How to Make a Duct-Tape Wallet
Duct tape comes in 2-inch-wide rolls and is available in many colors. Here’s how to use some to make this handy duct-tape wallet that will last for years.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A DUCT-TAPE WALLET
- Duct tape
- Scissors or utility knife
WHAT YOU’LL DO TO MAKE A DUCT-TAPE WALLET
Step 1: Cut four strips of duct tape, each 9″ long. With the adhesive side up, stick the duct-tape strips to one another in a row, with a 1⁄4” overlap.
Step 2: Make a second sheet. Carefully stick the adhesive sides of the two duct-tape sheets together, lining up the edges.
Step 3: Cut another 9″ strip of duct tape. Use a utility knife or scissors to make a small cut in the center of one end of the duct tape. Tear the strip into two straight 1″ strips.
Step 4: Fold and adhere the 1″ duct-tape strips to the 9″ ends of the sheet. This will make a smooth, clean finished edge.
Step 5: Using the scissors or utility knife, trim the sides of the sheet, making it 8 1/2″ wide.
Step 6: Fold the sheet in half.
Step 7: Tear two 1″ x 4″ duct-tape strips and attach one to each end. Fold them over the sides of the wallet, and trim the excess.
Step 8: To make a smaller pocket for cards, cut two strips of tape each 5″ long and stick the two pieces (adhesive sides) together.
Step 9: Fold and adhere a 1″ strip onto the 5″ edge. Trim the pocket to 4″ long.
Step 10: Using 1⁄2″ strips of duct tape, stick the pocket in place as shown above. Trim the strips flush.
Your duct-tape wallet is complete!
PHOTOS OF COMPLETED PROJECT
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I will love to do this but I want more pockets on it.
it lasted 5 years
Haven’t made one yet but looks simple and cool. 🙂
I remember doing this during cub scout camp
I made one just yesterday I put a design on the two fronts (it is a three fold wallet) I printed out pictures and cut holes in them at strategic points on top of duct tape
IT WORKS GOOD SO FAR
this does not work if the tape is not sticky watch out for any nonstick tape
Can you please make a video to do it I tried and it is to confusing 🤔
This inspired me to make a wallet purse dresses and skirts out of my favorite colors of duck tape Hot pink duck tape and purple duck tape
Is there anything we can do to make sure the wallet stays closed while lying flat?
i guess applying more tape
That was radical!
try getting a really heavy textbook or other object, and leave it under that overnight while closed, and it will flatten out