How to Make an ID Card Holder

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How to Make an ID Card Holder
Make an ID holder out of transparent vinyl. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

If you work in an office that requires you to wear an ID card at all times, you may want an ID card holder that protects your card and clips onto your clothing. You also can utilise this project if you are hosting a retreat for church members or running a children's day camp in which the participants need to wear name tags. In the latter, case the participants can personalise their ID card holders with paint pens and glitter pens that you can purchase at a local craft store.

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Things you need

  • Transparent vinyl sheets
  • Fabric marking pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Metal ID badge clip

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  1. 1

    Purchase transparent vinyl sheets or several feet of transparent vinyl fabric from your local sewing/fabric store. This material should be clear enough that you can see your hand through it and should be sturdy like a shower curtain liner.

  2. 2

    Place your fabric on your work space. Then place your ID card on top of it. Using a ruler, measure about a 1/2 inch on each side of the card. Mark the measurement with a fabric marking pencil. Then, using the ruler, draw straight lines to form a border around the card. Cut out the vinyl piece with a pair of scissors. Use this piece as a template for cutting a second vinyl piece. This is your ID card holder base.

  3. 3

    Slip a glue stick in your glue gun, and plug it in a power outlet. Allow the glue to heat up for a few minutes, according to the glue gun's package instructions.

  4. 4

    Squeeze a thin line of glue down the left vertical border. Immediately place the second vinyl piece on top of the first one, lining up the left borders. Allow the glue to dry. Repeat this process for the bottom border and the right vertical border. Leave the top open.

  5. 5

    Squeeze glue on the back of a metal ID badge clip and press it into the middle top border of the ID card holder. Allow the glue to dry. Slip your ID card into your new badge holder. If you are using this project for a summer camp activity, allow children to decorate the front of the ID card holder with paint and glitter glue pens. For example, they can paint or design borders around the front of the ID card holder.

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