How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet
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A wallet is more than just a money holder—it’s a fashion statement! Follow the directions below to complete this fun craft. Whether it’s a gift for Dad, or your own personal bank account, a homemade, colorful duct tape wallet is durable, creative and flat-out cool.
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Make a duct tape sheet that is 7 inches long by four strips wide:
· Cut a strip of duct tape that measures 7 inches and lay it sticky side up on your work surface.
· Roll out and cut another strip of duct tape to the same length.
· Place the second 7-inch strip sticky side up so it slightly overlaps the edge of the first strip.
· Repeat until you have four strips overlapping.
· Turn the sheet so the strips run vertically.
· Cut a strip to lay across the sticky-side-up strips. Start at the top and work your way down. These strips get placed sticky side down. Add another strip below the last one. Remember to overlap the edges.
· Continue laying strips sticky side down until all of the sticky sides of the “bottom” strips are covered.
· Trim off edges.
Fold the wallet in half so the short sides line up. Note: Do this before taping the other side so that the wallet will fold without bulges.
Keep the wallet in the folded position, trim any excess, and tape the other side.
Personalize the wallet with initials, favorite colors, or a personal trademark (such as a fish if Dad loves fishing or use Camouflage Duck Tape® for the Dad who’s a hunter).
* Adapted with permission from Got Tape? Roll Out the Fun With Duct Tape!, by Ellie Schiedermayer, published by Krause Publications, Iola, WI, www.krausebooks.com , phone: 800-258-0929.
Fold the sheet in half so you have a rectangle.
Use a piece of tape about 4 inches long to seal the edge on one of the short sides of the rectangle. Trim off the extra tape.
Duck® brand duct tape (colored works best)
Optional: stickers, permanent or paint markers