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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. Mine is smooth!

  2. we added 2 sided velcro to hold it together

  3. i made mine different

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

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

  6. 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

  7. cool.

  8. cool

  9. 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!

  10. 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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