How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet

    Posted by  ·  June 2, 2017

    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 the how to make duct tape wallets 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}}.

    Duct Tape Wallet

    Duct Tape Wallet Materials

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

    Duct Tape Wallet Instructions

    duct tape wallet instructions

    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}}

    Making a duct tape wallet

    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.

    Make a wallet out of duct tape

    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″.

    Duct Tape Wallet Steps

    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!

    Duct Tape Wallet Crafts
    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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    1. Beth
      Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
      When you (or whoever) put the wallet in and out of your pocket, did the outside tape (white) roll up or rub off?
    2. Monday, February 10th, 2014
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    3. Saturday, February 8th, 2014
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    4. Monday, July 1st, 2013
      Such a great craft! We recently made a travel-card wallet for Father's Day from duct tape: so easy and cute too. He uses it every day!
    5. Saturday, June 29th, 2013
      They make duct tape so pretty now!! I never need to buy a wallet again. :) What a fun project!