This is a step-by-step Instructable on how to make your very own Lightswitch Faceplate wallet. I tried to be as detailed and professional quality with this as I could. Look below for my final product.
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Step 1: Needed Items
These are the items needed for this project.
Spray paint(I use multiple colors of Krylon Fusion because it turns out better for me)
Duct tape of your color choice(I chose purple this time-round)
Two Faceplates(I chose a blank and a Light Switch Panel)
Not shown because optional:
Second color of spray paint
Step 2: Painting
If your plates are not brand new, you should wash them and wipe them down with rubbing alcohol before painting. Any dirt of grime will make the paint funky.
Spray the plates with light coats so it doesnt take long to dry. Take your time.
Step 3: Optional Detail Painting
I like to be even more different than myself so I decided to mask off a design(In this case, my logo and my smiley) with masking tape.
Once masked, spray your second color over the masking.
Let it dry for a while, then slowly peel off the layers of masking, one at a time.
Step 4: Beginning the Construction
We will now begin to put the wallet together.
#1 Cut(Cut, don't tear) a piece of duct tape to span the gap solidly. You need a gap of about 1/4" for all of that mullah you will be stuffing in it. Apply the piece across the gap.
#2 Flip the wallet over.
#3 Apply a piece of tape the same size to the back.
#4 Cut and place a piece of tape the length of the wallet face up at the lower edge of the wallet.
#5 Cover it with a longer piece about 1/4" lower
#6 Fold the extra tape down so no sticky side is showing from the first piece.
#7 Flip the wallet over. Cut the corners in a square like shown. Cut perpendicular to the tape at the gap. this keeps it from bunching up.
#8 Fold the flaps up on all sides. The gap is now neatly folded.
#9 This is what it should look like. We could leave it here, but what about the cards you have? go on to the next step for that.
Step 5: The Pocket
This step shows how to make the pocket for all of your fancy cards.
I am using a Walmart giftcard for reference.
Measure your card(eyeball it) and make a piece of tape slightly longer than the card. Make another piece to cover that piece and repeat the process of making the money fold. You should end up with something like the second picture.
Step 6: Fill It!
Fill it with your money, ID, gift cards, and any personal Memoranda.
You are done! Pat yourself on the back for making such a neat and trick Wallet!
Thanks for reading and please comment on my first-ever Instructable.