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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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12 Comments on How to Make a Duct-Tape Wallet

  1. foxtrot 4511 // July 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm // Reply

    i built a camoflauge wallet and it took me three minutes

  2. awsome for me

  3. Anonymous // July 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm // Reply

    Wallet is a little big but it is good

  4. very good

  5. happy camper 77 // June 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm // Reply

    Im a duct tape master and this is a real good shortcut


  7. Mr.Stufflez // June 14, 2015 at 9:41 pm // Reply

    Great! Worked out well for me. I get paid, like, $5/wallet

  8. it is hard at first due to the stickiness, but gets easier as you go. I made one for the first time and I did it by myself in about 25 minutes at age 12.

  9. Anonymous // June 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm // Reply

    Thanks it worked and I get paid to make them

  10. It tured out 😱 blah

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