Introduction: Vinyl Wallet (Duct Tape Wallet Redux)
I was too cheap to go buy some good duct tape and realized I could make a duct tape wallet from my sign vinyl scraps, and I have way more color choices.
Step 1: Materials
I'm a signmaker in So. Oregon and as a result have many scraps of different kinds of materials at my disposal
I had been wanting to try a duct tape wallet for some time but was too cheap to pay $4 to $5 bucks a roll (not too mention the time to track down colors) to make 1 wallet. I was doing up some banners for a customer today and the light went on I could use my vinyl scraps to build a wallet.
Pictured is a sampling of colors available in the vinyl plus there are many specialty vinyls such as metallics, wood grains, and diamond plate.
Step 2: Make Your Vinyl Sheets
Jackie (my daughter) and I cut the vinyl into oversize sheets and attached them adhesive to adhesive using Rapid Tac to get a smoother sheet than if we had tried it dry. Here she has the larger sheet for the bills already made and she's making a smaller pcket for cards.
Step 3: More Pockets
Here Jackie is cutting a second card pocket with a dollar bill and albertsons preffered customer card for reference.
Step 4: Window for I.D. Pocket
We used packaging tape for the I.D. window, again using Rapid Tac to get a smooth clear window
Step 5: Put It All Together
Here we're getting ready to assemble the wallet
Step 6: Finished
Jackie doesnt have her creative license yet so she's using my drivers license to show off the window pocket
Due to the vinyl being much thinner than duct tape (7 to 9 mils) you may want to use some card stock between the sheets of vinyl or just use more layers.
To get your own vinyl got to your local sign maker and ask for their scraps that still have backing paper