Introduction: Duct Tape and Magazine Woven Wallet

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In honor of Earth Day, I made this wallet from duct tape and an old magazine. It's actually easier than a normal duct tape wallet in my opinion and only takes about 45 minutes. Also it's really cute!

Step 1: Materials

All you need is a roll of duct tape and a magazine of your choice. I think this looks much better if you can find a magazine with an ad that is mostly one color. Also, for the short pieces of paper I recommend using the back of a magazine because it's a little thicker and hold up much better than than the pages inside the magazine.

Step 2: Cutting the Strips

Take 2 pages from a magazine and cut the pages into strips that are about 1/4 inch wide. Separate the different pages into piles so that one pile is from one page and the other pile is from the other page.

Step 3: Assembling the Wallet

Take the strips that you have just cut from 1 pile and lay the magazine pieces halfway down the duct tape strip. Cut the magazine strips about 4 inches tall and repeat  this step until you have covered 1 side. Repeat step for the other side. Then, take a piece of duct tape as long as the wallet and cut it in half the long way. Take 1 of the duct tape strips and put it on the end of the magazine strips (As shown in the second picture). Repeat step with other duct tape strip.

Step 4: Weaving

Take your second pile of magazine strips and weave them in an out of the short magazine strips. You know you did it right if it makes a checker pattern at the end. Make sure that if one strip starts by going under the next strip should start by going over.

Step 5: Finishing

Take 1 more piece of duct tape that is as long as the short side of your wallet. Cut it in half longways and wrap around the edge.