Clear Plastic Wallet




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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    3 Discussions


    Question 2 months ago on Introduction

    Why would you make a see through wallet where its contents are easily visible?


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Looks very nice and neat although it does look similar to many paper wallet I've seen...