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How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

wallet-300Duct 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!


Comments about “How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet”

  1. Superman is life says:

    I loved this guide it helped šŸ‘ŒšŸ’œšŸ’œ

  2. awesomesauce66 says:

    AWESOME!! Loved it. Very helpful. Selling them, and I think they’ll sell quickly.

  3. Stranger007 says:

    This is awesome thanks a lot ithelped and now I made20 of them

  4. Belle says:

    What is the blue tape for? Happy v

  5. Lucky i didnt fail badly says:

    I made it toooooo small

  6. Soto says:

    Its kida hard but i seem to have it i decided to add my own stuff to it

  7. Taylor says:

    I made this wallet for my cousin who didn’t have the money to buy one, and he loves it! Its a great inexpensive wallet that does the job. And it only took me about 45 minutes. Awesome! šŸ˜

  8. Baseball Boy says:

    Super hard

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  10. Chris says:

    I am a 23 year old software engineer and I just made one! Awesome! For all ages!

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  13. great says:

    Made one for my GMA. Can’t hold credit cards but a great wallet

  14. Anonymous says:

    THose are awesome instructions. My 6 year old and I just made this wallet. It worked perfectly!

  15. Noob at everything says:

    FAILED!!! (so bad) (“WAAAAAAAAAAAA!”) ( ;( )

  16. Lola says:

    I’ve been looking for something like this and I finaly found it

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  18. nik says:

    the instructions were easy but my wallet came out all wrinkled and uneven I guess practice is what I need!

  19. Jus me=) says:

    Their awesome!!!

  20. Graphixbaby says:

    They aren’t difficult to make, you just need a lot of patience. Plan on wasting some duct tape along the way. They are cute & worth it in the end. :)

  21. The Man says:

    This is cool

  22. natalie says:

    This is so hard i asked my dad to help me

  23. hi says:

    this was easy peasy lemon squeasy

  24. Dobby. says:

    These may look easy to make, but they are hard to make.

  25. Awesome says:

    This was very helpful. Thank you.

  26. Tobias says:

    mine was a complete fail.

  27. boy scout #1 says:

    We made this when i was a jr. weblow scout

  28. Anonymous says:

    how many wallets does a roll of duct tape make?

  29. Cool Teacher says:

    I am a teacher and I made one, it is very simple!

  30. AEM says:

    Super helpful, straight and to the point.

  31. Zoya says:

    It is very easy to make.i like it.i love it

  32. db says:

    show how to make it using a video

  33. A guy that was bored says:

    It was kind of hard to keep all of the tape from sticking together but it ended up real nice. Great instructions.

  34. Duct.tape.4life! says:

    These are very easy instructions; I made this wallet with my young son. I’m not sure how you can screw it up when the steps are clearly outlined and illustrated for you. Thank you for posting these instructions! Great job!

  35. Jacob says:

    I really enjoy making these.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I made a duck tape wallet

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  38. Bob says:

    Easy fun project

  39. I love duck tape says:

    Best instructions ever. I searched forever to find a good how to make a duck tape wallet instructions thank you.

  40. Eldorado says:

    Very clear instruction. You don’t really have to measure though, just put it all together and you’ll be fine.

  41. 67 says:

    looks comfusing

  42. Teacher says:

    Extremely clear instructions! Thanks. I can hardly wait to make them with my class.

  43. ozarkkid says:

    I made one for my dad & he used it daily for almost 2 years before it wore out. Making him a new one for Fathers Day.

  44. stuck on tape says:

    I did one then my friend and her mom wanted one too. I guess I did it right.

  45. Anonymous person says:

    Good job. I tried it and it works great, still holding up and I’ve had it for almost a year. I recommend this to anyone who wants a nice sturdy cheap wallet.

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