Tutorial and Pattern for Box to display your business cards
As I was going to be showing at an exhibition I decided I needed a nice little box to display my business cards.
As I am a crafter, it had to be hand made!
Using materials I had at hand I spent a fun evening my little box.
Tutorial and template can be downloaded at www.craftycripple.com/Business Card Box.pdf
You Will Need
I chose two contrasting colours for my box. You may want to use only one, or maybe a larger selection.
I used around 7" x 7" of felt.
Using the template I cut out the five pieces of plastic canvas and 10 shapes of felt.
This box is plain, but you could decorate it with buttons or beads.
If you want to decorate, I suggest you do it before stitching the pieces together so the wrong side of the work is hidden.
Using 2 strands of embroidery silk threaded in a sharp needle, I made a knot and pierced the wrong side of one of the pieces of felt, near the edge.
Placing the 2 corresponding pieces of felt with the wrong sides together and the corresponding plastic canvas piece between, I whip stitched round the edge of the shape. Once the stitching was complete I passed the needle back through the felt for around an inch and trimmed the threads.
I continued to form the rest of the sides of the box, following the instructions in Steps 4 and 5.
Using the 1.5 mm needle, I crocheted 4 chains approximately 4" long, leaving tails at either end of each braid of approximately 2".
If you do not know how to crochet you could either plait three strands of the perle cotton together, or use thin pieces of ribbon.