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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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13 Comments on How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

  1. Really easy ,used to be a boy scout .I made a duct tape money clip

  2. Thank you so much. It came out awesome.
    But like they said it was hard but so worth it.

  3. I made one of these when I went to Europe and after a few modifications it looks great.

  4. I love boys life // June 24, 2016 at 2:55 am // Reply

    I made one and it is AWSOME I have had it for about 7 years and I use it every day and it still looks totally brand new. I give it a 5.5 stars out of 5

  5. Okay, but hard

  6. Scouter Barb // June 15, 2016 at 5:52 pm // Reply

    If you add thick tin foil between the layers of the duct tape it becomes an RFID wallet. I tested this at work with a card reader.

  7. I am helping 24 4th graders do this project tomorrow…… OMG!!! I hope I don’t grow gray hair while helping them…LOL

  8. I made one for my sister and she loved it! I am very happy with the overall wallet. I did make a few changes,but otherwise I stuck to the original design. I give this five stars!

  9. Hard but soo worth it

  10. I’ll try it once I have time. Looks cool though!

  11. This didn’t work at all terrible.

  12. Boring

  13. The N0SCOPING King // February 27, 2016 at 12:27 am // Reply


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