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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. sluggerkid says:

    Mine went through the wash and I think it helped it stay together.

  2. melanjolly says:

    Very easy directions, and it came out great! I ended up directly putting the tape on the first sheet instead of making two sheets and sticking them together. Much less hassle that way!

  3. Batman says:

    It is cool!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Love love love I want it bad

  5. Shark Boy says:

    Super easy and SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. paypay says:

    wow cool!!!!! love it

  7. steave says:

    This is the best wallet I ever created

  8. COINGUY says:

    so cool

  9. Shay from the bay says:

    Cool and super 0 COOL 0.

  10. hj154 says:

    mine turned out pretty good :)

  11. the cool guy said so says:

    its awesome

  12. poopie says:

    so swag

  13. R.C. says:

    Worked well for me

  14. Anonymous says:

    it’s cool

  15. Lou says:

    I love duct tape wallets

  16. Azlyn says:

    I was able to make two with one roll! Mine is digital camo :3 I have six pockets for cards and two large underneath those for pictures and whatnot.

  17. pv22-6 says:

    I’m curious, has anyone used one for an extended period of time? I’ve repaired seats with duct tape before and after a while the force of sitting on it makes the seams slide and adhesive comes out, making a gooey mess. I would think a few weeks of sitting on a duct tape wallet would end the same way.

    Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side, a dark side, and holds the universe together :)

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  19. b says:

    We made these in boyscouts before it’s really fun

  20. Duct Tape Dude 12 says:

    This is by far the best duct tape wallet instructions I have ever seen. step by step instructions make it durable and easy!

  21. f a n g says:

    wow, this is a really great, practical wallet and easy to make! super durable and small and easy to carry. it really needs a coin pocket, though, which you can make by making a slightly bigger card pocket and creating a flap which goes over it, with a small latch made of duct tape. this wallet doesn’t require much time or effort, and doesn’t use much tape. I strongly recommend this set of instructions!

  22. Pj says:

    Easier than any other instructions that i have seen

  23. colbum says:

    I make all kinds of duck tapestuff

  24. sup says:

    cool dude

  25. readie215 says:

    How do you make a duct tape hat?

  26. monkey says:


  27. jb says:

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

  28. Black phantom says:

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

  29. Nitewolf says:

    Made these with my Webelos. Big hit

  30. sniper62 says:

    love it completely durable

  31. Luke says:

    Awesome project DUDS!

  32. mcjagger says:

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

  33. cheese says:

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

  34. DJ says:

    mine is awsome

  35. kk says:

    So asowome

  36. bvijbvidv says:

    need one for class!!!!!!

  37. Jjjjj says:

    Not detailed enough

  38. THE STIG says:

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

  39. shadowfax says:

    awesome i just made it and it is dependable

  40. A-Man310 says:

    Mine is smooth!

  41. williams says:

    we added 2 sided velcro to hold it together

  42. spock$$$$$ says:

    i made mine different

  43. Downer man says:

    Thats way to much duck tape! Make a bracelet instead

  44. beki says:

    Wow! how simple & smart wallet it is.

  45. man scout says:

    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

  46. Stillwater, OK says:

    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!

  47. macgyver says:

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

    • sheriv. says:

      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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