Introduction: Monopoly Money Wallet

This is my entrance into the Gorilla Glue Make it stick contest, so please vote if you think it deserves it.

This is a wallet made from monopoly money and contact paper based on theRIAAsPaper Wallet. It's lightweight, durable, thin, and most importantly of all, it's made of monopoly money!





Step 1: What You'll Need

-Monopoly Money (Around 20 notes)
-Clear Contact Paper (usually used for covering books)
-Glue

-Marker
-Ruler
-Cutting Mat & Knife / Scissors

Step 2: The Glueing

Lay out the monopoly money in a 4 x 5 grid. There are some important descisions to be made here. Rows or random? Should the numbers face the same way. These are just some of the very important descisions you will have to make during this step.

Glue the monopoly money together end to end in strips of 4. Then glue those strips together. You'll now have a sheet of monopoly money paper.

Cover the sheet in your contact paper on both sides. this makes the wallet very durable.

Step 3: The Folding & Measuring & Cutting

One of the advantages of making your own, is that you can decide exactly how big you want your wallet to be, so decide on the length and breadth of your wallet. (All US Dollar notes are 6.35 centimeters high, and a €50 note is 7.7cm high)

Fold the sheet over on itself with at least twice your desired height from from the fold to the edge on each side.

Measure the height from the fold to the edge on both sides and mark in your required measurement with you marker.

Cut between the two marks.

Step 4: More Folding & Measuring & Cutting

Fold the two sides in half, into the original fold. Fold the wallet again in the middle.

Now you have to trim the sides off. Measure the desired width from the center fold on both sides(mine is 9.5 cm) and add on 1.5 cm (this will be the flaps which will lock the wallet together). Mark at least two points this distance from the center. Now cut along the line of these points.

Draw in an "X" in the center on cut from point to point, this will be the entrance to the pockets in the wallet.

Draw a 1.5cm line along each one of the folds, and cut along these lines. Fold in and glue down every second flap.

Step 5: Finishing Up

Fold the inside flap into the inside flap, and then the outside flap into the outside pocket.

Repeat on the other side.

It'll be all sealed up now.

Step 6: The End

You're done. enjoy your new wallet.

Comments

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kklco (author)2012-03-19

"And don't worry, it was the fifth one"
Actually laughed out loud :)
Cute monopoly money idea!

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bjyebisu (author)2011-09-11

Hey, I just made one using my Star Wars Monopoly money. Very Awesome.

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splazem (author)2011-09-04

Awesome!

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jnifrwebb (author)2010-10-12

Am I the only one having a problem adding something to favorites after I vote on it? I had to unvote then favorite, then vote again.

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mynameisronan (author)2010-10-03

It doesn't need to be gorilla glue, just any kind of adhesive.

"The rules are simple: make a new Instructable that involves an adhesive to enter the contest. It can be a product from Gorilla Glue or not, just as long as it's stuck together and it's awesome."

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