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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. Ducktivity123 // December 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm // Reply

    I make these they are fun, This is boss, I just made mine, This is cool, Very simple and best wallet, I know how to make 2 pokets.

  2. This is boss, I just made mine

  3. Pretty cool but a little bit confusing

  4. Mine is bumpy. Any advice?

  5. This is so cool! I am going to make my best friend one.

  6. Stickyricky42 // December 21, 2013 at 12:46 am // Reply

    Awesome blueprints

  7. it is lovely

  8. the best snipes ever // December 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm // Reply

    Just made mine this is boss I made a Georgia bulldogs one and a FaZe one too in ten minutes I recommend you to do this its simple

  9. I allready knew how to make the first part

  10. Totaly awesome i just made mine with marvel duct tape!So boss

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