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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


Step 1: Cut four strips of duct tape, each 9″ long. With the adhesive side up, stick the duct-tape strips to one another in a row, with a 14” overlap.

Step 2: Make a second sheet. Carefully stick the adhesive sides of the two duct-tape sheets together, lining up the edges.

Step 3: Cut another 9″ 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. Tear the strip into two straight 1″ strips.

Step 4: Fold and adhere the 1″ duct-tape strips to the 9″ ends of the sheet. This will make a smooth, clean finished edge.

Step 5: Using the scissors or utility knife, trim the sides of the sheet, making it 8 1/2″ wide.

Step 6: Fold the sheet in half.

Step 7: Tear two 1″ x 4″ duct-tape strips and attach one to each end. Fold them over the sides of the wallet, and trim the excess.

Step 8: To make a smaller pocket for cards, cut two strips of tape each 5″ long and stick the two pieces (adhesive sides) together.

Step 9: Fold and adhere a 1″ strip onto the 5″ edge. Trim the pocket to 4″ long.

Step 10: Using 1⁄2″ strips of duct tape, stick the pocket in place as shown above. Trim the strips flush.

Your duct-tape wallet is complete!


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11 Comments on How to Make a Duct-Tape Wallet

  1. mine looks cool

  2. Mine looks nice i used patterned tape ad silver tape

  3. Awsome!!!!!

  4. This looks simple but it is hard to stick the 2 duck tape peices together.But it is still kinda helpful.

  5. jellokitty // May 1, 2014 at 6:01 pm // Reply

    This so good for kids to do

  6. How cares if I am a girl // April 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm // Reply

    This is much better than the videos.This made it real easy.

  7. wow. this looks like a perfectionist did this

  8. Really Easy! Just make sure someone is there to help you, it makes it so much easier. Also, the measurements they give you is way to big for US Dollar. Instead of 10″ I made it about 7″.

  9. Supreme Dictator // March 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm // Reply

    Easy very easy!

  10. Supreme Dictator // March 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm // Reply

    Lot simpler than than one I have made in the past 🙂

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