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Duck, Duck, Designer!

Money is an essential, so why not have something fashionable to carry loose change around in? Get ready to receive a plethora of compliments on a new accessory that you can respond with, “Thanks, I made it!” Duck Tape wallets are a way to personalize and express yourself in a simple, yet creative, way. Bringing back all the 2000s feels, Duck Tape wallets create a feeling of youth and bring back sentimental memories. Find a way to fabricate your own twist on this 2000s staple and feel the craftiness of sweet youth appear once again.

  • Materials Needed:
  • Choice(s) of Duck Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sticky Velcro strips (optional)

Step 1: Start by setting a layer of tape on a surface in which you can pull off adhesive. Line up about 8 inches worth of tape horizontally on top of each other and 8 inches of tape vertically, matching up the pattern. Make sure the pieces are overlapping about a quarter of an inch.

Step 2: Peel the tape off of the surface, turning it over to the non-sticky side. Place the same length strips of tape on the back side, sticking the two pieces of tape together.

Step 3: Cut the piece of tape in half, creating two 4-inch horizontal strips of tape, keeping 8 inches vertically.

Step 4: Using a different (or the same) color Duck Tape, line the 4 inch by 8 inch pieces together and tape the bottom and both sides.

Step 5: (Optional) Fold the wallet in half, and on the two sides, place Velcro strips for extra security.

Step 6 (Optional): Open the wallet back up and repeat steps 1 & 2 but keeping the Duck Tape strips 2 inches by 4 inches, creating pockets for cards. Tape the pockets inside using the same instructions in Step 4.

What’s glorious about Duck Tape wallets is that there are multiple ways of creating different looks. YouTube has a plethora of videos flooded with different patterns, structures, and more. One can never have too many Duck Tape wallets, so they’d make for a wonderful, crafty new hobby.

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