How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

My friend Georgia stopped by the early day to show me a truly cool duct magnetic tape wallet she ’ d purchased. Okay, Georgia ’ randomness Mom is a closer friend ( Georgia is 10 ), but I don ’ t want to discount any amazing friendships that lead to a knock on the door to show me an amazing craft .
You know I had to try for myself .
You will need :

  • 2 – 3 rolls of coordinating duck tape (one for the exterior, one for the interior and a third for the trim)
  • Clear scotch tape or packing tape cut down to scotch tape width (scotch tape is MUCH easier to work with)
  • Exacto knife (parental supervision required)
  • Cutting mat with measurements
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Zip-lock freezer bag
  • Velcro dots

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starting signal by laying out a piece of your trim bleached duck tape across the distance of your cutting mat. Cut this strip into four ( roughly ) equal rows – length-wise. You will be reaching for these trim pieces throughout the project, so it ’ south easier to have them pre-cut and quick. ( I ’ ve labelled it in purple so it ’ sulfur easier to know what I ’ m referring to )

Duct Tape Wallet – Outer Shell

Lay out the inner color duck tape across your cutting mat. You want to overlap the rows until you have a rectangle that is 13.5″ wide by 6.5″ high gear .
Peel this rectangle off of your cutting mat and throw it over so that it is sticky-side-up .
Using the exterior tinge duck tape, overlay the gluey rectangle with rows of tape, leaving 1/2″ extra overhanging all four sides. ( Your exterior with be bigger than the interior. Trim any scruffy edges .
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Cut the sticky corners out by slicing the outside dip tape from the corner of the interior color – as though you were continuing the trace from each border – the cut out will be a modest straight department on each corner .
fold over the muggy outside onto the interior at the minute ends .
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Set this patch off to the side .

Duct Tape Wallet – Credit card pockets

Cut 5 pieces of dip videotape at 7.5″ retentive .
Fold each of those pieces in one-half and cut down then that you have five 3.5″ pieces .
Add a humble section, 3.5″, of your clean-cut color ( the trimming we cut before beginning ) to one edge on each slice .
Cut a 13.5″ objet d’art of duct record and lap with another row ( or two ) until your piece is 3.5″ gamey. Fold in half and cut down the approximate edge so that your objet d’art is 6.5″ long. ( 3.5″ by 6.5″ )
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Using a part of clear tape ( packing or clear scotch tape ), stick your pockets onto your 6.5″ piece beginning at the top and spacing evenly .
Cut a 6.5″ musical composition of your snip dip tape and fold over one boundary to hold the sides of the pockets closed. Set this objet d’art apart ( we will finish it up in a later tone ) .
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Duct Tape Wallet – Zip-Lock pocket

Cut a Zip-lock deep-freeze bag 1/2″ on either side of the slide fastener. Cut sides out so that you have two separate zip up pieces .
Cut two pieces of hedge magnetic tape ( interior or trimming color ) to 6.5″. Line up one part of magnetic tape precisely above the slide fastener section ( slide fastener should be facing upwards ). Fold the excess magnetic tape over and stick to the back of the zipper piece. repeat with the other slide fastener piece .
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Continue layering 6.5″ pieces of tape to extend the bottom of your slide fastener pocket down to 3.5″ tall. recur with the other side .
Lay your two slide fastener sections, sticky-side-up, so that the zippers are on your good and left and the two gluey sections line astir in the middle length-wise .
Lay a man of 6.5″ hedge tape over the center seam ( department of the interior or trim color ). Continue layering 6.5″ pieces of magnetic tape until you have reached the boundary of the slide fastener and the stallion sticky incision has been covered .
Fold in half and close the zip-lock. Use two pieces of tailored at 3.5″ to close the sides of your pouch. ( close up over from the front to the bet on and seal )
Cut four pieces of duck record ( exterior color ) to 7.5″ long. Fold each piece in half and cut down so that each is 3.5″ .
Using clear thwart videotape or ~1/2″ of packing videotape, attach one of the 3.5″ pieces ( fold side should telephone line up with the top of your zipper pouch ) to the end of your pouch. repeat on the early end .
Flip your pouch over and repeat on both ends again .
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Fold these flaps then that you have one on both sides of your pouch. Use a bite of trim tape ( 3.5″ ) and put it over the folds on either end therefore that your flaps will stay flat against the surface ( movement and back ) of your bulge .

Duct Tape Wallet – attaching the pouch to the shell

Line up the top of your bulge with the bottom of your outside piece. The zip up should be at your digest .
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Press your slide fastener pocket devour so that it lines up with your out shell – to do this, you will need to create an accordion fold in your flaps .
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To attach the other flaps, you will need to repeat this accordion fold, and while holding them in place, fold up your slide fastener pocket so that it is nowadays facing aside from your pot and into the centre of your wallet.

Hold in place with the side record and cut a piece to release the stay of the sticky edge .
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Whew ! You did it ! Zipper scoop arrant !
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Next you need to line up your credit batting order pocket at the edge of your zip up pouch. If you were to fold your wallet, the accredit card pocket would line up perfectly over top of the zip up one .
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Fold the last bit of muggy edge videotape over the top and bottom border of your accredit circuit board pocket to hold it in place .
Usea 6.5″ man of your trim and attach it to the long edge of your credit card holder, then stick the early half inside the pocket behind your slide fastener pouch. See above .
Fold over your wallet and the remaining roll – which will be a couple of inches long – will be the dither that holds your wallet closed. Press a fold with your fingers .
Attach a velcro dot ( front and back ) to the kernel of your blockage dither. Press the flap closed and the other velcro point will adhere to your wallet bottom .
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If you find that your flap international relations and security network ’ t long enough – don ’ metric ton worry – fair add another row of duck tape to the end of your beat to extend it. ( as below )
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Leave your wallet underneath something heavy nightlong and it will flatten out and make your folds dainty and wrinkle .
I followed a television tutorial to make the first base duct tape wallet with the kids, and while the video ran 19 minutes, the draw of them took closer to two hours with acting and pause and questions from eight 10-year olds .
I decided that there had to be an easier manner and that a photograph tutorial would have been easier to follow, so I made some changes, eliminated a few of the “ prettying ” steps and came up with this .
I ’ ve made four wallets immediately and I think this is the easiest and briefest tutorial out there… but you tell me .
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One more icky photograph, but you get the idea… there were one or two happy 10 year-olds when we were finished ( whether that be because we were finished or because of their fresh duct tape wallet second, I don ’ thyroxine care. happy is happy )
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If you have some patience, give a duct tape wallet a hear with your kids – they in truth are quite impressive when you ’ re finished and they can customize the colours to create their own masterpiece. I ’ vitamin d say this trade is appropriate for 8 and up – if they have a bit of solitaire ; even with my abbreviate instructions, this will credibly take about 30 minutes to make… .
but they will be SO PROUD .
Thank you Georgia !
Have a great weekend !

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