My son has gotten really into playing Pokémon and likes to have multiple decks setup, so I made him a card holder that is durable and has the Pokémon logo on it.
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
- Duct tape - Red, Black and Silver (or White)
- Exacto Knife
- Scissors (I use Friskar Duck Edition)
- A cutting board
- About 70 cards
- A quarter
- A dime
- A 58mm espresso tamper or something similar in size made of glass or metal
Step 2: Shape the Inside Bottom of the Card Holder
- Cut a piece of duct tape that is about 5" long.
- Place the bottom of your stack of cards on the tape and use it as a template.
- Using the exacto knife, cut to the edge of the cards along all four corners.
- Then fold the corners over.
Step 3: Finish the Inside of the Holder
- Cut two pieces of tape that are about 11" long and wrap them all the way around the deck of cards. Be careful to line up the tape.
Step 4: Make the Flap
- Cut two pieces of tape that are each about 7" long.
- Overlap the pieces so that they are about 3 3/8" wide.
- Then fold the pieces over leaving about 1" of exposed tape.
- Cut the corners of the flap.
- Attach the flap.
Step 5: Shape the Bottom
- Cut a piece of tape about 5" long.
- Place the tape on the bottom of the deck.
- Cut the corners
- Fold the corners up
Step 6: Finish the Outside
- Cut two pieces of tape that are about 11" long
- Wrap the pieces of tape around the deck.
Step 7: Add Velcro Closure
- Cut a piece of sticky-back velcro that's about 2" long
- Attach the hook side to the flap.
- Place the loop side on top and close the flap.
- Press the flap down to place the loop side of the velcro.
Step 8: Add the Logo
- Lay out a 3" piece of silver and red duct tape with a 1/8" space between them.
- Using the espresso tamper as a template, cut the outside of the Poké ball.
- Next use a quarter as a template for the inside circle.
- Then use a dime as a template for the button.
- Finally, place the pieces on the card holder to create the Pokémon logo.