Chips Bag Wallet

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Introduction: Chips Bag Wallet

About: I'm a social-worker, working with 12 - 23 year-olds. I used to be a printer. In 2018 I opened a small makerspace (www.imdib.nl) in my house, where I have lasercutters, 3d-printers, Arduino's, Mindstorms and ...

This chips bag wallet isn't better than many of the other wallets on this site. (especially this one I really like: Potato-Chip-Bag-Wallet) This is just the type of wallet I use for some time now that I wanted the share with you.

  • It is really easy to make
  • It is free.
  • It is extremely compact
  • It is flat in my pocket
  • It just works for me

Step 1: You Will Need

Materials:

  • chips bag(s)

Tools:

  • Sealing machine
  • Scissors

Step 2: Wash the Bags

First the easiest part: eat the chips :)

Normally chips are greasy and crumbly, so you need to wash out the chips bag(s). This is the part of this project that takes up the most time.

I sometimes turn them inside out to wash them and I put them upside down to dry.

Step 3: Cut to Size

Some chips bags have exactly the width I want, so you only have to cut the hight, but in this case I had to cut both.

First measure how high you want your wallet to be. For me that is the hight of my credit cards.

Use the scissors to cut the bag.

For now we are not cutting the width yet.

Step 4: Seal the Wallet

I put the money and the cards in separate compartments.

If you use a sealer like mine, you put half of your carts in de bag and use the sealer to make the compartment for them. The slag in the bag will make enough room for all your cards.

Measure how much width you need for your money and make the next seal.

My sealer has a knife build in to cut off the excess material. If yours doesn't, you use your scissors.

Step 5: Finished

Thats all!

Put your stuff in it, and wrap the money around the cards and you have a really compact, free, easy to make wallet.

It normally takes me less than 5 minutes to make one (without the cleaning) and they last more than two months before I need to make a new one.

I could make more in advance, but I never do.

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    I've been using a chip bag as a wallet for a few years now. I love it. I like your idea of using the sealer.

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    You have the same chips at the Lidl in Ireland? ;)

    No, Dutch.

    Awesome upcycle, I think it looks really cool. Not to mention a great tribute to ones personal favorite snack.

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    Thank you

    I love any projects which reuse, reduce, and recycle.
    Thank you for the nice Instructible.
    Rima

    1 reply

    Thank you. I love reusing.

    Thank You