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Published on March 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe


5 Ways to Repurpose Old Games

deck of cards

2. Playing Card Hair Combs

My pal Christy has an awesome project in the book Bead Simple for turning stray playing cards into cute hair combs.

I bet that playing cards would work well as coasters, too, since they’re normally already coated. You could probably just glue 3-4 layers of recycled felt to the bottom and be all set! Or, you could glue a stack of the cards themselves together with diluted Eco Glue!

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

3 Responses to 5 Ways to Repurpose Old Games

  1. Wsrib says:

    I’ve used old board games to decorate my sons’ room–just hang the boards on the wall with tacks. (The playing pieces were lost long ago)

  2. Ihateyourpets says:

    The link is for making a tote for games, not making a tote out of old games.

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