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Waterproof Paper Wallet

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Make your own wallet out of recycled paper! It's completely waterproof and has a coin catching design. It doesn't matter if you spill juice or ketchup on your wallet, you could just simply wipe it and it all goes away! Glazed with a layer of "Clear Acrylic Laquer", the wallet can resist being torn.

If you had trouble finding a cheap and creative holiday gift or giveaway, this is the solution for your problem. It's also a great solution for panic buying! I made tons of these wallets and it barely cost me a penny. The slick and innovative design never ceases to the attract attention of friends. It may attract friends but may not attract snatchers! :D

10 Reasons - Why You Should Make This Wallet:
1st.) Anti-Theft (Less Attraction To Snatchers)
2nd.) Infinite skin designs (ex. Gift Wrapper, MTR Map, World Map, Brochure)
3rd.) Coin catching design (coins don't fall that easily)
4th.) Save the world - Recycle
5th.) Escape mainstream fashion
6th.) Slim Deign
7th.) Light Weight
8th.) Wipe And Clean
9th.) Blends in your office supplies (camo)
10th.) It doesn't tear, wilt or fray that easily (Waterproof)

 
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Step 1: Gathering The Materials

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- Clear Lacquer Spay Paint (for waterproofing)
- Yellow Pad Paper (your choice of design)
- Paper Bill (reference for your wallet's size)
- Multipurpose Glue (Elmer's Glue)
- Sharp Pair of Scissors
- 12 inch Rule

Step 2: Fold The Paper - "V Shaped Fold"

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Get 2 pieces of yellow pad paper. First, fold it into half then fold the excess paper inwards. You will need two so do the same for the other paper. Use you bill as a reference of your wallet's size.

Step 3: Glue Both Papers

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You'll need a long piece of paper to make your wallet, a single piece of yellow pad paper isn't enough. Simply glue them together to achieve the required length.

Step 4: Fold The Extended "V Folds"

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Fold the extended "v shaped" papers in half. Then trim the excess using your sharp pair of shears.

Step 5: Glue Both Ends - Form a Loop/ Ring

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Use your multipurpose glue to glue both ends together, this will form a loop/ ring. Then glue the lower end of your wallet (middle bill divider).
FahimChy6 months ago

nicely done! voted.

clearsapphire7 months ago
this is awesome! I'm totally going to make one using a map. You should show a picture with water beading up on the surface of the wallet to show how water-proof it is.
ASCAS (author)  clearsapphire7 months ago
If you <3 Hongkong then better make one out of a MTR map :D

I'll probably post a video the next time I make a wallet. I gave all of them away for our school's Christmas party.
moamenenoo7 months ago
Nice Wallet .. Thank You
ASCAS (author)  moamenenoo7 months ago
Thanks! :D
jojo53537 months ago
Awesoi! Thanks for sharing!
billbillt7 months ago
great
Very awesome idea! Would it be possible to spray the paper and then fold the wallet, or would that make gluing and folding too hard?
ASCAS (author)  Penolopy Bulnick7 months ago
Thanks! I experimented with the "spray first" but the PVA glue didn't stick very well. You can use a bottle of superglue if you wish to spray the wallet first. The super glue binds the sprayed paper very well!

- Happy Holidays! :D
tristanapruse7 months ago
Torn*
ASCAS (author)  tristanapruse7 months ago
Thanks for pointing that out.
bertwert7 months ago
Cool!
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