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Duct Tape Wallet Tutorial By Seven Clown Circus

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Hi! I’m Angie, and I’m thrilled to be here. I’m a mama to a lot, and even though writing is my passion, mothering and crafting is something I’m also passionate about. I write about motherhood, show off my kids much to their chagrin and showcase partiesand craft ideas at my place, Seven Clown Circus. I’m a word loving, book devouring, sunshine hoarding, sugar scrub and craft loving mama to 5. I’m also an organizationally devout, stringer of letters, words and paragraphs.

Duct Tape Crafts are all the rage these days and so this summer I wanted to see if making a Duct Tape Wallet was as easy as it looks.  For Skip to My Lou’s Craft Camp, my 11 year old daughter and I decided to tackle wallets using a Duct Tape Craft idea that we’ve seen floating around the neighborhood to see if it was a craft perfect for tweens.  Our verdict?  Absolutely.  You’ll need a few supplies, at least an hour for the first wallet to allow for a few hiccups and then some fun items to fill your wallet with!  {{smiling}}.

Materials Needed

  • At Least 2-3 Colors of Duct Tape {you can use more colors if you want!}
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Cutting Tool or Razor Blade

Instructions for Making Duct Tape Wallet

Step 1:  Make a 7″x9″ double sided sheet of duct tape.  To do this, overlap strips of duct tape until you have a 7″x9″ sheet.  Make 2 sheets.  Then stick the sheets back to back with the sticky sides facing each other.  Cut off any excess adhesive, because unless you are amazing, you’ll have a little extra, because it’s almost impossible to stick the sides together perfectly.  {{smiling}}

Step 2:  Fold the sheet horizontally and then put a coordinating colored strip of duct tape along the outer edges.  Be sure to leave the top open, because that’s where you put your dollar bills.

Step 3:  Now you want to make your pockets.  You can make pockets on both sides of your wallet or just one.  You can also make as many slots or as little as you’d like.  We just made pockets on one side, and stuck with 2 pockets.  To make the pockets, you will first cover the side or sides of the wallet where you plan on having the pockets with duct tape in the color you want the pockets.  It should be 3.5″ x 4″.   Then, you’ll want to make your pockets.  These need to be double sided tape pieces.  The first one will be  2.5″ x 4″, the second will be 2″ x 4″.

Step 4:  Cover the sides and bottom of the pockets with your third color duct tape, leaving the top open so that you can side cards into the pockets.  If you are doing a double sided wallet, repeat Step 3 and 4.
Step 5: Decorate the front of the wallet.  You can get create and do whatever you’d like.  We just used a few diagonal strips of duct tape, but the sky is the limit!
Step 6:  Fill up your wallet with goodies.  Maybe by the end of the summer it’ll be full of money you’ve earned!


And that’s how we made our Duct Tape Wallet.  You can’t really go wrong with duct tape crafts.  There’s always a margin for error and remember,  they don’t have to be perfect. Happy Duct Taping!

 

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