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How to Make a Duct-Tape Wallet

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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.


  • Duct tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or utility knife


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 14” 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!


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60 Comments on How to Make a Duct-Tape Wallet

  1. mine looks cool

  2. Mine looks nice i used patterned tape ad silver tape

  3. Awsome!!!!!

  4. This looks simple but it is hard to stick the 2 duck tape peices together.But it is still kinda helpful.

  5. jellokitty // May 1, 2014 at 6:01 pm // Reply

    This so good for kids to do

  6. How cares if I am a girl // April 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm // Reply

    This is much better than the videos.This made it real easy.

  7. wow. this looks like a perfectionist did this

  8. Really Easy! Just make sure someone is there to help you, it makes it so much easier. Also, the measurements they give you is way to big for US Dollar. Instead of 10″ I made it about 7″.

  9. Supreme Dictator // March 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm // Reply

    Easy very easy!

  10. Supreme Dictator // March 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm // Reply

    Lot simpler than than one I have made in the past 🙂

  11. It looks so easy

  12. Theres only one pocket….. I was thinking about making 2 more…..?

  13. This site helps a lot

  14. Super easy to make. Did it in Sliver Duck Tape

  15. These instructions are awesome, but how much tape do you need?

  16. im going to make one out of leather

  17. im going to try it

  18. This is so confusing.I need help. 🙁

  19. So easy made mine without half the tape and looks amazing

  20. I used to do this with my troop but they were different

  21. I wasted duck tape I followed every step and I done it right but when I got done it would not open I will never get on this website again I wasted money , time, and duct tape so , THANKS ALOT.

  22. Taylor T@$@! // January 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm // Reply

    Soooooo cool I made one this morning

  23. i made one without instructions. it turned out well!

  24. thats amazing…i got to go im going to make 1 myself!

  25. just made money wont come out of wallet something wrong

  26. thankyou boys life this helped me with my duck tape wallet it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. i have never made a duck tape wallet and this really helped

  28. Mine is so bad 😛

  29. I have a lot of trouble makin these so I think this has has helped me a lot thanks

  30. This is kinda confusing at the end but cool

  31. Ducktivity123 // December 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm // Reply

    I make these they are fun, This is boss, I just made mine, This is cool, Very simple and best wallet, I know how to make 2 pokets.

  32. This is boss, I just made mine

  33. Pretty cool but a little bit confusing

  34. Mine is bumpy. Any advice?

  35. This is so cool! I am going to make my best friend one.

  36. Stickyricky42 // December 21, 2013 at 12:46 am // Reply

    Awesome blueprints

  37. it is lovely

  38. the best snipes ever // December 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm // Reply

    Just made mine this is boss I made a Georgia bulldogs one and a FaZe one too in ten minutes I recommend you to do this its simple

  39. I allready knew how to make the first part

  40. Totaly awesome i just made mine with marvel duct tape!So boss

  41. very cool , will have to try it

  42. This is totally awesome!!!

  43. Just made an awesome camo wallet!

  44. This is a cool thing

  45. ♥♥♥ These work great. Me and my brother sell them.

  46. kartike1121 buble man // November 29, 2013 at 10:20 am // Reply

    I know how to make 2 pokets.

  47. Very simple and best wallet

  48. This is cool

  49. sportblooper165 // November 21, 2013 at 5:42 pm // Reply

    This is boss, I just made mine

  50. I make these they are fun

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