Is your family the kind of group that gathers around the table after dinner each night to play cards? Do you adore games like Uchre, Poker, and Bridge? Then your household sounds like the perfect place for some DIY projects that upcycle or incorporate playing cards into your creative life too!
Check out these 15 crafting opportunities that repurpose playing cards into all kinds of awesome things.
1. Playing card and hot glue toy house
Do you have a pack of cards that’s so bent or that’s lost its glossy finish so badly that the cards sort of stick together as you play? This doesn’t have to mean that they’re destined for the garbage or recycling box!
2. Playing card Valentine’s Day Garland
Holiday themed garland is cute for any occasion, but we’re pretty big fans of this slightly “punny” Valentine’s Day garland idea from
3. Playing card cut out magnet
One of our favourite ways to upcycle small things is to make them into magnets, because they’re easy to make and you can create so many different designs. Playing cards are not exception! Cut Out and Keep shows you how to create a flowered magnet from rounded strips of old playing cards.
4. Playing card Las Vegas themed bouquet
Are you and your bridal part headed to Las Vegas for your bachelorette party, complete with costumes and novelty props or accessories? This faux flower bouquet from
5. Daisy shaped playing card birthday message
Do you have a group of friends that you always get together for card games with? Celebrate their birthdays by making them birthday cards that use pieces of old playing cards in the design! They’ll feel great that you thought of them, but they’ll also get a kick out of how appropriately themed the card is for your friendship. We love this playing card flower design by
6. Playing card hair pins
Did you like the floral magnet made of playing cards so much that you’d like to make card flowers into other things as well? Then
7. Rolled up playing card flowers
8. Playing card themed gift wrap
Were you hoping to give your card troop friend a gift to go along with the birthday card we were talking about earlier on this list?
9. Casino night flower centre piece
Does your poker group like to go all out when you get together, featuring poker themed snacks and decor? If so, we think you’ll be a pretty big fan of this playing card, dice, and paper bill centre piece idea from
10. Playing card accordion notebooks
11. Vintage playing card ribbon tags
Have you got a collection of vintage playing cards sitting in your cottage or attic, and you’d like to use them for something where people might actually enjoy their kitschy appeal? Follow
12. Business card holder
13. Playing card bracelet
Do you loved kitschy themed accessories that are unlike anything you’d find in regular stores? Then we think you’ll be rather interested in this origami bangle made by folding old playing cards! Get the pattern for it on
14. Playing card top hat
Sometimes it’s fun to make silly crafts just to say you did! That’s how we feel about this hilarious playing card top hat from
15. Playing card pendant light
Are you ready for a more hands-on project that takes a little more time and dedication than most of the ideas on this list? We present to you: this giant, awesomely mod playing card pendant light from
Do you know someone who, besides crafting, loves nothing more than a great game of cards? Share this post with them to show them how their two biggest passions can meet!