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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
  • Pencil


step1Step 1: Cut or tear four strips of duct tape, 10″ long. With the adhesive side up, adhere the duct-tape strips one to another with a 1/4″ overlap. You now have a sheet of duct tape 10″ by about 7″. Make a second sheet.

step2Step 2: Carefully stick the adhesive sides of the two duct-tape sheets together.

step3Step 3: Cut or tear a 10″ 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. This will help you tear the strip into two straight 1″ strips.

step4Step 4: Fold and adhere the 1″ duct-tape strips to the 10″ ends of the sheet. This will make a smooth, clean finished edge.

step5Step 5: Using the scissors or utility knife, trim the sheet to 9″ wide.

step6Step 6: Fold the sheet in half.

step7Step 7: Tear two 1″ x 4″ duct-tape strips using the process in Step 3. Fold and adhere the ends of the duct-tape wallet together. Trim the 4″ strips flush.

step8Step 8: To make a pocket for your duct-tape wallet, cut two strips of tape 5″ long and stick the two pieces (adhesive sides) together.

step9Step 9: Fold and adhere a 1″ strip onto the 5″ edge. Trim the pocket to 4″ long.

step10Step 10: Using 1/2″ strips of duct tape, stick the pocket in place. Trim the strips flush.

And that’s how to make a duct-tape wallet! Your duct-tape wallet is complete!

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26 Comments on How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

  1. You shouldn’t make the wallets so big it should be only like 7 and a half inches long.

  2. Softball girl // November 14, 2015 at 11:25 am // Reply

    That was really helpful tank you!!!

  3. I like this design a lot! I have made some changes, primarily lengthing the wallet so it can have three pockets, which will make it smaller in the long run when you fold it, but other then that this has been great!

  4. it is very awsome

  5. I love this wallet!!!!!!It works!

  6. this is very cool!!!!!

  7. wow that is good and $cheap$

  8. i loved it! very easy and simple.:);)

  9. AwesomePaperWork // August 16, 2015 at 9:47 am // Reply

    this is really fun to make. I added an ID slot using clear packing tape and attaching it using the same steps in step 10

  10. I havent made the wallet yet . but these instruction were the easiest to read and understand thank you

  11. ilovemonxell // July 22, 2015 at 7:11 pm // Reply

    Sorta confusing but awesome

  12. Very confusing, but is prettu cool!!

  13. Trimmer Boy // July 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm // Reply

    I build duck tape wallets with different directions. These are definitely for younger children.

  14. foxtrot 4511 // July 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm // Reply

    i built a camoflauge wallet and it took me three minutes

  15. awsome for me

  16. Anonymous // July 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm // Reply

    Wallet is a little big but it is good

  17. very good

  18. happy camper 77 // June 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm // Reply

    Im a duct tape master and this is a real good shortcut

  19. AMAZING!

  20. Mr.Stufflez // June 14, 2015 at 9:41 pm // Reply

    Great! Worked out well for me. I get paid, like, $5/wallet

  21. it is hard at first due to the stickiness, but gets easier as you go. I made one for the first time and I did it by myself in about 25 minutes at age 12.

  22. Anonymous // June 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm // Reply

    Thanks it worked and I get paid to make them

  23. It tured out 😱 blah

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