Introduction: Awesome Duct Tape Wallet

Note- This is my first actual instructable so don't be too harsh

Also after i make it neat and add decoration i will add the new pictures

This is a wallet I made for myself based off of one i previously made. It has 1 main pocket, 1 pocket for an ID card and 6 pockets for normal cards and 1 secret pocket for anything that wouldn't fit in the card pocket.

also all measurements do not have to be perfect.

If you like it rate it and comment. if you make it post pictures.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Duct Tape (any color you want)
Exacto Knife
Ziploc Bag
Tin Foil or Paper
Surface to Cut on
Marker or Pen

Step 2: Making the Outside of the Wallet

First cut out a piece of tin foil or paper 8 6/8 inches by 3 5/8 inches

Then Cover Both Sides With Duct Tape and put this piece to the side

Step 3: Making the Inner Piece

This is the inner piece that will combine with the outside piece to form the main pocket.

This step is the same as the first step except the measurements are different.

First Cut Foil or Paper in a rectangle with the dimensions 8 5/8 inches by 3 1/2 inches

Step 4: Making the Card Pockets

This step will show how to make the pieces that will form the card pockets.

First cut two - 4inches by 3 1/2 inches pieces of foil or paper then cover with duct tape.

Then cut six - 1 7/8inches by 3 6/8 inches of foil or paper then cover in tape.

Step 5: Making the ID Pocket , Part 1

First cut out a piece of foil or paper 6 3/8 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

Lay this so the long way is horizontal.

Then fold it 3 6/8 inches from the right side to form a right angle

after this apply duct tape only to the smaller side

Step 6: Making the ID Pocket , Part 2

For this step you are going to need the Ziploc bag.

First Place your ID Card into the bottom right corner of the Ziploc bag (picture 2)

Second trace around the left and top edges of your card but leave a good amount(picture 3)

Third Cut just inside of the line you drew(picture 4)

Fourth Trim the bag so it fits on the piece you made in the previous step(picture 5 and 6)

Fifth trace a small semi-circle and cut it out so you can remove your card with ease(picture 7)

Sixth now tape this onto the piece that you made in step 5(look at picture 6 again)

Step 7: Making the ID Pocket , Part 3

Now you are going to need one of the 4 inch by 3 1/2 inch pieces and the piece you finished in the last step.

First lay the piece with the clear pocket face down

Then take the other piece and lay it on top of it(see picture 2)

Tape the two pieces together(see picture 2 again)

Step 8: Putting It All Together. Part 1:The Main Pocket

Get The Two Pieces from step 2 and 3

Lay them on top of each other with the bigger one on the bottom(see picture)

Then Tape them together on the left side the bottom and the right side(see picture again)

Step 9: Putting It All Together. Part 2:The Card Pockets

Now go get all those smaller pieces we made before and the ID Pocket

First Lay the 4 inch by 3 1/2 inch piece on the left side and the ID pocket on the right side(picture 1& 2)

Second tape these pieces down(picture 1 again)

Third take the little pocket pieces and get a piece of tape bigger than it. then take the pocket piece and place it in the middle of the tape. then tape it over the 4 inch by 3 1/2 inch piece and the ID Piece (see pictures 3,4,5 and 6)

Now you're done

Step 10: Make It Neat and Decorate

Now you are done.

If it is messy go over the messy places with tape to give it a neater look.

Then you can go ahead and decorate it with multiple colors of duct tape or stickers or anything else you can think of.


awesomeness12345 made it! (author)2010-05-30

I made it and it was awesome

kslattery2 made it! (author)2013-07-13


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kholly made it! (author)2013-01-23

I used YouTube, way easier

kholly made it! (author)2013-01-23

I made a camo one and its sweet

alindley made it! (author)2012-04-26

I made one of these previously, and i am considering making another one with some minor adjustments. i have found that cards can often fall down insode the pockets, or get stuck on tape at the bottom of the pocket depending on whether you follow picture 3 (as i did with some) or whether you overlap a bit at the bottom (as i did with others). i would suggest possibly another bit of tape at the bottom folded so that the waxy side is facing "inwards", towrds where the cards will sit.

