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Create a wallet from five one dollar bills. Why keep money in your wallet, when your money can be the wallet?

This instructable was originally called "The Billet", but in order to enter the wallet contest, the name was changed to The Five Dollar Wallet. The wallet is very durable, mostly because it is made of US currency.

This is the poor man's version of a rich man's wallet!

This is my first instructable, so please post comments
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Step 1: Create the Backing

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Cut a piece of plain printer paper so that it is the size of a dollar bill. Then, using clear tape, attach the two short sides of the dollar to the paper backing to make a loop shape.

Step 2: Add Inner Lining

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To keep the right orientation on all the pieces, make sure to tape them exactly as shown. Flip the previous step over, and tape another dollar to the back along the top edge. This will be the lining of the large cash pocket.

Step 3: Create the Card Pocket

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Fold another dollar bill (#3) in half so it chops Washington's face in half from top to bottom. Insert a credit card into the bill. Now, fold over the edges around the card and tape down so they won't come undone. It should now be a pocket. Be careful not to make the folds too tight, or a card may not slide into it easily and it may tear.

Step 4: Add the Inside

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Unfold the outside and inner liner from before. Tape an additional dollar (#4) to the right as shown. The dollar that has the paper lining attached should be on the far left. This new dollar will become the inside of the wallet. Tape along the edge good, because this is the bottom that will hold the cash in the wallet! Because of how the wallet will be folded, you should apply the tape to the side opposite of that shown in the picture.
Couldn't you just use another dollar instead of printer paper?
do you put leather in it? :)
asian sycho5 years ago
 Awe some man! I'mma try this now ! How'd youlearn this without reapetedly using dollar bills? what if you made an opps on the tape is what. Youre creative!

Halotriple36 years ago
did this with 100$ bills and it looks so tight!!
 If it's not loose enough, how can you put money in it?
It was a little hard to understand. Advice for better wording think of better words. But good job. Ill rate this 4 stars.
You...like...that it is more expensive...
Sunny1246137 years ago
first off I love this instructable except i kinda used all of my money on gum. (and do not ask me how old I a I will not reply if you do)
great instructable
he coppied Eswolowski's idea just a little diffrently made
ya'll need to stop acting like kindergartners "he copied he copied!!! get over it ive seen 5 year olds act more mature than you all
snipe0 (author)  Azn Hitman8 years ago
I didn't realize that there was another dollar wallet design up until after I posted.
snipe0 (author)  TeacherOfTheWays8 years ago
if you look at the other dollar wallet design, its different.
"teacheroftheways" urs is more expensive that i like, but his is more lighter u r evenly matched
He used 5 bills less than you "Teacheroftheways"
after i did this i smiled almost as much as when someone said badger
you are silly, now when someone says badger i crack up laughing. <8 0
this is a good idea; however, adding lamenate would make it better.