Thursday, September 1, 2011
Playing without a full deck.
Dealing a hand of poker recently, we realized the deck of cards was short. (I wondered why that ace never came up.) My husband got up to throw them out and I chased after him like some hero in a movie trying to catch a vile of antidote before it hit the ground, pushing our guests and spilling 2 glasses of wine and a cheese plate along the way. Despite protests from my him, I pushed aside the trodden Gruyere and wrote, "Not a Full Deck" on the box and kept it. I've since used it for table settings, labels on jam, and now, little boxes. Here is a tutorial in how I made them. (If you don't feel like making your own, visit my Etsy shop and buys some to impress your friends with.)
To make the lid: The lid will work like a match box cover and slide off and on from the sides. Take one playing card and place it face up. Set the bottom of the box in the middle of the card and mark the width with a pencil. Fold along the pencil line.