Playful Business Card Holder

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I work at an art school.  Picture it.  It should come as no surprise that even those of us in administrative positions tend to get a little artsy when it comes to decorating our offices.  Coworkers have gorgeous paintings on their walls, framed photography, cool installations, etc.  To say my desk is slightly less interesting in comparison to most would be putting it nicely.  My workspace is BORING.  I needed something to add a little bit of playfulness to it.

I have noticed coworkers like to display their business cards in interesting ways.  Generally the people who come into my office already have my contact information, so there has never been a real need to display my cards, until it gave me an excuse to have some fun.  One colleague of mine cut a slit into glittery foam halloween skulls to prop up his.  Another has a display stand that I’m not sure if she purchased or made, but it looks like a rhino with a wedge taken out of his back where the cards sit.  This last one gave me an idea.

I went to my local craft store and took a look at all of the plastic figurines.  I was considering cutting a wedge out of one of them, until I found a deer whose antlers looked so perfect to support my cards.  I also found a triceratops that could hold them up, as well as a moose and caribou.  Pretty much anything with antlers or horns would have worked.

 

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The deer was not entirely stable on his own.  He could stand, but too much weight in his antlers would knock him to one side or another.  If someone were to take a card from the stack, and bump him slightly, he’d topple.  For  this reason, I decided to utilize a piece of wood I had leftover from my coaster project.  It made the perfect sized base for my deer, and he no longer wobbles or topples.

 

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I used E6000 glue on this project.  I can’t recommend this adhesive enough.  I use it for everything.

 

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This How-To is almost too easy.  Add glue.  Done!

In a few hours my piece was set and ready to travel to work with me.  I considered spray-painting the whole thing a solid, bright color.  I decided I really liked the look of it without, but it all depends on the feel of your office and what kind of mood you are going for.  If you want it to really pop, you might consider some paint.

 

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