DIY Gold Foil Business Card Holder

Time: 40 minutes
Materials: biz card holder, gold leaf kit, sponge brush, tape (optional)

DIY Gold Foil Business Card Holder

I bought a plain business card holder a while back, and even though it was pink, it still wasn’t completely what I wanted. After seeing Chelsea’s amazing project, I knew I had to add something to it. When in doubt, always make it gold, right?

DIY Gold Foil Business Card HolderIf you don’t have the time, but still want to add some gold to your business card holder, try liquid leaf instead. That should only take about 5 minutes + dry time.

DIY Gold Foil Business Card HolderTape off your design. The end results won’t be perfect, but the tape is great to use as a guideline. Apply the adhesive and let sit for about 30 minutes. It will change from a milky color to clear when it becomes tacky.

Apply your foil. I used a mix of copper and gold leaf, because it’s what I had on hand; however, I recommend using the larger sheets (verses scraps) if you want a smoother application. Remove the tape before leaf is completely set. Brush off any excess, seal, and let dry completely.

Voilà! You’re now ready to hand out your business cards with confidence!


DIY Gold Foil Business Card HolderYou can also add a bit of gold inside so that it’s visible when go to get your card.

DIY Gold Foil Business Card Holder

PS I’ll be attending Alt Summit next week! If you’re going, I’ll be one of the Alt Reps, so be sure to say hello or stop me if you have any questions :)

Crafty Wonderland, This Weekend!

Crafty Wonderland Show, Portland ORHey Pacific Northwest friends! This weekend I’ll be selling at Crafty Wonderland. It’s going to be my first time selling at a craft fair, so if you have any tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. I’ll also be taking detailed notes so that I can share everything I learned, in case you were thinking about selling your goods at a craft fair as well :)

Okay to the details:

When: Saturday/Sunday, Dec 13th & 14th from 11am-6pm both days

Where: The Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall D; Portland, OR (I’ll be booth #116)

Who: 280 vendors; see full list here

Additional Info: Free admission, goodie bags for the first 150 shoppers each day, and free craft projects hosted by Collage. Woo!

Can’t wait to see you there!


10 Makers to Follow on Instagram

10 Makers to Follow on InstagramI absolutely love Instagram. It’s by far my favorite social media tool, both to use as a brand and a consumer. So today I’m rounding up the makers/shop owners who make my feed that much more enjoyable! If you’re looking for those revealing behind the scene shots, awesome handmade products, and the occasional cat/dog snap, you should follow these ten accounts asap:

10 Makers to Follow on Instagram1. Quill and Fox

10 Makers to Follow on Instagram2. Betsy & Iya Continue reading…

New in the Shop: Geometric Photo Holders

Handmade Geometric Photo Holders available on Etsy

After reading your kind responses to my diy geometric photo holder project, I decided to add some to my Etsy shop! Who needs traditional picture frames, right?! You can use these to display photos in your home or even use them as name card holders at a dinner party or wedding. Each piece, made of Makore wood, was cut with a scroll saw, sanded, and stained by hand. I’ll be adding different types of wood and finishes over the next week or so, so stay tuned!

For a limited time I’m also including a mini print of one of my original photographs (pictured above), so I hope you’ll check them out!

Handmade Geometric Photo Holders available on Etsy


Handmade Geometric Photo Holders available on Etsy