb Sarah Prieb

    Thank you, Thank you! I really needed a quick cheap gift for the men in family for Christmas. This looks awesome!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Alright Sara, that’s great πŸ™‚

  7. Linda Linda

    Great idea for the inside of a book you used the outside for another project. Thank you. Good Father’s day gift for child to make for a father who works in an office and collects business cards.

    • Erlend Erlend

      You’re so right Linda, this is definitely something kids can make πŸ˜‰

  8. Jessica Jessica

    I used a hardcover, and I took on of the pieces of the cover to use as a base for the rest of it. πŸ™‚ great idea, thank you. I hope my dad likes it.

    • Erlend Erlend

      I’m sure he will Jessica πŸ˜‰

  9. Democlit Democlit

    Can I make this without removing the binding cover?

    • Erlend Erlend

      I believe you can Demoklit πŸ™‚

  10. Laura Laura

    That’s awesome. I’ve made it today and finally my business cards are together! Actually, I’ve also made a second one with a phone guide that I’ve put in a vertical way, as decoration ;-). I really love your blog!! Congrats! Laura

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Laura – any chance you’ll post a photo of the card holder anywhere? I’d sure like to see how it turned out πŸ˜‰

      • Laura Laura

        Sure!! I’ll post it, so you can check that it’s full of business cards πŸ˜‰

    • Laura Laura

      Sorry, but I’m trying to post it and I don’t know how ;-(. If you tell me I’ll show you both pics. Thanks! Enjoy the Sunday!!

  11. Marta Marta

    I like the idea, but it HURTS to spoil a book like this… too bad πŸ™

  12. sami sami

    Finally! something to do with all those sudoku books!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Yeah Sami!

  13. Sonia Sonia

    The bookworm in me is screaming NO! Lol. In my area, we get phonebooks thrown in our yard or mailed to us. This is an idea for them πŸ™‚ Give unwanted books to nursing home, shelter, hosiptal, thrift store…. I could go on, but you get the idea.

    I love your site. The Advent calendar brought me here, but I am enjoying your other ideas too.

    • Erlend Erlend

      I’m so glad you found me Sonia πŸ™‚

  14. ann ann

    The problem is, your damaging a book. Every book is valuable, so a true book lover would hate this.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Sure they would πŸ™‚

  15. Shefa Shefa

    nice…..

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Shefa…

  16. miniperson miniperson

    this is awesome!!
    I made one and it was so cool!!
    L0OKS S0 MUCH LIKE A HEDGEHOG!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

    • Erlend Erlend

      Way to go miniperson!

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