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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.



  • 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!

215 Comments on How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

  1. This was soooooo hard! I immediately quit after the first step.

  2. coolness // May 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm // Reply

    i liked it

  3. If allowed, I’d make a business at my school of making these! But well you know, it’s sorta illegal.

  4. Brad2004 // May 5, 2015 at 6:55 pm // Reply

    Thanks 4 the tip :)

  5. Way to complicated and time consuming. Also instructions are hard to understand and I hate when you have to measure out things

  6. the first step should say lay the 4 strips side by side with each over lapping 1/4 in. Then place strips on top of each of the first 4 strips covering the sticky side up one strip at a time. It is very hard to make 2 4 strip sheets and line them up and get the adhesive to stick without bubbles and wrinkles. the follow the rest of the directions.

  7. tried but horrible results.

    • Try this follow step 1 but make this step 2: cut a 9 in piece of duct tape place on top of the sticky side of the large 4 strips you just finished.(cut 1 strip then cover using only 1 strip at a time.)
      Cover each sticky piece of tape and over lap placing the sticky sides of tape against each other. Repeat until no sticky side is seen.
      The follow step 3 (Cut the strip in half for a neater line. (may need adult to help with this)

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