Introduction: Giftcard Wallet

ever wondered what to do with those used up starbucks giftcards? well, here's a pretty cool way to get rid of em.

Step 1: Preparation

you will only need a few materials for this project, as it is very simple. all you will need is: a pair of scissors, 3-4 giftcards, and a roll of tape(preferably black electric tape).

Step 2: Assembly

next, line up your giftcards as shown below, and then, as shown in the second picture, flip them over.

Step 3: Taping

All you have to do is tape these together like in the picture. Now they should fold inward.

Step 4: Folding

here is the first one i made. as you can see, the second picture is of how it should fold inward

Step 5: $bill Holder

Ok, now get your 4th card and cut it into thirds(shown below as picture 1 and 2).

Step 6: Frame

next, open back up your origanal 3 taped together cards(1st picture).heres the tricky part... get your 3 parts from the one you cut up, and outline the bottom and left side of the three(shown in picture 2).

Step 7: Frame2

now that you have seen how the frame should go on, you have to tape it. start with the left side. tape one of the thirds onto it. as shown on the left of picture 1 and 2, you should now have a flap.

Step 8: Frame3

now that you have made the left side, its time to work on the bottom.(in the picture, the left flap is folded down.)ok, so now you have to cut the bottom flap on the line where the two giftcards connect(for me it is bettween the two red ones).as shown in picture 2.

Step 9: Frame4

now the bottom flap should fold, as it has to when the wallet folds up(picture 1). next, tape the bottom flap to the bottom from the inside(picture2)now both flaps should fold up(picture 3). now, (in the bottom left corner) tape together the bottom flap and the left flap(picture 4). and now it should hold money pretty well(picture 5). (but if you want you can still add a flap to the bottom right side)

Step 10: EnD!!!!!!!

Now you have a new way to carry around your money!!! pretty sweet huh? if you have any qwestions or concerns, just post a comment. here are the 2 ive made(below). see ya!!! have fun! :)



~Halotriple3~

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Halotriple3 made it! (author)2008-02-27

ok thanks, ill have to replace mine.

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no swear-man made it! (author)no swear-man2009-12-31

yea but just make this wallet and use clear packing tape and tape it some where

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Halotriple3 made it! (author)2009-06-28

You should check out my instructable, the Pocket Tacklebox.

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crapflinger made it! (author)2008-02-28

it would be nifty to add one of those rechargable prepaid credit cards to the wallet in such a way that you could just unfold it and swipe it instead of having to carry it in the wallet or your pocket...then it's a wallet that stores your methods of payment AND a method of payment at the same time

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Halotriple3 made it! (author)Halotriple32008-02-28

ya i was thinking about that...

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bcgobraves made it! (author)2008-02-27

Nice design...one suggestion: you may find that the electrical tape slides around eventually, so if you can get a roll of gaffer's tape or fabric athletic tape those would probably hold longer.

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Halotriple3 made it! (author)2008-02-27

Thanks guys! this was my first instructable and it took me awhile but I like it and i hope to make some more stuff! its pretty awesome.

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Brennn10 made it! (author)2008-02-27

Nice job! This is a nifty wallet.

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GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-02-27

Cool Instructable! By the way, I like the Homer Simpson ID card. I see those at Hollywood and stuff like that all the time. They are really cool. For some reason, I had to type they are, instead of it combined... you know. Whenever I click the apostrophe thing, it screws up my computer. Weird.

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