We've all seen the wallets made out of paper, duct tape, and even tyvek® material. Here's my personal spin on the homemade wallet using nothing more than an old 3 ring binder, some scissors, and a small amount of tape
Step 1: Materials
As stated in the intro, this Ible only requires a few materials. To make your sweet new wallet you will need:
1. An old 3 ring binder (the kind with the clear plastic on the front and back)
2. A good pair of sharp scissors, an x-acto knife, or another cutting tool of your choosing
3.sharpie marker or pen
4.*Optional* two 3 inch by 1 inch strips of Duct tape
Step 2: Cutting the Plastic
this is the only dangerous step. you'll have to be careful cutting the plastic as it can be a bit tricky to cut straight lines
1: Cut along the edges of the binder so that there all of the clear plastic comes off
2: lay an 8x11" sheet of paper on top of the plastic and carefully trace the edge with a pen or marker.
3: with the knife or scissors cut out a the 8x11" sheet of plastic
Step 3: Laying the Tracks
In this step we will fold the plastic hamburger style twice and then fold it in half so that it takes the shape of a wallet. The pictures should show you how. Note since we're using clear plastic it is hard to see details in the folding so starting with the next step i will demonstrate with paper.
Step 4: Making the Incisions
Next we cut along the dark lines and then fold the sides in as shown. Note: it is easier to cut the "diamond Shape" out with a knife so that you don't have to cut anywhere else to get to it. This area will become the card slots.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Once the plastic is all folded up and resembles a wallet you can use the duct tape that I mentioned before to close off the edges. this is especially helpful if the zipper folds that you made at the ends of the wallet dont stay very well. I think it adds a cool touch as well. well there you have it....a clear wallet. have fun putting your stuff into your sweet new wallet!
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