There I was, ready to bolt out of the door, leaving my husband to wrangle the four kids. I was dressed in my best black suit and my tallest black leather pumps. My hair was pulled back in a much neater ponytail than what I normally wear, I had EVEN parted my hair. I wore fresh makeup, not just the “yeah that will do” mascara from the day before. As you can tell, I was really making an effort for this particular occasion. I was hosting an event related to my blog. This was my debut as a “professional blogger”. It was important (to me) that I represented the Mama in the Now brand in the best light. What does all this have to do with a LEGO business card holder, you may wonder!
I had my hand on the door handle, when I had one of those “oh shit!” moments. You know them, I am sure. When you have planned something down to the finest detail, only to realize that you skipped one fairly minor, yet relatively important detail – yup that was me. I had just checked that there was a stack of business cards in my purse, when I thought to myself “What on EARTH am I going to display my business cards in?”
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And then I had it – a light bulb moment! “I blog about LEGO… I will just make my own business card holder out of LEGO!”… and the rest is history. Or rather, that’s the background story of why I ever thought of making a business card holder out of LEGO. I am happy to report that the meeting went well, I represented my brand perfectly (down to the business card holder) and everyone complimented my LEGO creativity.
The moral of the story is, regardless of the situation, most any problem can be fixed with LEGO! (Or something like that!)
Here are the step by step instructions of how you too can save the day by building your own LEGO business card holder! Feel free to use any color or brick combination. I was (obviously) in a time crunch, so I just grabbed bricks in the colors that (sort of) matched my business cards. I love the look of random colors, so there is no doubt that it is in fact a LEGO creation.
I used bricks found in my kids’ room from this particular collection of bricks. It also comes with instructions and inspiration for lots of other fun builds.Assorted LEGO Bricks
Our family lives, breathes and loves LEGO. You will enjoy these other LEGO-related posts!