Playing cards are a popular past time, and you might even have a few spare decks lying around. You probably didn't know it, but those decks are actually stacked in your favor as a DIY dream project. Just check out these amazing new creations!
You can make several of these cute notebooks using a deck of old playing cards, so be sure to make a few extra to give as gifts! There are a couple of options for you to choose from - you can make an accordion style notebook, or create one with a built-in spine. Check out Diane's Craftypod blog for all the DIY details!
Transform a boring deck of cards into pretty vintage gift tags. Some lace ribbons add a nice vintage feel to these gorgeous gift tag creations. The details for this wonderful project can be found at A Sort Of Fairytale.
Not a poker, blackjack or Go Fish aficionado? Create a deck of "altered playing cards" and exchange these gorgeous DIY artwork trading cards with friends! The idea behind altered trading cards (ATC) is that you use an existing deck of cards and transform it completely! Nicole has a great DIY tutorial for her ATC on her blog at Made By Nicole.
Every DIY goddess should have a dollar store shoe box full of decorative crafting elements to turn to in her time of need! With an exacto knife, a very steady hand and an old set of playing cards, that dream can come true. Head on over to Craftypod for more info on cutting out these cute shapes.
This sentimental scrapbook is full of 50 years worth of beautiful memories. You can start your own scrapbook by upcycling playing cards into a sturdy piece of " scrap paper" that you can glue old notes and photographs onto. You'll need a hole puncher to poke a couple of holes into each card, and some binder rings to keep all your aces together. Find out more from Rackycoo on the Craftster blog.
Whether it's poker night, sports night or if you're just hosting an outdoor BBQ party, this snack centerpiece will surely impress your guests. It's so incredibly easy to make, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it before. Dinah from Diy Inspired can show you the game plan for putting together this awesome snack container, so head on over to her blog for the yummy details.
If you love making your own birthday cards, be sure to incorporate some playing cards into your special gift. Here's a clever idea - you can use the numbers from a deck of cards to show the recipients age!
If you're a fan of playing cards, you'll love this great idea that brings new life to that old set of cards. This cute pocket fan project is not only super simple, it's also fun to carry around in your purse. You'll need to apply some grommets at the bottom, which allow your cards to properly "fan out."
Watch this easy DIY video that shows you how to make a photo flip book with playing cards!
It's Not Game Over!
Even if you don't have a spare deck lying around, playing cards can be found inexpensively at your local dollar or discount store. From making cool trading cards to notebooks, these playing card upcycles are even better than the original deck of cards!