Introduction: Make Your Own Playing, Trading, Magic Card Deck Boxes
This is my first instructable, and it's a very simple concept, but card boxes are $3 to $10 and it only takes about 10 minutes to make your own.
Here is how to make your own trading card boxes using an old box. They can be made to fit magic, poker, Pokemon, or any other cards that you have a box for.
You will need a pen, some paper, a razor, and a cutting board. A ruler is also handy.
Step 1: Open Up Your Old Box
Take your box and carefully cut along line where they glued it.
Step 2: Make an Guide to Trace
Start by making a paper "mold" so that you can make multiple boxes.
Unfold your box and trace around all the edges. Make sure to mark where you're going to fold it also.
Then cut out the paper "mold". Make sure not to cut your fold marks.
Step 3: Trace Your Guide Onto Cardboard
Trace your mold on to an interesting peice of cardboard. I have used Booster boxes, Cornflakes boxes, and Popsicle boxes. But any un-corrugated box will do. If you are using an interesting box make sure to figure out what picture you want to appear on which fold.
Sadly on this one the cool dragon is too far off center so I chose the minitar.
Step 4: Cut Out the Cardboard
Careful cut out your box.
Always cut away from your self, and I like to also cut away from the center so if the knife slips it doesn't ruin the box.
Step 5: Fold and Tape the Cardboard
Fold your box. Tape the seam that was glued on your original box. I also like to tape the bottom for extra strength.
Step 6: Test Your Box
Test your box to make sure that cards fit.
And your are done.