DIY box for memory game

DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
Like I promised last week, here is the DIY to make a simple and pretty box for the memory cards. It’s really simple and you can manage to make this box in under 30 minutes.

DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
You need a cardboard (DINA3), the box of the blank memory cards (better are two – I will tell you later why), a pencil, a ruler, a cutter, some embellishments and pretty alphabete stickers.

DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
The first step is to disassemble the old box, that came with the blank memory cards. Do this by loosening the old glued parts really carefully. You need the whole cardboard as a pattern. So it should be as it was, before it was glued together for the first time.

DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
Then you take the disassembled box pattern, apply it to your new cardboard, draw around it and then cut it out. Be really exact with corners and angles. Otherwise you will have problems to piece them together later. Be sure to cut not too deep into the corners, because that way it will be more difficult to get the fold lines straight.

DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
Now you should use your ruler and your cutter to help you fold the side parts up like your pattern. You can do this by applying the ruler parallel to the fold line and draw with the edgeless side of the cutter along. This way you don’t really cut the paper in two, but impress the fold line, so it will be a lot easier to fold. Use your pattern as a model, to look for the parts that must be folded.

DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
When you are finished with folding, try to repdroduce the steps to assemble the
box by looking at the second, still complete box and to reconstruct which flap goes underneath and which above the other. When you rebuilt your new box, you can glue the parts together. Again, look how it was done on your model box.

DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
All you have to do then, is to embellish this little memory card box and then you’re done. With your memory cards you have now a pretty little gift for Christmas or a new colorful game for a rainy family afternoon.

DIY box for memory game | momentstolivefor
Last week I posted, how to make those pretty memory cards with washi tapes. And here you can find more ideas for crafts, if you are a lover of washi tapes like me.

get crafty

DIY memory game with washi tape

DIY memory game with washi tape | momentstolivefor

Time to do some crafting. Maybe this is something you can make as a gift for Christmas or prepare it for a lazy game Sunday with the family. It is not only fun to play this game, but to make up your own patterns with all of your pretty washi tapes.

DIY memory game with washi tape | momentstolivefor
All you need is a box full of plain memory cards, should be available in every bigger craft store and a whole lot of different washi tapes with pretty colors and patterns.

DIY memory game with washi tape | momentstolivefor
DIY memory game with washi tape | momentstolivefor

Always take two plain cards and tape the same pattern on them. My cards were almost the perfect size, so that four stripes of tape fitted almost completely on the card. Cut the ends really close at the edges, so nothing overlaps.

DIY memory game with washi tape | momentstolivefor

If you want to make this game a little harder, choose patterns that differ only in slight color shades or for example stripes, that are straight and cross in the same color. Thus it’s harder to tell the cards apart, when they are turned seperately. And you will most likely find it harder getting the right pair.

DIY memory game with washi tape | momentstolivefor
DIY memory game with washi tape | momentstolivefor
I will show you next week, how to make this pretty box for your memory cards. It’s very easy and quick.

DIY memory game with washi tape | momentstolivefor

 

have fun creating your own patterns for your memory game

Here you can find my other crafty ideas with washi tapes.