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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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28 Comments on How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

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

  2. 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. It is cool!

  4. Love love love I want it bad

  5. Super easy and SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. wow cool!!!!! love it

  7. This is the best wallet I ever created

  8. so cool

  9. Shay from the bay // October 5, 2013 at 9:54 am // Reply

    Cool and super 0 COOL 0.

  10. mine turned out pretty good 🙂

  11. the cool guy said so // September 14, 2013 at 11:45 pm // Reply

    its awesome

  12. so swag

  13. Worked well for me

  14. it’s cool

  15. I love duct tape wallets

  16. 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. 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 🙂


  19. We made these in boyscouts before it’s really fun

  20. Duct Tape Dude 12 // July 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm // Reply

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

  21. 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. Easier than any other instructions that i have seen

  23. I make all kinds of duck tapestuff

  24. cool dude

  25. readie215 // May 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm // Reply

    How do you make a duct tape hat?

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