Replacing the cupboards and cardholders with some fancy gift box is very exciting. In this world where digital payments are very common, we have the bunch of cards in our pockets to manage. The cards are very important and must be paced properly. If you causally forget where you have placed your cards, here is a stunning Accordion Card Holder solution for you!
While using your creativity, you can make some interesting card holders at your home! Here is an easy to prepare DIY magic paper gift box which you can also use as a card holder and keep all your cards safe!
Things You Need To Prepare The DIY Card Holder
- Colour and printed sheets
- Glue gun
- Golden beads
- Decorative stone
- Decorative lace
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Steps You Need To Perform To Make An Accordion Card Holder
Step 1: Prepare the base of the box
Let’s start while preparing the base. Take the printed paper and turn it around. On the back of the paper, mark some points. Start by making 3 cm, 9cm and ten ends with again 3cm marking with the help of a ruler. Turn the paper horizontal and draw straight lines from the markings to the other side. This way, you will get the 3cm, 9cm and 3cm horizontal lines on the page. Now it’s time to make vertical markings on the paper. Take the measurements of 3cm, 9cm, 3cm, 9cm and 3cm on the paper.
Step 2: Cut the paper using cutter
With a ruler and pencil, draw the vertical lines and rub the markings as shown in the video. Prepare the shape shown in the video and rub all the other markings. This is the shape of the openable box and its sides. With the help of a cutter, cut the framing of the markings. You will get a square shape along with a long thin strip.
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Step 3: Stick the edges and form a box
Take a cutter and cut the edges of the markings. Only cut 3cm of an area from the sides. In the rest of the markings, smoothly run the cutter which will create a mark and easy fold. Do not cut the markings just run the cutter softly on it. As shown in the video, make multiple such marks. By folding the paper, you can make a box. Thus, take glue and apply it in the inner corners of the box and stick them.
Step 4: Prepare the base of accordion
Create a box-shaped craft while sticking all the ends. Now it’s time to make the accordion. For this, we will use a different colour paper. Take a pink colour paper and with the help of ruler and pencil mark some points. Mark the width of 8cm on the paper and draw horizontal lines. With the help of a cutter, divide this paper into 2 long strips of 8cm.
Step 5: Make the thin strips for side of the accordion
Once you get 2 strips, bend the strips from the middle and more 2 times. This will get you 4 equal square boxes and 3 bends on the strip. Again fold the strip and you will get more folds. Continue this until you get thin strips and number of folds on the paper. Fold these strips inside out and continue until the end. Perform the same with another 8cm strip. This way you will get 2 accordions ready.
Step 6: Make the centre of the accordion
Take another strip and mark 6.5cm measurements on a strip. Make 4 different segments with no gap in the middle while a gap 0.5cm between the last 2 segments. Cut such 2 strips and fold the strips form the segment gaps. Using glue, stick both the strips together. Refer the video to get perfect measurements and bends.
Step 7: Combine the sides and centre of the accordion
Now you have made 2 accordions. One with broad bends while one with thin strips. You now need to merge these two accordions to create a magical feel. Stick the thin accordion to the broad accordion in a horizontal fashion. Skipping 2-3 thin stripes, again apply glue and stick the layer of a broad accordion. Continue this until you reach the end of these 2 accordions. One side of the broad accordion is framed with thin stripes, now we need to do it for another side.
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Step 8: Stick all stripes and bends to make a perfect accordion
Preparing the accordion is quite simple but follows the video to get perfect measurements and tricks. Now, take the second strip of thin accordion and glue it to the other side of the broad accordion. This way, you will get a perfect huge accordion with broad pockets and magical look on the sides when it opens.
Step 9: Prepare the base of the accordion
Take another strip of pink paper and make the measurements of 8cm, 3cm, and 8cm on the strip. Cut the rest of the part and stick this strip on the base of your accordion. The base of accordion was 3cm and breath was 8cm so we have taken the same measurements. Using some glue stick the bottom of the accordion to the 3cm middle section of the strip and the ends to both the ends of the accordion. This way, you will get a perfect framing and finish for your accordion.
Step 10: Stick the accordion box and fix it.
This amazing accordion will perfectly fit into the box. Thus, take the box and apply some glue on the base and top of the box. Stick the accordion to the base and top for easy opening. Apply glue and stick thoroughly. Let it get dry. When you will open this box, the accordion will automatically open now!
Step 11: Add Velcro and give a finishing touch while using beads and laces.
The top of this box is still open and thus, we will stick Velcro on the inner side of the top and outer side of the base. This will help you to open and close the box flexibly. You can now decorate this awesome box with some cool decorative elements. Take the decorative beads and start sticking it on the box start with the top and prepare a diamond-shaped formation with beads. In the centre, stick a huge diamond shaped stone for decorating the sides, we will use decorative lace. In the 3 sides of the box and on the top, apply glue and stick the lace. This will give a very pretty look and fancy look to the box.
Here’s your DIY magic paper gift box ready. Store all your cards in this precious DIY box and never misplace your important cards again!
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