Sunday, 24 March 2013

DIY: Studded card holders

Many of my DIYs are born out of necessity. E.g. I fell in love with second hand piece but it's too large --> DIY. Or stained my favourite blouse --> DIY. You get the gist. A while ago I lost my Oyster card and with it the card holder. I bought a new Oyster card but didn't get around to getting a new holder for it. Luckily I had some dusty pink fake leather and silver studs. The inspiration came from Valentino.

(Sidenote: I don't live in Bath or London. Just travelling through now and then.)

This is such a tea time craft - a cup of tea, some studs and glue and you'll be welcoming those rainy Sunday afternoons with open arms.

And on to what's needed:

  • Fake leather or other sturdy material
  • Studs
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Pliers
  • Exacto knife or something similarly sharp
  • Some serious industrial strength glue, E-6000 is the crème de la crème of craft glues
  • Not pictured, but bobby pins are hugely helpful

Fold the material and measure and mark the needed width and depth. Make sure to leave some room for glueing the sides.

Press the prongs of a stud into the material so it leaves marks. Use the exacto knife to make holes through the marks. (If using an exacto knife, make sure to be careful to not make the holes too large.) This will help fitting the prongs of the stud through neatly.

Place studs wherever you want them. Be creative and make a studded bow/flower/whatever and glue on. If placing studs vertically or horizontally, use the ruler and pen to space evenly. With the pliers, close the prongs.

Glue the sides, fold and use some bobby pins to add pressure until the glue dries.


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