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Come Make Card Holders With Brooklyn Craft Farm at Etsy Labs

Jun 17, 2010

by Julie Schneider

This week we’re making card holders with the ladies from Brooklyn Craft Farm for Craft Night at the Etsy Labs! Join us for this evening of recycled paper crafting — whether you’re in Brooklyn, or anywhere in the world.

Live far away? Stop by for our weekly Craft Night in our online multi-user chat room, the Virtual Labs, for a live online demo at 5 p.m. ET, or in person at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn anytime between 4-8 p.m. at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512 in Brooklyn, New York. (Click here to see what time 5 p.m. ET is in your hometown.) Craft Night is a time to make things, sharpen your craft skills and connect with fellow crafters.

Metro cards, credit cards, and business cards…They all need a home, so why not make it a cute one? In this eco-friendly workshop on Monday, June 21, Julie and Lou Lou from the Brooklyn Craft Farm will show us how to make adorable card holders from all types of recycled cardboard. Just choose your design — Tony the Tiger? Coco Pebbles? The lovely Land o’ Lakes lady? Postcards from Dollywood? — and we will create a durable one-of-a-kind card cozy. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own recycled cardboard if you have something that suits your fancy!


Brooklyn Craft Farm is the creative duo of Julie Fischoff and Loulou Williams. They offer a variety of craft classes for kids and adults and firmly believe that anyone, not just “creative types,” can make amazing things. At Brooklyn Craft Farm the goal is for you to learn, have fun, and feel empowered to take on future crafting adventures! Brooklyn Craft Farm is located at 160 7th Street, Studio 208, Gowanus, Brooklyn. More information can be found here.

If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to craft along with us, you’ll need to gather the following supplies:

  • Recycled cardboard
  • Clear contact paper
  • 1/8″ hole punch
  • Plastic lacing (rexlace)
  • Paper clips or binder clips
  • Scissors
  • Card cozy template

Upcoming Events at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn:
6/18: Etsy Craft Party
6/28: Open Craft Night
7/05: Craft Night canceled for the July 4th holiday


Looking for further crafting inspiration? 

Paper Craft Tutorials on Etsy  | How-Tuesday Projects | Card Holders on Etsy

Will we see you on Monday? Let us know in the comments below.

Credit card holder in recycled bike inner tube
Credit card holder in recycled bike inner tube
Business or credit card holder - Juicy
Business or credit card holder - Juicy
leather pocket wallet
leather pocket wallet
Music Note Keychain Pouch
Music Note Keychain Pouch
Recycled Sail Mini Wallet - Red Stripe
Recycled Sail Mini Wallet - Red Stripe
Zig Zag Business Card Holder File in Lime Green Billboard
Zig Zag Business Card Holder File in Lime Green Billboard
Recycled Wine Leather Card Holder
Recycled Wine Leather Card Holder
Map wallet bifold made from paper and vinyl - Reserved
Map wallet bifold made from paper and vinyl - Reserved


  • whphotography

    whphotography said 6 years ago


  • candacejean

    candacejean said 6 years ago

    When I saw the first photo of this post I thought to myself “holy crap is that BOONDOGGLE?†Is that the same thing as “plastic lacing� Is that just what it’s called nowadays? Either way it made me laugh and brought me back to junior high when I made all sorts of glittery boondoggle crap. I still really need to make it and follow along in a virtual lab. Thank you for providing that opportunity! The card holders look super handy and fairly easy. I’ll try!

  • ShellysVintage

    ShellysVintage said 6 years ago

    Wow! This is so awsome! I am fairly new to ETSY and didn't know you guys did a stay at home mom, you have provided me with some fun mommy time at home! THANK YOU and I will be joining the group online tomarrow! to get a hole punch.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    Sounds like fun....

  • Hammermann

    Hammermann said 6 years ago

    Pretty cool! I have to gather the supplies.

  • VintageScriptPress

    VintageScriptPress said 6 years ago

    Great stuff we love recycling and reusing!!

