Sunday, February 10, 2013

How to Create a Magic Deck Box

This is a tutorial on how to create a Magic Deck Box with no lid.
Estimated time: 2-3 hours
Materials needed:
White Plastic Canvas: 89 cents
Light yellow yarn: $3.99
Dark yellow yarn: $3.99
Black yarn: $3.99
Basic needle set: $3.99
Scissors: $7.99

All items are available at a craft store such as Michael's or AC Moore. The initial cost is expensive, but once you have the materials - the creation of subsequent boxes is cheaper because all you will need is Plastic Canvas. I always purchase Red Heart Brand yarn - it is the most flexible and looks the best in my opinion. Stay away from Vanna White (too thin) or Sugar n Stuff (too hard). Also - you will want a dedicated pair of scissors for this because they will dull out normal scissors.

The cut - you want:
Two Large sides: 19 holes x 27 holes
Two Small sides: 10 holes x 27 holes
Bottom: 10 holes x 19 holes

Thread your needle.

Put your needle all the way through and leave a bit of yarn on the underside. You want to create a diagonal stitch that wraps around the left over yarn (this way the whole thing does not fall apart).

To create the tightest stitch possible. Fold the sides on themselves and just continue stitching as normal.This will also speed up the process.

Unfold the section when you are done. Rinse repeat for each side. Sometimes it is difficult to pull the needle through especially as you enter the third side. Grab a pair of pliers, and pull - that will help!

It is more time consuming than anything else. You will eventually be able to get quicker and be able to incorporate designs.

Designs can add anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour per side. Mana Sprite Pattern

It is my favorite past time, but it may not be for everyone. For those who are just interested in buying one check out my shop: Etsy Shop

Here is an example of one of my Deck Boxes with a lid.
Available now: White Deck Box with Lid