Duct Tape Wallet

Introduction: Duct Tape Wallet

Sorry, this is my first Instructable, so it may not be good. I'm going to show you how to make a Duct Tape wallet. They're really easy to make--they only take about fifteen minutes to make. So, you could make, like, four in an hour. Sorry, I don't have many pictures to upload, but, you know...So anyways, here goes...

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Step 1: Materials

Materials you'll need:

Duct Tape (One or Two colors)
A Flat Surface

Step 2: Start the Body

Step One:
Make a sheet of Duct Tape about two inches wider than the average dollar bill. Make the sheet by slightly overlapping strips of duct tape, sticky side up. Then put the same amount of duct tape on top of it, sticky side down. You can do this in a different color so part of the inside is a different color. Do this four strips down. This is going to be the 'body' of your wallet. 

Step 3: Finish the Body

Trim the edges so they are straight and equal. Then fold it in half hot-dog style and tape the sides together so it forms a pocket. This pocket is where you will put your bills. This is also why you needed to make the sheet longer than the average dollar bill--so it would fit the bills. Now, you could be done here, or is you wanted to add smaller pockets in the front, you need to follow the next few steps.

Step 4: Start the Inside Pockets

Make another sheet of duct tape two strips down. Again, you could make one side a different color. Trim the sides. Fold the sheet almost in half, hot-dog style, but not quite. Leave about a quarter of an inch alone.

Step 5: Finish the Inside Pockets

This may seem like a hard step to visualize, but it is quite simple, really. All you need to do is lift up the side piece of tape, and slide the smaller folded sheet of duct tape under it. Seal the side. Do the same for  the other side. 

Step 6: Finalize Your Wallet

Take a strip of duct tape the size of your wallet and tape it onto the bottom. Fold around on each side. Half of the strip on one side, half on the other. This next part is optional. If you choose, take a piece of duct tape the same height as your wallet and rip it in half. Tape it in the exact middle of your wallet to separate the pockets. If you did this, your would have four small pockets. If you didn't, you would have two big pockets. Fold the entire thing in half, side to side, NOT top to bottom. Put it under something heavy for about ten minutes or so. I use a charging station for our phones and iPods, but dictionaries or large books will do. This keeps it folded and will help it stay closed. If, after ten minutes, it is not a closed as you prefer, put it under for another ten minutes. Keep doing this until you are pleased with how flat it is. 

Step 7: Now You've Got Your Wallet

You're finished now! Show it off to your friends! It's That Cool!

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Your I'ble would have been better if you would have used (at least) a different picture for each step.

    So, it's just a wall of un-inspiring text with something that looks like a rectangular blue butterfly. The same butterfly for each step.

    I didn't check, but I guess, there are dozens of duct tape wallets in instructable. So to really be cool, just saying 'It's That Cool!' at the end doesn't count.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm sorry, but I kind of explained everything in the intro...And it's blue tye dye tape, so that's why you probably think it looks like a butterfly. But I think that it is Totally Amazingly cool! I have made eleven different ones. So yea...that is why i put 'It's that cool!' at the end. so.......................yea. I hope that explains your concerns....kind of...