Picture of Instructables Paper Wallet Hacked! (2 ways) and NEW DESIGN
Make your own original "Instructables Paper Wallet" with some graphics from the web and this Instructable!

While the Instructables website was undergoing some changes and was unavailable, there was an option to download a paper wallet project (see photo). Well, since my printer is out of ink, I thought I would improve the paper wallet design with some graphics and the Instructables Logo. After posting my creation in the forum section, I was encouraged to write an Instructable showing all of you how I did this. (Thanks to kelseymh, Kiteman and monsterlego for the encouragement). :D
  • Option 1: Create a paper wallet by following this instructable (using a graphics editing program).
  • Option 2: Go the LAST STEP in this instructable to make a paper wallet WITHOUT using a graphics program.
  • Option 3: Save and PRINT one of the completed paper wallet designs (and fold to make a paper wallet using the folding "wallet instructions").

TIP: If you want to protect your newly printed paper wallet design, you may want to cover the print with clear, wide packing tape, (or laminate) before cutting the white parts out and before folding.

Check out the last photo here to see how the (denim design) paper wallet looks completed.
(Thanks to TheGeek1984 for taking the photo's for me since my printer is still out of ink).

PDF's (Right click on the PDF files below and open in a new window. Save the files to your computer to follow this instructable, OR, print the completed wallet design from this instructable if you would just rather make the paper wallet).


canucksgirl (author) 3 years ago
All PDF files have been updated and can be downloaded from Instructables!
(see introduction).
Garagebrand1 month ago
I made a real rough trial one out of old cardboard! I never made a real one because the trial lasted 2 and a bit years! Surprisingly hardy. It even got wet a few times.
SusanP11 year ago

I was looking for a cub scout craft for the theme Dollars and Sense, quick, simple and can be individualized , perfect

Pfarmkid3 years ago
I made it and its awesome thanks canucksgirl
Just wish I had Ps
canucksgirl (author)  Pfarmkid3 years ago
Awesome... Thank you. :-)
TheGeek19843 years ago
Just made it! Once I get my hands on some clear packing tape, I'll feel better about putting it in my pocket.
canucksgirl (author)  TheGeek19843 years ago
Hey that's awesome! Maybe you can post a pic when its all taped up? I'd like to see how it turned out (my darn printer is still out of ink). ;)
It looks pretty awesome all put together. Just a couple things though, I wish that in between the card holders was the same denim design, and the tag on the pocket that says "Instructables" is mirrored...other than that it's awesome! My favorite part is on the back, the worn spot matches my favorite pair of jeans! :)
canucksgirl (author)  TheGeek19843 years ago
Gotcha... Thanks for posting the pic's. It helps me see how it turned out (lol). The text obviously needs fixing. For the white parts, the only thing I can do is include a second pdf, that you'd use to print on other side of the same sheet of paper. It's something I can do if you, (and you think others) would like it?

Any other request? I'm actually kinda bored right now, and I could have version 2.0 done here fairly quick.
I'm up for trying out version 2.0. Maybe just a denim strip on the bottom? I'd also forgotten (it was midnight here) it's worth mentioning, if you're building by instruction, cut out the cut-outs first, then flip over to the blank side and start folding. Otherwise the design is all on the inside and you have a white wallet with a plaid card pocket.
canucksgirl (author)  TheGeek19843 years ago
Thanks. I already started on the changes, and then built an entirely new design too (which I'll post). So I'll upload those a little later when I get the rest of the "step by step" parts done. I'll also have a look at the folding instructions. They're actually the instructions from Instructables, but I agree with a design, it's worth mentioning more info. I made up a file for the denim strip (to print on the reverse), and added a few details around the opening (so that it stands out a bit more). I think also for the written instructions, I'll suggest that if you want to add clear packing tape, to do so after printing and before cutting and folding (as I think it'll be easier).

Thanks again for all your feedback. It's really appreciated. I'll comment back when I have the changes uploaded. ;)
You're welcome! As for the folding design, the directions for the wallet have you fold everything in, so initially when I did it I could see that something was amiss. But once I flipped the paper it came out fine. So flap 5 ends up in the place of flap 1. And I'd be happy to try out your new design!
canucksgirl (author)  TheGeek19843 years ago
Okay, I finally got this instructable updated. I hope you like the modifications to the denim wallet. Make sure to check out the new design! There are additional pdf files for each design so that you can print the pattern onto the back side (eliminating the white area of the card slot). ~ Thanks again for all your time and feedback!
Not a problem! :)
monsterlego3 years ago
Very good!
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego3 years ago
Thanks. :D
NP if i knew how to use Photoshop i would do this.
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego3 years ago
Ah ha... see I thought of that. :D - If you check out Step 6, I gave a mini-tutorial on how to hack this project using absolutely NO graphics programs. It's a little basic, but it works!
it is very easy to just do it in photoshop though...
canucksgirl (author)  iproberry13 years ago
It is! :)

So are you going to make your own paper wallet and post your photo here when you're done??? ;)
sunshiine3 years ago
Thanks for sharing! I printed page six. Here is the picture:
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canucksgirl (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Thanks for sharing sunshiine!

If you want the full sized color image, you can download the PDF from the introduction - or you could try making your own design!

Step 6 explains how to make a pattern/theme for the paper wallet using ONLY printed images from the internet (try Google images).
cataract3 years ago
Lovely guide :D photoshop adds to it.
canucksgirl (author)  cataract3 years ago
Thank you. I hope you make your own!
kelseymh3 years ago
Very nice, indeed!
canucksgirl (author)  kelseymh3 years ago
Thank you. Not only for the compliment but for quoting "Kiteman's Law". :D