Things You'll Need
- Card stock
- Yu-Gi-Oh! card
- Craft glue
A Yu-Gi-Oh! deckbox is a convenient way to tote your playing cards around. Like the box that holds a standard deck of playing cards, a Yu-Gi-Oh! deckbox stacks your cards into a form fitting enclosure, an ideal size for your pants or bag pocket. The cardboard Yu-Gi-Oh! deckbox is also sturdy enough to protect your cards from damage during transport. A Yui-Gi-Oh! deckbox can be made from a variety of materials but card stock provides protective support that's easy to fold.
Download the deckbox template form from the link listed below in Resources. Put the card stock in your printer and print the deckbox template.
Place the left edge of the Yu-Gi-Oh! card on the left line of the trim edge and then draw a pencil line along the right edge of the card to mark the thickness of the deck. This is the cut line for the right edge of the template deckbox.
Cut out the deckbox template from the card stock along the outer edges of the image. Use a pencil to score the dashes in the template by firmly pressing the pencil along the dotted lines and the solid lines around the rectangle flaps to create an indentation.
Fold the card stock along the dotted lines on the side of the printed template and the solid flap lines. Bring the side flap of the solid rectangle to the opposite side of the rectangle where you marked the size of the Yu-Gi-Oh! card to form the box. Tuck the flap on the underside of the box.
Place a line of glue to the underside of the of the flap to adhere it to the card stock and finalize the deckbox shape. Next, fold the top and bottom flaps on either side of the solid rectangle into the box and place a small amount of glue between the flap and the box to adhere it. Allow the glue to dry.
Fold the top-most flap toward the box and tuck it into the interior of the box. This flap remains unglued to allow easy opening and closing of the box.
Decorate your box using markers, colored pencils or by gluing Yu-Gi-Oh! pictures to the outside.
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