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For a high quality, eco-friendly, and expandable paper wallet that will last you years check out the Tyvek wallet from PAPERWALLET.  
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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.

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).
 
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The Ph0enix made it!10 days ago
its an awesome idea and i was looking for a wallet and this instructable helped me in that. I've added some extra things like a coin pocket and closing flap. sorry for poor quality photos
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I don't know if this will be durable, but at least you can design in the way you like it..

SomnathS17 days ago

interesting :) what type of stuff in this paper ??

anyway keep it up :)

Very interestind work, thanks!

HaydenB623 days ago

it looks hard

That's cool and all, but how long can this wallet last?

I had made one of these back a number of years ago. I used thick paper stock (almost card stock) and it held up very well. Over time it got more worn in some edges, so the next one I made I put clear packing tape on the out side portions and it lasted a long time. Actually gearing up to make another one, just have to find some good thick paper.
MattJKF made it!1 month ago

Good for Dollars, not suitable for bigger Euros.
A very nice idea, also as a joke-present, but i won't sleep with my moneys inside a wallet so "unsafe".

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NathanG72 months ago

I love this instructable it makes a great wallet however the durability sucks this is just the plain truth. I made one of these a week ago from my sweaty pocket it broke down fast. well today I was making a new one as I looked over at my roll of 3m foil tape and I got it foil is pocket proof. so before i folded it according to this instructable I took my foil tape and covered one side of the sheet of paper with it then i just followed the instrustions keeping the foil side outwards for that first fold and i got this extremely shiny great wallet. As you can see from the 6th picture it is not that much thicker than the paper only one. I will update this in a week or so to talk about durability

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I bought this in a crafts exhibition long time ago but that was covered with a thin plastic inside-out. That's even cool.

nuthara4 months ago

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

JosephK6 made it!4 months ago

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

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HousseinM5 months ago

I made it , it is awsome

JuampaEK made it!6 months ago

Thanks, I made it!

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hilldomain6 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.

BlackmagicSpt7 months ago

really nice

LoveMarriage7 months ago

superb work.

Extra ordinary Work.

Nice Work Great Job sir.

VoodooSpells7 months ago

great spot

SunilKmar7 months ago

nice work.

varunkmar7 months ago

good

Yuvrajsingh7 months ago

nice work.

Rahulkmar7 months ago

Superb

haiders7 months ago

thanks for sharing

irfanhaider7 months ago

Fabulous.

elizazet7 months ago

good share

ccrow3 made it!7 months ago
nice ible, neat little wallet!
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nice work.

Nice one.

Nice Idea thanks for share this.

Superb work.

Vashikaran8 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Good info thanks for sharing.

nice sport thanks for share this.

good one.

nice one.

great work..

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