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To create your own paper wallet from a normal piece of paper follow these instructions: 

One sheet of 8.5 by 11 paper folded, with minimal cutting, and one piece of tape = durable, seamless, useable, write-onable, minimalist wallet.

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Step 1: Hamburger fold squared

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neatly fold the 8.5"x11" sheet of paper in half (to look like a hamburger shape as opposed to a skinny hot dog fold). open it, and fold the two flaps into the middle, so it is split in 4 (second picture).

Step 2: Fold in 1/2 and then crease

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now fold the paper in 1/2 perpendicular to the other folds and crease from the folds you just made. notice how it has a natural tendency to stay closed, this is the basic wallet shape. now unfold.

Step 3: Cut

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Cut along the black lines (viewed from the inside) please note picture comments.

Step 4: Fold flaps

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fold the 2nd and 4th flaps from the top inside on either side.

Step 5: Tape

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tape the lower cut (not the diamond) so both sides are flush, your paper will not be flat anymore.

NOTE: this step can be done after step 7, it will be harder, but the wallet will lay flatter and be more square.

you can also put a small piece of tape at the top of the diamond (on the 2nd panel down)
as this is now the wallets weakest point

now refold, like in step 2

Step 6: Crease again

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neatly crease the wallet starting from the back to the edges. 2 flaps should be sticking out of each end of the wallet.
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That's cool and all, but how long can this wallet last?

nuthara1 month ago

I tried but the last step was too hard so I just gave up

JosephK6 made it!1 month ago

nice! I made it! (It's upside down pic.)

HousseinM1 month ago

I made it , it is awsome

JuampaEK made it!2 months ago

Thanks, I made it!

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hilldomain2 months ago

this is not an original idea. its been done before. not a criticism but for those who are worried about copying it it would be fine or making another instructable. I have made them from A4 paper size it its just too small for Japanese yen. Also the flaps should be taped really well because the cards get caught on any un-taped paper inside the pockets. I also felt the cars could fall out too easily- the wallet is not stiff enough to

great work

good one.

BlackmagicSpt3 months ago

really nice

LoveMarriage3 months ago

superb work.

Extra ordinary Work.

Nice Work Great Job sir.

VoodooSpells3 months ago

great spot

SunilKmar3 months ago

nice work.

varunkmar3 months ago


Yuvrajsingh3 months ago

nice work.

Rahulkmar3 months ago


haiders3 months ago

thanks for sharing

irfanhaider3 months ago


elizazet4 months ago

good share

ccrow3 made it!4 months ago
nice ible, neat little wallet!

nice work.

Nice one.

Nice Idea thanks for share this.

Superb work.

Vashikaran4 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Good info thanks for sharing.

nice sport thanks for share this.

good one.

nice one.

great work..

great spot

Nice Work Great Job sir.

This is awesome

Great work. Its very useful.

HarryLaine10 months ago

useful project for me thanx

very nice indeed

davidbarcomb5 months ago

Thanks for this! I like it

sarah992 made it!6 months ago

made with travel magazine. I like it!

this guy does really nice ones. I wish i knew how he does it.

see link -

I made mine out of cartoons from the newspaper and "laminated" it with packaging tape. Love the design by the way
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