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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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13 Comments on How to Make a Duct-Tape Wallet

  1. supa cool

  2. Natsu Dragneel // December 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm // Reply

    This is a cool prject but hard like very, very hard.

  3. the wallet is awesome and this is a fun way to make stuff

  4. Poopyfacettttttt // May 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm // Reply

    Yes it was frustrating but fun it turned out really cool

  5. I gave it to my friend. it was fun to make

  6. grizzlyking // April 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm // Reply

    Pretty good! We made one awhile back and I still have it. We added washi tape to it. Other wise used gray duct tape. 😅😅

  7. Dude I love my new wallet it looks so cool, was cheap to make and all I had to use was stuff laying around the house. But it did take a while. Though it was totally worth it!!!!

  8. Made this wallet for my 5 year old son. It was pretty easy to make and looks pretty cool! Took me about 20 minutes but I’m sure if I did it again I could do it in 10 minutes. Thanks!

  9. what does 10 long mean?

  10. It was so hard to do and i didnt get it i jusf wasted my tape for this junk

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