How To Make A Duct Tape Holiday Wallet

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Duck brand Duct Tape representative Kristy Kalnitzky demonstrates how make a duct tape holiday wallet.

    Kristy Kalnitzky: Hi! I am Kristy with Duck Brand Duct Tape. Today, I am going to show you how to make a duct tape holiday wallet. This is a beginner level project that should take about 20 minutes to complete.

    The materials you'll need are duct tape and I am using reindeer print, white, red and chrome, scissors and also if you want to get creative, you can use stickers, a stencil or markers.

    To start your holiday wallet, you are going to need to make a piece of duct tape fabric that is about 8 inches 9 inches. And to do that, just layout strips of duct tape, sticky side up and then lay pieces of duct tape across that and then place it sticky side to sticky side. It's important at this step to then trim the edges, so they are nice and neat and also straight, using scissors.

    One side is going to be the inside of your wallet which is my reindeer print here and the other side is going to be the outside of your wallet.

    The next step before we fold the wallet, we want to cover up the edges with tapes so you have more of a smooth scene. I am working with chrome and I have ripped a piece of duct tape in half so it's a little bit thinner to work with and placing half of it on one side, making sure it's secure and then folding it over like that. Then I am going to do the same thing on the bottom.

    So with the reindeer pattern being on the inside, I am just going to take the bottom and fold it up, matching the topsides, making sure it's straight and then getting a nice crease in here, that just makes it a little bit easier to work with.

    Also we want to secure both sides to close the wallet. So I took a piece of duct tape, the same length as the side of the wallet and ripped it in half and now to secure the sides I am just going to line this up, putting about half of the tape along this side and just folding that over as well and I'll use some scissors to clean up this edge.

    And then you'll want to do the same thing on the other side of the wallet so you have two closed ends. Fold it over and really make sure this fold is good and the crease is down. This will help keep your wallet shut when you are using it.

    I've also added some extra decoration on here. You can use duct tape cutouts or stickers or use a stencil and even add pockets or an ID window on the inside.

    So, that's how you make a holiday wallet.