Friday, June 10, 2011

Duct Tape Wallet

I have always wanted to make a duct tape wallet. So with graduation upon us I knew this graduate would appreciate receiving my creation. Especially if money was involved! I think this would fit his sense of style. He frequently wears different colored Converses, like one red and one black.
Before I watched or looked anything up online on how to make a duct tape wallet I knew I would need the tape. To Michaels I went. I was expecting a few assortment of colors, but I happily found that there were many colors to choose from as well as patterned duct tape - camo, stripes, etc. In addition, not only does it come in rolls, but in sheets, about 8" x 10". Perfect for your duct tape wallet making!
I watched this video to guide me along. She seemed to be pretty straight forward. I did make some of my own steps. I used my full sheets in places where she used strips. I didn't tape each card slot down on the sides, just the bottom AND then I did all the card slot sides together. Making little slits at the top edge sides so that there would have the flexibility.



I wanted to add my own special touch to the project. Using a random circular shaped wire, I cut out a square piece from the silver duct tape and carefully centered it in the middle of the wire, on the front of the wallet, using a blunt object ( I used a small crochet hook). I slowly "embossed" the tape down around the wire design. With a few presidents in there he should be happy.
Congratulations to the Class of 2011~

4 comments:

Cindi said...

Absolutely love it! Way to go on your Duct-Tape Wallet creation.

To Sew With Love said...

wow! can't believe you made it with duct tape! thanks for sharing this to TSWL!

Henar said...

Aww,that's lovely,
I like it!!

Henar ♥

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