Father’s Day is coming up and I’m pretty pumped this year because my husband will soon be dad to two kiddos. I can’t wait to celebrate him and all of the hard work that he does for our soon-to-be family of four.
If you’re into hand-making something super useful this Father’s Day, here’s a simple idea that’s quick to put together. This leather card holder keeps a slim profile that makes it better than a wallet. Even better there’s no sewing involved, so your kids can help too. Make dad a simple little wallet so he can carry his cards, cash, and ID—or even use it as a business card holder.
- stiff leather (Something a bit on the thicker side is best.)
- a small piece of chipboard
- cutting mat
- rotary cutter
- E6000 adhesive
- flat elastic
- binder clips or clothes pegs
Step 1: Cut two pieces of leather, each 6 cm by 9 cm. Cut the chipboard to 5 cm by 8 cm. Cut two pieces of elastic, each approximately 7.5 cm.
Step 2: Spread adhesive on one side of the chipboard and around the edges of the back side of each piece of leather.
Step 3: Lay the two pieces of elastic down on one of the leather pieces, spaced evenly and with enough length hanging over the left edge to wrap around the wallet.
Step 4: Lay the adhesive side of the chipboard down over the elastic and press firmly. Add adhesive to the other side of the chipboard.
Step 5: Lay the left edge of the other piece of leather down on top of the chipboard. Wrap the two pieces of elastic around the front of the wallet, stretch them a bit, and sandwich them between the chipboard and the top piece of leather on the right hand side.
Step 6: Carefully apply clips around the edges of the wallet while the adhesive dries thoroughly.
Step 7: Once dried, give to Dad on Father’s Day and help him organise his pockets! Happy Father’s Day, dads!
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