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It's a magic wallet, made out of duct tape. The magic wallet has been done before, but I decided to make one, dirt cheap. This should last a while, and if it gets destroyed, just take another fifteen minutes and make another one.

The story behind it...
Well, I was watching QVC, and I saw that they were selling "magic wallets" for 20 dollars for a set of two. I thought, OMG, who in their right mind would pay that much for something that they can make with stuff around their house?? So, I decided to make one, on the cheap, with stuff in my bedroom. And I came up with this.

There is a magic wallet instructable out there already, and it is good, if you know how to sew.

If you like my Instructable, rate it please!!
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Step 1: Crap You Need

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Don't need much, you need:
-Duct Tape (for colors, go to Wal-Mart, they have every color imaginable)
-Stiff Cardboard (I used an old Converse shoebox)
-Altoid tin (trace this for wallet shape)
- You don't need an altoid box specifically, you could use a playing card, or anything wallet shaped that will fit cards into it.

Step 2: Cut Your Cardboard

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You need to trace the Altoid tin (the top, it's bigger), onto cardboard twice, then cut it out.

Step 3: Cover Cardboard With Duct Tape

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Cover each side of both pieces of cardboard with duct tape. Then trim the excess off of the sides.
Sure, the wallet is not 100 percent duct tape, but if you don't use cardboard, it will be flimsy, and not work so well.

Step 4: Create Straps

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Put two pieces of foot long duct tape on top of each other to create one big strap.
Then cut the big one in half, hotdog style.
Then take the two strips, and cut them both hotdog style again to get four straps.

Step 5: Attach Straps

You need to take two strips and attach them horizontally on one of the "cards". If you are using an Altoid tin, put them between one and two centimeters from the top and bottom. then secure with a piece of tape. If you are not using an Altoid tin, make sure that a dollar bill's height is longer than the space inbetween the straps.

Then, flip over the card so that the straps are on the left, under the card. As in picture three.

Next, fold the straps over the card, so that they go right. As in picture four.

Place the other card on top, so that the straps are sandwiched between the two cards. Then trim the straps so that they are one to two centimeters away from the edge.

Last, use a piece of tape to attach the strap ends to the back of the card on top.

Step 6: Attach Straps Part Deux

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Now you need to attach the two other straps.

Open the two cards and put the straps on the bottom card, in X formation. The two ends on the left need to go through the straps, as in picture one. Then place the top card on the bottom card again.

Trim the ends so that the straps are, once again, one centimeter away from the edges.

Make sure that the x straps do not overlap the horizontal straps, and that they are inbetween the horizontal straps.

Then tape the ends to the back of the cards. For the right side, tape the ends to the back card. For the left side, tape the ends to the front.

Step 7: Check Your Wallet

Get a dollar, and open up your wallet, and put it in, and close the wallet.

Then open it from the other side.

Then close it, and open it again from the side you started with.

Step 8: Add Pockets

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If you want pockets for your ID, credit card, etc. you need to put about three inches of tape sticky side up on your wallet. then put another three inch strip on top of it, also sticky side up, so that you have a wide piece of tape. make sure it is wider than your card. then put some tape face down on it to cover the sticky stuff, and you have a pocket.

You can make as many pockets as you want, on the front and on the back.

Step 9: Hooray!!

You've now completed your geek wallet. Rejoice!!
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Aubrienna1 month ago

This was a really awesome project. I made one with my little sisters fave duct tape and she really likes it. One thing that will be good to know: The off brand duct tape is narrower than a card. It really is. So I had to make a few adjustments. But that's fine. Btw I love Doctor Who, if that is what your name is off of.

tinycatd1 month ago

I have tried to make many wallets out of duct tape, but I'm never patient enough to finish. It looks soooo easy!

jacob su2 months ago
wow, i am Chinese duct tape manufacturer, I can offer you this kind of duct tape, my skype is jacobsuwei and whatsapp is +86 132 0390 9303
BluegrassJazz3 months ago

This looks so fun and easy! I love duct tape.

aliwood made it!4 months ago
I made so many of them! They are so fun to make and impress everyone!
cclark65 made it!4 months ago
amazing instructable! keep on instructableing!
EmeterioO7 months ago


ShajiS7 months ago

can make fancy mobile covers for mobile phones using duct tape??? pls post :)

Make the pocket for credit cards out of aluminum foil so it can block RIFD readers.

Thanks to your wallet I now have a fashionable look!!! :)
DUO00372 years ago
it is awesome
How do I post a pic??!!
courtzandme2 years ago
Violetkitty that is a good idea
courtzandme2 years ago
I am so going to try this, it looks awesome
O_o I've seen duct tape wallets, but this one is just MATH-MATICAL!!!! (I LUV adventure time!)
EpicNomical2 years ago
I found out some small phones (Like my Samsung Flight II) work fro a nice pattern, if not too rounded.
qwerty9874 years ago
i made 2 small and one for my ipod.
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Thats something ill never be able to do
it is easyer than it looks i'm making one for my iphone now
Now that's fresh
account3r23 years ago
Duct tape is one of the best inventions ever!!!
if there wasn't for 42 and wikipedia, duct tape would be the answer to everything.
there is meant to be it
Or is it?
To be determined...
Sulik7 years ago
three times a lady
Doctor What (author)  Sulik7 years ago
Sup Doctor, nice name
I'd just like to know, anyone seen River lately?
Just don't blink.
I'll try. Because...
the angels have the phonebox
Well, maybe a Jelly Baby would help?
Yes. Or, a banana? Bananas are good. ALWAYS TAKE A BANANA TO A PARTY.
Or some tea and jammie dodgers
Or Some fish fingers and custard.
*Impressed with doctor who fan*
That was like... all I could think of... lol
All good :). you did well, young one
you doctorwhoians, crack me up :)
I believe we are called Whovians. Do your research :)
ah touche`
Are you a whovian, then?
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