Please be kind, this is my first Instructable. Enjoy! :)

Tired of your boring, old USB Drive? Most of them aren't that creatively colored; black and white are the usual colors used to design these handy devices. Be tired no more! In this easy tutorial, I will show you how to make a USB drive that looks nicer and more creative, using a single playing card of your choice.

Below are pictures of what your USB will look like in the end.

Step 1: Materials Needed

What you will need:
1. A USB Drive (also know as a flash drive, zip drive, thumb drive, etc.)
2. Scissors
3. Hot glue gun / glue sticks
4. Deck of cards
5. A simple pen
6. Paper
7. Paper clip (optional, will be used for the loop on the end)

Altogether, this project should cost about $30 (counting scissors, glue gun, cards, pen and paper)

Prepare all your supplies on a level surface, and prepare to begin!
thanks dude mine looks great
I liked this instructable, voting it up and faving it too. I am planning to do this soon, I have a pendrive, of whose case I have broken and i need to find a new one to use it. My question is, won't the card material get spoilt and dirty? Also can something like epoxy be used as an alternative, I don't have any glue guns, even though I want one, I don't think I would ever be allowed to use one. You should try using sand paper and / or acetone to smoothen the edges, that should do it.
Yes, I have thought about the whole "card getting dirty" thing. The playing cards I used had a plastic coating over them, so that may help a little. Unless you dropped like some food on them or something, I think it will stay pretty clean. I'm not sure about epoxy, you could try it out on some cards first, and if it works, use it. I thought about using sandpaper, infact, I'll do that this afternoon. The only thing I am worried about is the fact that the card edges will get frayed a bit. Oh well.
this is a good idea ...let me know how it goes will you... Thnx for spending time to contribute to helping out the community! miss.codie :D
It probably depends on how careful you are with the thumbdrives
how would you make a cap for this too?
hi there, can i email bedazzelgal@hotmail.com
That looks great, it's smart to add a loop on the end.

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