Duct Tape Wallet
Duct tape wallets
are so fun to make, and cool to show off to
Duct tape has a new found popularity in the crafting world, so the idea of a duct tape wallet probably is not new. Here I include all the easy to follow directions.
Duct tape now
comes in a variety of colors and patterns, allowing you to make a very
They are nice and thin, and actually do work extremely
well. This would be a great camp project, Boy Scout craft, or a gift
for Father’s Day.
- Duct tape
(One roll will make
about 3 to 4 wallets)
- Sharp scissors
begin the duct tape
wallet, rip (or cut) several pieces of tape that are a little larger
than 8.5 inches in length. I like to hang these from the edge of my
table while I’m working. Having them cut in advance helps the project
to move along quickly. Begin by placing one strip, sticky side up, on
your working surface. Next, place another strip, sticky side down,
halfway over the first strip (see photo below left). Next, fold over
the sticky part of the top strip (see photo below right).
2. Turn the two strips over (see photo below
left). Place another strip of tape, sticky side down, over the second
half of the sticky tape that is exposed (see photo below right). Turn
the strips over. Continue doing this, adding strips to each side, until
you have a sheet of duct tape that is 8.5 inches wide and 7 inches
Note: Although not mandatory, I feel the wallet looks
much neater if you made the bottom edge “folded”, as you did to the top
(as opposed to just trimming it with scissors). It may take a bit of
tweaking with the tape but the finished product looks nicer.
3. Trim the sheet of tape to 8.5 inches wide by
7 inches tall.
4. Fold the wallet in half lengthwise. It should
be 3.5 inches tall and 8.5 inches wide. Then, use some tape to neatly
tape the sides so that it creates a pocket for the money bills, as
shown. Then, fold this in half. The wallet will now be about 3.5 inches
tall and 4.25 inches wide.
To make pockets for credit cards, make two sheets of duct tape (just
like in step 1), but make them 4 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall (see
photo, bottom left). These also turn out nicer if you make the bottom
edge “folded” instead of cut (see note under step 2). Fold the bottom
half up 1.5 inches, to create a pocket (see photo, bottom right). The
last photo shows the two pockets, which will be layered together to
make four pockets.
Next, layer the pockets, and tape them neatly to the inside of the
wallet. Tape the left side, right side, and bottom. This allows for an
extra pocket by leaving the inside untapped.
To make an ID holder, you will need to use your ID as a template. Make
a sheet of duct tape (as in step 1) that is slightly larger than your
ID. Then, cut out a rectangle in the middle of the sheet. You want this
rectangle to be smaller than your ID (so it won’t fall out) but large
enough to see the information. Then, tape this rectangle to the wallet
at the left side, right side, and the bottom.
Your duct tape wallet is complete. You can personalize it by cutting
out designs from contrasting colors of duct tape and sticking them on,
or with by making the pockets different colors, etc. Have fun!
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