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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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30 Comments on How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

  1. awesome

  2. i am a eagle scout and recomend this to any scout that is tired of unreliable walets becase the are not durable

  3. Black phantom // May 6, 2013 at 9:29 pm // Reply

    I made one out of some mustache tape. Now I “mustache my cash”. (Or gift cards) Lol.

  4. Made these with my Webelos. Big hit

  5. love it completely durable

  6. Awesome project DUDS!

  7. I tried it with masking tape because I didn’t have any duct tape but it didn’t really work.

  8. thats not too much duck tape. thats not very much at all.

  9. mine is awsome

  10. So asowome

  11. need one for class!!!!!!

  12. Not detailed enough

  13. I made an orange and black one, and it looks EPIC!!

  14. awesome i just made it and it is dependable

  15. Mine is smooth!

  16. we added 2 sided velcro to hold it together

  17. i made mine different

  18. Thats way to much duck tape! Make a bracelet instead

  19. Wow! how simple & smart wallet it is.

  20. It’s awesome! I was able to put my money, 2 Walmart gift cards, power up card (GameStop), Scout Shop gift card, Boy Scout membership card, Cub Scout membership card, Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit, BSA Kayaking card, and 4 pictures

  21. cool.

  22. cool

  23. Stillwater, OK // February 4, 2013 at 9:22 am // Reply

    The duct tape can be very sticky! Takes a group of 13 (Bear Scouts) about 40 minutes to complete this project. It is very fun though!

  24. made my first one of these a couple months ago, pretty cool. i even invented a coin pocket.

    • This is simple. Nice and clear instuctions as well as illustrations. Plus its a lot less bulky then other instructions I’ve found. The only really tricky part is sticking those first sheets together. I suggest 4 hands during this step.

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