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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Curiously strong

A couple summers ago, I had found a pattern online for a business card holder. With how clumsy and careless I tend to me, my business cards still ended up bent and squished when I pulled them out of my bag.

I've had this Altoids tin sitting around forever. Then, like a sign from above, I saw this - Design*Sponge gives a great tutorial on mod podging an Altoids tin!

The pattern itself is for a candle, which I may do as well at some point, but I figured this would be a pretty sturdy business card holder.
Unfortunately, my business cards are just SLIGHTLY too big for the container. Phooey. So if I ever get a set of mini cards, I'll definitely use this. Otherwise... more candles here I come!

All it took was some old scrapbook paper, some Mod Podge, and about 10 minutes of my time.
What's great about this is, since there's so much cool scrapbook paper out there, you can really personalize it. For certain holidays, celebrations, personal decor - there are so many options and it will always be unique!


  1. This is a really fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for the great idea!! I have so many tins like this in my sewing box. Now I can cover them pretty and label them!! :)

  3. way cute:) i love this idea:)