How to Make Paper Card Holders

Trading Card Holder

Make a trading card holder.
Make a trading card holder.

Keep your trading cards handy with this paper trading card holder.

What You'll Need:

  • Empty 24-count crayon box
  • Acrylic paint
  • White masking tape
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Key ring with plastic clip
  • Satin cord, 12 inches
  • 2 baseball-shaped beads


  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Red fine-point marker
  • Paper punch

Step 1: Paint the box your favorite color or the color of your favorite sports team; let dry.

Step 2: Cut a 6-3/4-inch length of white tape, then cut it in half lengthwise to form two thin strips. Wrap one strip around the box near the top and the other around the bottom. Draw small red dashes through the center of the tape.

Step 3: Use alphabet stickers to spell out your name, the name of your favorite team, or another message on the box.

Step 4: Punch a hole in one side of the box, about 1/4 inch from the top. Open the key ring, and slip it through the hole and the open top of the box. Close the box over the ring.

Step 5: Tie the satin cord onto the ring. Slide a baseball bead onto each end, and tie a knot under each to hold them in place. To help the box remain closed, you can attach Velcro dots to the flap and the inside of the box.

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