THE PERFECT PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!!!
Hello guys this is my first instructable! Ever since I found this instructable on making a wallet with the plastic circuit sheet from an old keyboard, I fell in love with this wallet design. I wanted to come up with a quick, durable, made with easy to find materials, customizable design for a wallet that requires NO TAPE!
I used the first prototype wallet I made for a whole year before posting the instructable to be sure the durable feature was true and... here it is :D
You are going to need:
1 - one A4 binder plastic page protector (sometimes called sleeve)
2 - one A3 print of the design provided in .pdf - you have to print the template on A3 paper (42,0x29,7cm). When printing you have to avoid any resizing, print at 100% (some printer will tell you that the template exceedes the printable area, ignore it).
3 - scissors
4 - stapler
5 - a sheet of paper with some cool illustration, it can be from an old illustrated book or or a postcard or whatever (the paper should be a little heavy)
Step 1: Preparation
2 - Fold the A3 sheet in half along the central line.
3 - Place it into the plastic sheet. Make sure the paper sheet is centered into the plastic sheet.
4 - Staple the two sheets together as shown.
Step 2: Cut!
1 - Cut the first two angles along the solid lines: note that this cuts are the same on both side.
2 - Turn the sheet and cut the other two angles but pay attention! Only one side has to be cut, the other side remains where it is (those two wings are going to be the fold that holds everything together... they are kinda important :D
3 - Now find the side made by three smaller rectangles and pinch the middle one with the scissor and cut it away.
4 - Cut the last side (same cut for both side this time) and open your completed template.
Step 3: FOLD!
A postcard would be the best but you can choose a page from an old illustrated book or magazine, or it can be a photo or your own print.
Just cut one side of the paper template (15,0 cm by 9,4 cm) and use it as a new smaller template to see if your choosen decoration fits. If it doesn't just cut the excess.
Now to the FOLD! Refer to the nice example pics I made with sketch-up (taking picture of a transparent plastic sheet was kinda a pain in the you know what)
1 - place the decoration on the plastic
2 - fold the first two panels
3 - fold again the panel that has the middle section missing
4 - fold the two "wings", note that each wing has a "ridge" and this is the part that goes inside the "sleeve" and keep the wallet closed and secured
5 - Insert the "ridge" of the "wing" inside the "sleeve"
6 - Press every fold with your nail to give it a solid shape
My wallet has been in use for a year now and though it is consumed it is still in perfect shape!
I hope you enjoyed it and use this design to make a lot of personalized Christmas presents!