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns said 6 years ago

    Cute pieces! It's so nice to see others having as much fun with recycling as we do :) <3 Andrea

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 6 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Great project idea for kids and grownups alike! I'd make mine from an animal crackers box for sure!

  • Stargazer02

    Stargazer02 said 6 years ago


  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Oh I wanna be there in person someday~ get on the big bird and fly out to nyc. Looks like such fun.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Great idea for recycling!!

  • elizabethwrenvintage

    elizabethwrenvintage said 6 years ago


  • OhBoyCatToy

    OhBoyCatToy said 6 years ago


  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 6 years ago

    love it...great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle!!

  • GreenRoomStudios

    GreenRoomStudios said 6 years ago

    Super cute and actually something I'll use! I'll totally try this out! Great to see others reusing and recycling!

  • CaliforniaCraft

    CaliforniaCraft said 6 years ago

    What a fun event!

  • unepromesse

    unepromesse said 6 years ago

    I'm going to have to try this out too - and I'm going to tell my friends. =D

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 6 years ago

    Very cute!!

  • studiorickrack

    studiorickrack said 6 years ago

    Very cute, and yes, it is boondoggle! Great project for a kids' party, too..

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 6 years ago

    Sounds like fun!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Wow they look great and so colourful, nothing like making something from nothing!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 6 years ago

    I am sitting in a summer camp craft shed as I type...and yep, they have wireless :) I have plastic lace! Thank you for the craft idea. I wish I could be crafting with the Etsy peeps...but maybe I can create this in my craft shop with the kids.

  • HelloShoes

    HelloShoes said 6 years ago

    I cant wait to make a card holder with my little one. Thanks for the great idea.

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 6 years ago

    There is a use for almost everything.

  • ClementinesJewelry

    ClementinesJewelry said 6 years ago

    So lovely!

  • undermyfeet

    undermyfeet said 6 years ago

    Craft farming, something you can do in city or country. Minus the smell and dirt.

  • Stompz

    Stompz said 6 years ago

    We are asking Etsy members to wear a hat, shirt or pin...anything to promote Etsy. And to bring business cards for a card exchange. (I forgot to post that earlier)

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 6 years ago

    what a great idea for reusing materials.

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 6 years ago

    fun and creative!! great use for old cereal boxes - and a good excuse to buy cocoa pebbles!! thanks for sharing!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    love them!

  • trashbaggs

    trashbaggs said 6 years ago

    sweet! definitely going to try these!

  • ForgottenYarns

    ForgottenYarns said 6 years ago

    What a really cool idea, I love card holders so this is something I would like to try at home.

  • dollybirdboutique

    dollybirdboutique said 6 years ago

    great ideas reduce and recycle, all for it x

  • daisyberry

    daisyberry said 6 years ago

    These are great! I love the cocoa puffs one!

  • cutiekidsdolls

    cutiekidsdolls said 6 years ago

    super idea,what creative minds here,i love it and want to make these card cases,to give as gifts and select a theme that calls, to the receiver.happy crafting to all and to all a good night.

  • funretro

    funretro said 6 years ago

    had a blast at craft night!! love my new card holders!! xoxo

  • thirtyonedesigns

    thirtyonedesigns said 6 years ago

    Too cute! Makes me want to go back to Manhattan. I love it there!

  • brooklyncraftfarm

    brooklyncraftfarm said 6 years ago

    Thank you all for your lovely comments, and too everyone who made it to our craft night! We had so much fun, all of the crafters made beautiful card cozies, and we can't wait to host another craft night! Check out our facebook page for a gallery of pics:!/album.php?aid=14455&id=107850749247924&ref=mf

  • jewellerytreasures

    jewellerytreasures said 6 years ago

    the cardholders look very useful and cute will be trying that thankyou etsy

  • tanjadlyn

    tanjadlyn said 6 years ago

    Very Coo! ; )

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