You will need 21 playing cards to make a cute card house, so there will be enough to make 2 from 1 pack! Its a great way to use up a pack with a missing or damaged card, You will be able to make 2 houses from 1 pack of cards.
The whole process requires no cutting and no glue. All you need is the cards, and a scoring tool. (I used a vintage fish knife)Its a delightful way to show off the beautiful circular symmetrical patterns often created for the backs of cards.Follow the full How-To Instructions on the Video below. Then enjoy making a house or 2 or even a village of your own.
They make sweet decor or gift items. How about decorations at Christmas time?
Some Useful Tips:
Sourcing Cards - Check what you've got in your games cupboard or do what I did - I visited my local SPCA and Hospice Charity Shops
Pattern– I usually allow the patterned side of the card to show. But you may like to use the numered side – and create colour or suite themes.
Gable – Save a couple of cards that will make a good focal point. An ace of spades or 2 of diamonds or hearts make an attractive decorative gable.
Variations – This technique can be used for other applications. You may want to cut your own rectangular cards out of cardboard, or use old business or note cards.Visit the Freshly Found DIY section on the website for more inspiration and ideas to make yourself. Most of our crafts have an emphasis on recycling. Make the most of what you have on hand, or can easily access.