I recently purchased the official Wizard Cards from Warner Bros. They're supposed to be the Haunted Deck from the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes catalogue. I was extremely disappointed in the official product so I decided to design my own replica. This DIY includes 52 playing cards plus two jokers, 5 trick cards, and a promo card. I've also designed a box to keep them in with a Wizard Wheezes sticker to seal it up.
The official product seems to have been very hastily thrown together. They didn't include one eyed jacks or the one eyed king or suicide king. They didn't even include the jokers. So of course I created all of these to include with my deck. I also fixed the icons for the different suits - as these were also incorrect in the official deck.
Hope you all enjoy!
- Cutting Mat - Get it here
- X-Acto Knife – Get it here
- Metal Ruler – Get it here
- Paper Clamps - Get it here
- Glue Stick - Get it here
- Card Stock (110 lb or heavier) - Get it here
- Sticker Paper - Get it here
- Corner Rounder - Get it here
- Access to a good paper cutter is recommended...
You'll also need to download my free templates available below. I am not
referring to the instructables PDF (which requires a paid subscription). You want to download the .zip file.
YOU MAY *NOT* USE THESE TEMPLATES FOR PROFIT
Step 1: Video Tutorial
Step 2: Printing
Print the cards and box on thick card stock (at least 110 lb). The cards should be printed double-sided - the box should be printed single-sided.
The Wizard Wheezes stickers should be printed single-sided on sticker paper.
Step 3: Cutting
Use paper clamps to clamp the printed cards together. Either use a ruler and X-Acto knife or a paper cutter to cut the cards out. I recommend using a paper cutter. You can see the little cut guides in the corners on the face of each card. Once the cards are cut out, you will want to use a corner rounder to round the corners of each card.
Use a ruler and X-acto knife and scissors to cut out the box.
Use scissors to cut out the Wizard Wheezes stickers and a corner rounder to round the corners.
Step 4: The Box
You can see where the colds need to be on the box by where the grungy lines are on the front of it. I suggest scoring the box before folding it. You can do this with a ruler and the blunt end of scissors or a mechanical pencil without lead. Fold the box up and use a glue stick to glue it closed. See the video as a visual guide.
TIP: Use a real box of playing cards as reference as you put the box together.
Once you have the box done, put your cards inside of it. They should be a nearly perfect fit. Seal the box with a wizard wheezes sticker.
Step 5: You're Finished!
That's it! You're all done!
Please let me know what you think and share your creations in the comments below! Thanks for viewing!