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standard duct tape wallet with 2 pockets for cards. this takes about 30 minutes to make. i like it because you can customize to exactly the size you want.

the main trick to making a nice duct tape wallet that lasts a long time is to clean up the seams and edges - you don't want the edge of a strip of tape at the edge of the wallet, it will fray and the glue will get on your pants. i've pointed out all the places where we add an extra strip of tape to clean up an edge or seam.

oh, the other important thing is to use good quality tape. cheap tape disintegrates and the glue melts and gets all over. this is my third wallet - the first one fell apart after 6 months with crappy tape, the second one lasted over 2 years from good tape.

tape options: you can use good quality duct tape, gaffers tape, or reinforced packing tape. other types may work also.

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Step 1: Make "duct tape cloth" and cut to size

Picture of make "duct tape cloth" and cut to size
Most of the instructions are in the photo-notes. Move your mouse over the yellow squares to read the notes.

You will need to work along with the photos to build it. Click every photo in order and match your work against the photos as you go.

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thoraxe6 years ago
My wallet. It has reinforced sheet aluminium siding so it will never wear out, the soda can tab chain hole is reinforced, and i have a duct tape holder that fits in one of the 2 card pockets. I may add another, but i ran out of yellow tape :(
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frenzy thoraxe5 years ago
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Thanks for using instructables!

 Oh my...
Why not make it all out of aluminium - unibody, like the Macbooks...
COOL! :)
unuseal but cool
chrisharne3 years ago
My wallet from these instructions lasted two whole years. It's beat up now - sure - but it far outlasted my expectations. That one was pink; next one is orange...

Mine is fire orange
Mine is fire orange
Mine is fire orange
SparkySolar6 months ago
I love my new wallet
SparkySolar7 months ago
thank you for this awesome instructable
SparkySolar7 months ago
My first attempt i will shield my CCpockets with doubly folded aluminum tape.
Then decorate with wild coored Duct tape later
BradleyB27 months ago

I'm sorry but these instructions ARE pretty terrible, please add more actual text, I understand the hover over box thing, but it still doesnt all make sense

ShajiS8 months ago

looking so pretty...want to make mine own... :) ...also pls teach how to make mobile covers or bags using duct tape... thanks...

abetts made it!9 months ago

We also made one. Very happy!

abetts made it!9 months ago

we made one too, thanks!

I made it, but not as pretty. :D
coolsista91 year ago
listentome1 year ago
was gonna make one in black with the pockets difrent colors but didnt have only black tape :(
crazylam151 year ago
i cant wait to have one like this
OjoeMDC1 year ago
ive made a wallet but not this good! wow
cris193752 years ago
i made one like it with one big pockets
You should add a step putting aluminum foil in the walls of the wallet, to block RFID.
jackfaciale3 years ago
doesnt the glue of the duct tape melt everywhere once it is warmed by your pocket ?
BLUEBLOBS23 years ago
Here's mine.
kaylaucod3 years ago
wow you are truly amazing i have a duct tape business and i sell just duct tape wallets! but i have an idea but of course i give will give you a load of credit
samthor3 years ago
Here's mine based off your instructions.
Once you the hang of how to make pockets in duct tape you can make any style of wallet you want.
jthateous3 years ago
Made mine all camo and longer than normal, then made this for my friend. I put money on one side then cards on the other in this type.
JunorDuck4 years ago
Hello everyone. If you would like to check out some wallets, I have a website. I am currently listing Bi-folds and Towers in many different colors and prints. If you would like to check it out, it is: junorduck.etsy.com. I am also on Facebook. I just got some orders for check book holders and I will soon be unveiling on of my own designs.
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Those are cool! I like the tape you used, where did you get it?
you can do anything with duct tape :)
napalm24 years ago
made 2 today-- just want to say great instructable. great idea, and mine came out great
cburton24 years ago
My wallet :D I've got one card pocket on the left and I made myself a money pocket on the right. Used little bits of Velcro to keep the lid down :L Doesn't look the nicest with the Velcro but it is useful!
evilmadcow4 years ago
for all you magicians out there: you CAN make a fire wallet from this. I don't know
if I have anything that can be applied to duct tape to make it non flammable, so I won't be making an instructable on that anytime soon.
out of all of my brainpower at that moment, I was stupid enough to forget about a chef's best friend: tinfoil. it's almost physicality impossible to burn.
Here is my Wallet.
It has a very Individual look and is a great starter for conversations.
Ive been using this for several months now, and its still holding, and will probably for the future.

Also, it holds all my cards and my public transport pass JUST the way I want it.

great 'ible, thank you :D
deej8275 years ago
MAKE FRIGGEN DIRECTIONS!!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOOOOOT CLEAR! I CANT UNDERSTAND A WORD OF IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1. there IS directions. 2. they make perfect sense
erm grow up ? its so easy mate -.-
Really? I found this quite easy.
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