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Friday, May 25, 2012

Duct Tape Wallet

My little girl made a Duct Tape Wallet a couple weeks ago and I have been wanting to make one for myself ever since. Today was the kids last day of school and they were released at 11:30. So I figured today would be a good day to sit down and make one of these wallets with her. We found this paisley print at Office Max and the pink at Walmart. Here is the tutorial with instruction from my 11 year old daughter:)

First things first, there is no certain way to make these other than some basic steps to follow. They can be different in color, shape and size. Just play around with it until you get just the perfect one you want. Get out a ruler, measure 8 inches and cut. Do this 4 times. Overlap those 4 pieces as much or as little as you want. For bigger wallet overlap less. Measure and cut 4 more. Overlap the same as you did the first 4 and place one set on top of other. Sticky sides together. Trim the edges.
Working hard:)
Now you should have the shell of your wallet. Fold in half long ways. This is where it gets a little tricky to explain so hopefully the pics will help. After you've folded in half,( p.s. it doesn't like to stay folded) cut two 12 inch strips and place them on top of the other. Sticky side together. Cut them every 3 inches. This will give you 4 strips. Place two on one side of the folded half and 2 on the other side. The one at the bottom, overlaping the one up top. This makes the pockets. Once you have them placed, cut a strip of duct tape and lay it down the middle to hold your pockets in place.
We are in the home stretch now. Unfold and run a strip along the bottom the length of the wallet to secure the bottom of pockets. This will keep your change or credit cards from falling out the bottom. Now tape along the sides as well. Trim any excess as you go.
When your pockets are all taped in, fold in half again. Pockets to the inside.
All done! Sit back and admire your master piece. Now all that is left is to fill it with some moolah:) This is a perfect mother/daughter project. Your preteen will love you for it:)
If you have any questions about tutorial, leave a comment and I'll try to answer as best as I can.

Have fun playing with duct tape! Jamie

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