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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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17 Comments on How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

  1. It was so hard to do and i didnt get it i jusf wasted my tape for this junk

  2. These steps are THE WORST!!! Some of the steps don’the correspond to the pictures which makes it VERY CONFUSING!!!!!

  3. So confusing, can’t figure out at all.

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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. Okay, but hard

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

  12. Hard but soo worth it

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

  14. This didn’t work at all terrible.

  15. Boring

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


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