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Duct tape comes in 2-inch-wide rolls and is available in many colors. Here’s how to use some to make this handy duct-tape wallet that will last for years.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A DUCT-TAPE WALLET
- Duct tape
- Scissors or utility knife
WHAT YOU’LL DO TO MAKE A DUCT-TAPE WALLET
Step 1: Cut four strips of duct tape, each 9″ long. With the adhesive side up, stick the duct-tape strips to one another in a row, with a 1⁄4” overlap.
Step 2: Make a second sheet. Carefully stick the adhesive sides of the two duct-tape sheets together, lining up the edges.
Step 3: Cut another 9″ strip of duct tape. Use a utility knife or scissors to make a small cut in the center of one end of the duct tape. Tear the strip into two straight 1″ strips.
Step 4: Fold and adhere the 1″ duct-tape strips to the 9″ ends of the sheet. This will make a smooth, clean finished edge.
Step 5: Using the scissors or utility knife, trim the sides of the sheet, making it 8 1⁄2” wide.
Step 6: Fold the sheet in half.
Step 7: Tear two 1″ x 4″ duct-tape strips and attach one to each end. Fold them over the sides of the wallet, and trim the excess.
Step 8: To make a smaller pocket for cards, cut two strips of tape each 5″ long and stick the two pieces (adhesive sides) together.
Step 9: Fold and adhere a 1″ strip onto the 5″ edge. Trim the pocket to 4″ long.
Step 10: Using 1⁄2” strips of duct tape, stick the pocket in place as shown above. Trim the strips flush.
Your duct-tape wallet is complete!
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