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Durable & delightful
I'm working with middle schoolers this summer, and we needed an arts & crafts project that wasn't, well, lame. Through a little trial and error, we were able to come up with these fabulous accessories.

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  • Step 1

    First, I outlined my dollar bill on the piece of paper, leaving about a quarter inch border around all four sides. Move it over, and do this again, so that the two outlines match up along the long edge. You now have a square-ish shape that should comfortably fit two dollar bills side-by-side.

  • Step 2

    Cut out the big square-ish outline, and tape one side completely with duct tape - one layer will suffice! Flip to other side and repeat.

  • How to make a duct tape wallet. Duct Tape Wallet! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the duct taped paper in half, so that a dollar bill will fit inside comfortably. Tape up the sides, leaving the top open (be a little pointless if you couldn't get to the money, right?)

  • How to make a duct tape wallet. Duct Tape Wallet! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Because I was still bored, I added a bonus "hidden" pocket by outlining my library card (standard credit card size), duct taping that, and then attaching it to the right inside wall.

    I also used Sharpies to decorate, but it fades/smears fairly quickly.

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CO + K User

whats the sizing of an american dollar bill we only have dollar coins in australia from memeory its a hint smaller than $5 here the smallest note
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chris l.
chris l.
i make duct tape wallets and if you want to get more complicated you could use colored duct tape, or add a coin pouch by making a strip taller than the wallet and aligning it on one side, then take the overlap and bend it over the other side, holding it down with a strip, then when you need to open it you just need to pull up the strip

fyi sorry it is really hard to describe what i mean
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jess c.
jess c.
cool idea
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CYDNEY W.
CYDNEY W. · Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, US · 2 projects
i love this!! super cute Happy
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camilaustral
camilaustral · Concepcion, Bio-Bio, CL · 9 projects
great idea!
for the fading issue, you could draw on it and after that cover the wallet with the transparent duct tape to protect the drawings, you know th one for packaging.... (i speak spanish)
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
Yours looks awesome, I like the star.
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