Published on February 27th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins18
No Limit Hold’em: Make a Playing Card Bag
Every time I play Monopoly with my husband, he mercilessly beats me, and proceeds to rub it in my face for a solid 12 hours.
Well friends, revenge is mine. His precious Park Avenue will someday soon find itself permanently affixed to the bottom of a mod looking purse. To add insult to injury, I also get to steal his duct tape.
I don’t suggest disassembling your perfectly playable board games for the purpose of craftiness, unless they were already on their way to the dumpster, or you are a sour grape like me. You probably have a few playing decks with missing cards, or obnoxious graphics on the backside. Maybe your kids have a Memory game collecting dust. Surely, they won’t be taking their Pokemon deck to college. With this simple and adaptable tutorial from Craft Bits, you can turn abandoned card games into colorful carry-alls.
Some additional thoughts and ideas about this project:
- I think these would make sturdy reusable grocery bags. Try using a brown paper bag as a template, adding a handle at the top.
- By omitting the handle and lowering the profile, these would also make cute storage baskets.
- If you save interesting packaging of the same sturdiness, have at it as well. Personally, I hang on to tea boxes with neat artwork, which would be perfect.
- Duct tape, packaging tape, and other plastic based laminating materials are typically not eco-friendly. I came up empty-handed from my search for green alternatives to complete this project. Compostable tape has been in development for industrial uses for some time, but does not yet appear available to the general public. If you have any suggestions, please be sure to leave a comment. Otherwise, I think it’s safe to say that we all use tape, sometimes daily. Maybe it’s time to ask companies like 3M and Duck why they aren’t offering earth-friendly versions of these household basics.