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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. This awesome!

  2. This is genius!

  3. my name is jeff // June 5, 2015 at 11:04 am // Reply

    Awesome sauce

  4. AWESOME this is so cool!

  5. I HATE THIS // May 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm // Reply

    I wasted over 50″ of duct tape. I looked at what i made after and it looked like trash. So i just HATE this.

  6. This was a very good project for my children and I. Good thinking!

  7. Do you know how many wallets you can make out of one roll?

  8. Cool how fun

  9. the d man // May 22, 2015 at 3:43 pm // Reply


  10. Easy and fun!! me and my four year old made this with frozen duct tape. I was trying to post a picture but can’t figure out how.

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