Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DIY Duct Tape Wallet

I've been wanting to try making other things with duct tape since I made the Duct Tape Rose. So I sat down at my crafting table and decided to try to make a Wallet. It was a success! Sadly I was laughing when I was done. I felt like I was back in high school or just a teenager. You know?

Well here is a tutorial!



Supplies:
Duct Tape (however many colors you want)
Scissors
Ruler


Start by cutting 4 strips about 10 inches long. Layer them on top of each other. With the sticking side facing up.

Now cut 4 more strips the same and lay them on top of the 4 strips you have layered together.
{sticky to sticky}

Fold it in half lengthwise.

Fold it again. {width}

To make a clean straight edge, take your ruler and maker. Draw a line.

Cut along that line.

Now take more duct tape and cut about a 20 inch strip times 3. Put 2 of them sticky to sticky.

Take your 3rd strip and place it along one of the edges.


Fold it over on the other side to make a nice seam.





Next you will want to take a card from your wallet and cut strips that have about a 1/4 inch left on each side.

You can only fit 4 of these on this wallet. I ended up with 6 cut.

Take your wallet again and add a seam to the top on both sides. {hope that made sense}




Next lay your card pockets out on either side of your wallet and take a piece of duct tape and rip it in half lengthwise. Place one of those pieces in the center fold overlapping over the edges of the credit card pockets.

Fold it over one edge.



You may need to trim again. Just cut off about 1/4  inch from the credit card pockets.



Next you will unfold the wallet and take more duct tape thats long enough for both sides and rip it in half lengthwise and make a seam for the sides of the wallet. Make sure you over lap on the pockets again.

Fold it over and trim the ends.



Fold your wallet again. Make sure when you do this that your back is higher on the outer and lower on the inside.

Take more duct tape and ripe it in half lengthwise and tape the sides shut.

Trim the ends.

You have a Duct Tape Wallet!





Hope you make one! It was fun and so easy.

xoxo
Heather

9 comments:

Heather said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this!! it must have been fun to make - love the colours you chose. (love th manicure too!!)

Shasta Farrar said...

Cool wallet but I really LOVE your nails! Did you do them? My nails are too short and ugly to paint but my sister is always looking for different ways to do hers. I'm going to show her your photos :)

Rose Jes said...

I love the new back ground. The wallet looks great. I wonder how long one of those wallets last for.

SusieQTpies said...

What a great tutorial! We love it and thanks for linking it up to the Saturday Crafty Showcase! We just gave you a shout out on our Crafters4Kids page. https://www.facebook.com/Crafters4Kids We hope that was ok?! If not, let us know.

Have a super week! Keep on creating!

Susie @Bowdabra

Barbara Hiatt said...

BRILLIANT!! You are so talented girlfriend!! Great idea:) Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up!
Barbara @ Chase the Star
http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/

SusieQTpies said...

Congrats!! Your post was our #1 most linked craft and you are being featured in our Feature Friday post!

We also invited you to our exclusive Feature Friday Pinterest board and hope you will join! We pin our fav bloggers. You can pin anything you make there at any time! Just trying to help others learn about your crafty projects!

Have a super weekend! See you at the new Crafty Showcase starting Saturday!

Susie @Bowdabra
http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/08/24/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-11/#

Naomi Edwards said...

This is sooooooooo awesome!!!! Fantastic tutorial!! I didn't know you could get such pretty duct tape..TFS

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Jason Warnke said...

Beautifully presented!!!
Step by step and with images really impressive blog post. I am still making Duct Tape Wallets for my office staff to gift them on christmas as an unique gift. Giving a unique gift on this christmas was not as difficult for me. One of my friend suggested me one website makewallets.com which has helped me to make duct tape wallets with easy steps.