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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.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A DUCT-TAPE WALLET

  • Duct tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or utility knife

WHAT YOU’LL DO TO MAKE A DUCT-TAPE WALLET

Step 1:ย 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 1โ„4” overlap.

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

Step 3:ย 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:ย 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:ย 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:ย 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:ย 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:ย Fold and adhere a 1″ strip onto the 5″ edge. Trim the pocket to 4″ long.

Step 10:ย Using 1โ„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. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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