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!


28 thoughts on “DIY Book Business Card Holder

  1. Jen

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

  2. Sarah Prieb

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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. :) great idea, thank you. I hope my dad likes it.

  5. 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

    1. Erlend Post author

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

    2. 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!!

  6. 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 :) 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.


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