Fun Things to Make With Playing Cards

By Scott Levin
Playing cards can be used for many fun crafts.

Playing cards generally have a long lifespan. But when you're ready to discard a used deck for some fresh, crisp cards, you may want to hang onto the old ones. A variety of fun things can be made with a deck of playing cards.

Decorations

Instead of throwing cards out, use them to spruce up a variety of items. Playing cards serve as a clever decoration for storage boxes, picture frames, notebooks and desktops. Any craft that requires a lightweight card or paper can be adorned with playing cards.

Hats

People who are slightly more ambitious may use the playing cards to make a fashionable accessory. A creative top hat can be made using playing cards and a stapler. The hat makes for a fun addition at parties or a friendly game of poker with your friends.

Wallets

Additionally, with some playing cards, scissors and tape, one can create a usable wallet. The cards can be arranged to form a foldable wallet with space for dollar bills. Extra cards can be affixed to the wallet to form pockets for credit cards and a driver's license.

About the Author

Based in California, Scott Levin has served as a writer and copy editor since 2000. His articles have appeared in the "Chico News & Review," "Wildcat Illustrated," the "Chico Enterprise-Record" and on websites such as The Sports Informant. Levin earned his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from California State University, Chico.