ColleenG made it! (author)2011-02-11

I've used two peices of clear packaging tape place against each other to for a clear "cover, just do that twice and you've got this!

alindley made it! (author)alindley2012-04-26

another way is to use a piece of OHP or similar plastic, thats what i'm planning on doing (although using tape makes it a "proper" tape wallet lol)

YellowBlu Co. made it! (author)2011-12-19

do u have to use tin foil or paper? why do u use it?

alindley made it! (author)alindley2012-04-26

it just allows you to get the right size peices without having to worry about the duct tape sticking to everything while you measure it

derekk made it! (author)2011-09-21

DuctSkin! Affordable duct tape wallets for the masses!

derekk made it! (author)2011-09-21

everyone, please like my facebook page "DuctSkin" on facebook! it is my duct tape wallet company! Help a fellow artisan!

average joe 1999 made it! (author)2011-08-14

I see what your "extra piece and hole are for. you would tuck it in as a latch. Right?

astaley made it! (author)2011-07-20

I just didnt do the tin foil but still not done :P

silentkarl made it! (author)2011-07-19

make a video on youtube thats gonna be awesome

jacmaster88 made it! (author)2009-03-07

Do you need to add duct tape to the front AND back of the smaller side?

troyqaz made it! (author)troyqaz2009-05-05

I have no idea!

rawrulz17 made it! (author)rawrulz172011-02-09

yes you do

troyqaz made it! (author)troyqaz2009-05-05

i think so.

saitaiable child made it! (author)2011-01-29

Is that a knitting machine on the other round table in photo i ?

Goodhart made it! (author)Goodhart2011-01-30

The table on the left appears to have some notebooks on it.

saitaiable child made it! (author)saitaiable child2011-01-30

Ah. A matter of scale .

bubblebut made it! (author)2010-12-18

i tried to do it but I failed

ninjasfly made it! (author)2010-12-15

you dont need paper or foil just paste 2 sides of dt together holds up fine

maethor made it! (author)2010-11-24

why infoil?

2h1t w1p30ut made it! (author)2010-06-19

Would you be able to send me instructions on making it two colored? if so email: or if anyone is able to do that. Please respond or tell me how

CamillaLuvzMusic made it! (author)CamillaLuvzMusic2010-10-30

just use different duct tape for the different parts, i.e. use a different color for the credit card slots

troyqaz made it! (author)2009-05-05

This is taking a long time.

jagnat4000 made it! (author)jagnat40002010-03-13


Jimmy Proton made it! (author)Jimmy Proton2010-08-27


Ripstikr27 made it! (author)2010-06-11

Jeez... An hour and a half of my life has gone by putting tape on tin foil

janhunter made it! (author)2009-07-10

i dont understand!

jamesdude made it! (author)jamesdude2010-05-23

i dont either

jagnat4000 made it! (author)2010-03-14

should I cover the back as well?

Mongo Of Fire made it! (author)2009-05-31

why not just make two outer ones? why does one have to be smaller?

jagnat4000 made it! (author)jagnat40002010-03-13

so that the outer one folds over the inner one neatly without overlapping at the edges.

iSpazz2 made it! (author)2009-12-27

 i did mine in lime green duct tape. you can find it at hobby lobby and it looks awesome so far

mattspd made it! (author)2009-10-16

i dont get this with the folding and all.

jumpertoad made it! (author)2009-10-07

you did great for your first instructable!!!!!!!!!!!! 
this is the best one ive seen yet!

grannyjj made it! (author)2009-08-08

what picture?? Directions too vague..

grannyjj made it! (author)2009-08-08

directions not very clear!! Which way does the 4 x 31/2 lay?

sharlston made it! (author)2009-08-07

woaa thats well good,neat design -sharlston

swimmer95 made it! (author)2009-07-22

what is the "secret pocket" for and how do you get to it?

AznPanda made it! (author)2009-03-06

I think mine turned out really well :O ur instructions weren't very precise so half way through i just made mine some other way but the basic design :o This one has 6 card pockets 1 ID pocket 1 Coin pocket and 2 Money pockets >.> i dont know about the others but yeah

Gh{O}sT made it! (author)Gh{O}sT2009-06-21

nice :D

buttonhead made it! (author)2009-06-18

Hey thanks a bunch for posting this i just made one and it looks awesome! :)

Mongo Of Fire made it! (author)2009-06-01

Is the secret pocket just another enterance to the first pocket? Because that's the way it looks...

Mongo Of Fire made it! (author)Mongo Of Fire2009-06-02

wait, never mind...

Mongo Of Fire made it! (author)2009-05-31

why so big?

Mongo Of Fire made it! (author)Mongo Of Fire2009-05-31

wait, nvm

bazrakin made it! (author)2009-05-30

chrome leather!

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