Introduction: Ipod Nano Card Case

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this is my first instructable i will show you how to make a ipod nano case from half a deck of cards.

Step 1: Stuff You Will Need

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-deck of cards
-white glue
-paint brush
-ipod nano
-sharp knife

Step 2: Glueing the Cards Together

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take one card and put a ring of glue around the card

Step 3: Spread the Glue Around.

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take the paint brush and spread the glue around.

Step 4: Put Another Card on Top

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put another card on top of the glued card and line up the edges

Step 5: Makeing the Card Stack

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repeat steps 2,3 and 4 over and over until you have used about half of the deck of cards.

Step 6: Trace Ipod

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trace your ipod onto a card but remember to leave a spot for the headphones.

Step 7: The Traced Peice

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take the traced piece and cut it out then put it on top of the deck of glued cards and trace it onto the deck.

Step 8: Cutting the Deck

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take your sharp knife and cut into the deck on the traced line you made with pen. cut until you only have about 5 cards not cut.

Step 9: Test Fit

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take your ipod nano and see it it will fit in or not. if it does not cut the cards down a little

Step 10: Front

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take a ruler and measure how far the screen is in. take one card and cut it out

Step 11: Glue It On

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to glue it on the stack of cards only glue 3 sides to you can take your ipod nano in and out when you need to charge it or what ever.

Step 12: Making the Cover

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glue two cards front to front

Step 13: Finish

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tape the cover on and make the cover like a hinge. put an apple sticker on the front and your done enjoy. :)


Luuke (author)2008-06-11

very nice!

i did something like that a long time ago... but with a book :P

it turned out to be too bulky so i dont use it anymore...

but this inspired me to make another one! :)

but more in this style:

TSC (author)Luuke2010-03-14

That is a sweet case it has inspired me to try to make one like it!!!!!!!!!

TSC (author)2010-02-20

Good job I would make one but i do not have a deck of cards!

TSC (author)TSC2010-02-21

I got cards

maeve (author)2009-01-10

My new nano doesnt fit on regular sized playing cards, but i made one for my freind. I also cut a round hole so you can use the keypad, and put clear cellofane over the front instead of adding another cover.

Coliflower (author)maeve2009-03-07

but, if you're looking for a case, it fits perfectly (at least vertically) in an altoids tin. there are a few guides on instructables about these, you should check 'em out. I'm also probably going to write an 'ible on it.

maeve (author)Coliflower2009-03-08

cool! tanx!

bb_crazy (author)2008-12-11

well ok

Sirius Lock (author)2008-05-06

I wish I could do this with my ipod touch...

yodog4444 (author)Sirius Lock2008-10-18

you could use a deck of jumbo sized cards....

berky93 (author)Sirius Lock2008-10-10

I found that notecards are the perfect size for a touch case

mweston (author)Sirius Lock2008-09-11

Hey, thats what I was looking for, I just upgraded my touch to the new one today!

Sirius Lock (author)mweston2008-09-14


mweston (author)Sirius Lock2008-09-16

The new iPod Nano and Touch came out September 9th in the U.S.

LaserTaser64 (author)2008-10-17

you could line the sides of the inside with tissue so it wouldnt be too hard... anyway, nice job

rada194 (author)2008-09-23

i couldnt do it first of all glue was everywhere and 2nd i cut it and it peeled the cars of the cardboard

killer towels (author)2008-09-19

nice!!! ill make a cutout of the scroll wheel so it can be used in the case.

Waffles Will Rule (author)2008-07-27

Any mods to make this work for the 2nd Gen of Ipod nano? (I think I just found a way: Glue to cards together to make it taller?)

kylethenerd (author)2008-07-25

im gonna make one for my new shuffle
and since its about half the size

im gonna make a second hole thats a little deeper to put my headphones into,

Redneck2 (author)2008-07-02

I love this instructable and has inspired me to make one of my own.

Joanassie (author)2008-05-12

awesome. my music-lover and card-player can co-exist now.

cheeto_3 (author)2008-05-02

"sigh" nvm, cards to small, but hey, get some invisible cards and try it out for ur ipod

cheeto_3 (author)2008-05-02

INSPIRATION: Your product gives me thought and im gonna make a case for my ipod nano 1st gen using INVISIBLE CARDS you know the ones im talking about rite? check it out later

PSPerson (author)2008-04-27

i wish i had a new nano.. i'm stuck with the 2nd gen nano... but w/e this is great!

Big G (author)2008-04-14

Wow, that's pretty incredibly awesome. Great first Instructable! If I had a nano I'd try this, but I have the old 5g video iPod. My mom has one of the new nanos though....maybe I'll make one for her. *clicks the +1 button*

jason-2590 (author)2008-04-06

very nice, must try this, gonna get a deck of cards tommorow

denona (author)2008-03-09

thanks every 1. I did not cut a hole for the controls because I know where they all are but you could if you want. I'm thinking of adding a screen protector.

jeffconnelly (author)denona2008-04-01

Use two layers of packing tape(sticky sides in), and to add to other comments, if you expose the controls, then you can put tape layers over tht to, and you will still be able to adjust the volume. By the way, I'm trying it!

chi (author)2008-03-30

thats so great =)
i have everything ready except for the glue =(

kobezbro (author)2008-03-11

wow im new here and i am in the process of making one of these ill make lots of instructables

kobezbro (author)kobezbro2008-03-15

crap i dont get the cutting but then again i dont have any fancy cutting tools

Kevvixx (author)2008-03-09

I would cut out a hole on the bottom for the plug in to charge it. I'm going to have to try this one. This is the best one I've seen. And you could also put on the bottom half of cards and use it to store the cables. Wow!

bumpus (author)2008-03-09

be sure to cut a circle for the controls :)

darth2o (author)2008-03-09

Now, putting the actual case into a box of cards for even more protection. It is cases like this that make me wish my iPod Video was a Nano.

joejoerowley (author)2008-03-09

Nice! Very Cool! Great Instructable!!

Sunbanks (author)2008-03-09

I wish I had this kind of iPod....

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-09

Awesome job. If I get a nano soon, I'm definitely going to try this out. Great job, +1 rating.

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