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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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14 Comments on How to Make a Duct-Tape Wallet

  1. I wasted duck tape I followed every step and I done it right but when I got done it would not open I will never get on this website again I wasted money , time, and duct tape so , THANKS ALOT.

  2. Taylor T@$@! // January 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm // Reply

    Soooooo cool I made one this morning

  3. i made one without instructions. it turned out well!

  4. thats amazing…i got to go im going to make 1 myself!

  5. just made money wont come out of wallet something wrong

  6. thankyou boys life this helped me with my duck tape wallet it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. i have never made a duck tape wallet and this really helped

  8. Mine is so bad 😛

  9. I have a lot of trouble makin these so I think this has has helped me a lot thanks

  10. This is kinda confusing at the end but cool

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