How to make a stylish yet functional Gaffer/Duct Tape Wallet that will last until you get bored of it because mine is 5 years old and has not broken yet and is showing no signs of giving up.
This Instructable will help you make your own personalised wallet including card holders, coin partition and pen holder. These wallets are very durable and should last for as long as you need them too mine has lasted five years so far and my brothers even longer. If something does go wrong and a piece does peel off then all you need to do to repair it is put a new piece of tape over the part that came off. good as new!
The silver one with the pen holder is an exact copy of my old high quality expensive leather wallet that broke after 6 months, the duct tape replacement lasted 10 times longer and is still going.
These wallets are also good conversation points as people are always commenting on them ether because they are impressed it is made out of tape and not just an old wallet covered in tape or because of the miniature pen which is very useful.
Step 1: Get Everything You Need Together
Gather the materials and tools you will need, don't skimp on the tape, buy some decent stuff because the cheap stuff is weaker, leaves a sticky residue and smells, literally not metaphorically. Also clear of your desk or work bench so that you have a large flat area to work on, trust me this will make life much easier.
Duct Tape, any brand will do but you get what you pay for.
Sharp pair of scissors and a Sharp knife like a Stanley blade or craft knife is helpful.
A perminant marker and ruler is helpful if your willing to put some thought into the wallets design and have any experience with designing and drawing paterns or nets.
Think about what size wallet you want and what features you want it to have. If you have an existing wallet that you would like to make a copy of in tape then get it and take all the relevant measurements. Write all your dimensions down about how deep you want it and how wide etcetera.
Note: if your scissors stop cutting effectively wipe them with a damp cloth and they will cut better because you have removed the adhesive residue that builds up on the blades.