These wooden card holders are excellent for holding playing cards, particularly for young children who can’t hold all the cards themselves. This DIY project is a easy and affordable using moulding.
I’m new to any sort of woodworking, but I wanted to make some card holders to go along with my husband’s gaming table. I figured my husband may not need them, but my sons would and it was a fun project. I was able to pull it off pretty easily too.
I started off with a piece of moulding. I cut it into four equal sized sections.
I used a small circular saw that attaches to our Black & Deck Matrix drill to cut grooves along the lines of the moulding. The trick is to cut through far enough through the wood to have a nice groove for the cards to sit in WITHOUT cutting all the way through.
I sanded the ends of the piece, as well as to try to smooth the grooves by sanding.
After that, I just finished my pieces off by distressing them. For a video on how to distress furniture, click here.
Below are the tools that I used (affiliate links):
I’m looking forward to playing some card games with the kids as they get older. I think they’ll love to use these.