BUT they still look cool!
So this funky blue tape is now a wallet.
As illustrated, this wallet will make you wealthy (and yes, that is real money) (and no, you can't have some).
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Step 1: Gather the stuff
Fine. Do what I did and hit up the thrift store...
Some old tapes
Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
a sewing machine or needle and thread
Small scraps of cloth
A zipper (or buttons, or whatever other closure you can dream up).
Step 2: DESTRUCTION
Some tapes (newer ones) are sealed together with plastic or glue. You'll need the little flathead screwdriver to pry these open.
Older ones often have screws (hence the mini phillips head)
Now pull out all of the innards. You can use the actual tape for shiny streamers, or do what I did. Give it to the kids. They spent 2 hours wrapping them around the house to see how long they were.
See all the bumpy plastic crap on the inside?
This has to go. Use the pliers to pull/hack it off.
Step 3: Get Crafty
Salvage some zipper from some garment.
(mine came from a particularly atrocious vinyl raincoat.