Monday, January 16, 2006

How To Make A Wallet Out of Playing Cards:

Duct-tape wallets are out of style, here's how to make a wallet out of playing cards:

1) Find three playing cards you like. Lay them about 1/4 inch apart side-by-side with the faces towards you.

2) Tape the three cards together with clear packing tape.


3) Repeat this process to make another set of three playing cards.

4) Lay the two sets of cards beside each other (so that the cards make a 3 x 2 rectangle) with the faces towards you.

5) Connect the two pieces with clear packing tape.


6) Turn the cards over, and cover any sticky parts with tape (sticky part to sticky part).

7) Turn the cards over again, and fold the cards toward each other, so that the faces are pointing outwards.

8) Tape the two shorts sides together.

9) Three of the four sides should now be joined together. Your wallet is now complete, put your money in, fold it up, and put it in your pocket.

(I added a pocket inside of mine to put gift cards and my ID in, post your variations in the comment section)

133 comments:

Anonymous said...

This rocks. I made twelve. I even gave some to my friends.
They loved them too.
Good job with this idea. It's super cool.

Anonymous said...

pretty smart idea.
i made mine just now. faced the cards so when its folded, the ace is on one side and the back of the card is on the other.
its a little stiff tho. guess ill sit on it for a while... that sounds so wrong.

good idea. thanks!

Anonymous said...

How did you make the pocket?

Anonymous said...

thats awesome, every once in a while i would walk in a hardware store and come across a cool wallet as well

http://www.toolsandmore.com/images/ducttape_wallet.jpg

Anonymous said...

thats sweet!! I made myself one with a pocket too!!

Anonymous said...

I lamenated my cardes before attaching them.
The wallet is much more sturdy.

Anonymous said...

I lamenated my cards first.
It makes a better wallet, if you don't mind the stiffnes.

Anonymous said...

Instead of cards, I taped all my ID's together. (just don't tape in the cards you need to swipe)

Anonymous said...

I made mine out of old Magic: The Gathering cards. Don't worry, I didn't use anything rare.

Anonymous said...

i took a face card and cut the face out and it makes a great center part for an id

Anonymous said...

These are cool ive finished makeing 9 of them. I made one with some pockets out of cards.Maybe ill post a pick of it.

Anonymous said...

Perfect use for old Pokémon cards.

Anonymous said...

...or you could BUY a wallet

Anonymous said...

what's the fun in that?

awesome wallet

Anonymous said...

My wallet is made of a couple of rubber bands. The rubber band from a fishing reel is especially useful. The ladies love it.

Anonymous said...

hahah i have diahreaha

Anonymous said...

Lol I made a spiderman wallet, except I didn't have any packing tape so I had to use clear hockey tape, which made the wallet thicker :( Oh well.

Awesome article! Keep the updates coming!

Ryan said...

I'm going to make a bunch and sell them at school. Thanks for the idea.

Hugo Winterhalter said...

That is EXACTLY the kind of wallet I've been seeking for years, but have never been able to find! Peace be with you! I can finally check this one off the ol' List of Life Goals!

Anonymous said...

i made one without the cards. it's just a bunch of clear tape. it's pretty neato.

sphetr2 said...

here's what i did:

I took some pictures from the internet (viewtiful joe pics, if you must know) and printed them out on photo paper. I printed the VJ logo on the back of each. Then I made a wallet out of it. it...is...awesome...i'll post pics on my blog sometime.

peyrileigh said...

I made a wallet and gave it to my friend as a gift. Thanks for the sweet idea! Here's a photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peyri/114977333/

Anonymous said...

i bought a wallet once when i was 12

oz said...

i made one out of old rail tickets :)

Anonymous said...

I ate a brownee once !

Anonymous said...

So what do you do with coins?

Anonymous said...

hmm, i dont know, what would you do with your coins? perhaps keep them in your pocket like most people do?

pete o. said...

sounds awesome im going to make one myself, so keep the ideas coming!!!!:-)

kelsey said...

man this rocks i have one i also took to pieces of tape put the sticky parts together so the outsides arent and taped then on one side so its a hiddin money puch on the inide but yeah its totally awesome your rock

Anonymous said...

You know buying a wallet is much better, but i can make some pretty radical ducktape wallets

Anonymous said...

how do you make the pocket?could you post pics or steps to making it?

Anonymous said...

How to make a pocket. lets see hard one. try perhaps adding an extra card and tapeing all but one side.

wow took me all of 5 seocnds to think that one up

Anonymous said...

How to make a pocket. lets see hard one. try perhaps adding an extra card and tapeing all but one side.

wow took me all of 5 seocnds to think that one up

Anonymous said...

Pff!

Rain would kill it, otherwise good idea, exept for the lack of coin storage...

Anonymous said...

awesome I dea I would have never thought of it.... I couldn't find my cards so I made it out of duck tape instead... it's better than the one i baught

Anonymous said...

i used normal tape and only taped the sides together and it worked way beter

Dylan said...

i used normal tape and only taped the sides of the card together, it was soft and awesome

Anonymous said...

I made About 10 of the playing card waletets and sold them for about 3 doallars a pice And it worked. I ended up making 30 doallars

Anonymous said...

This would last about a month in my pocket. I'll stick to leather like the one that cost me $18 and has been in my back pocket for 4 years.

Creative though.

Anonymous said...

I cut a Joker in half and used that as a mini-pocket on the inside middle. Just tape it over a few times or lamenate it with some extra on the sides to make sure the things will fit inside the pocket.

Great idea!

Loughlan said...

Great idea!

If you cheap crappy cards made out of flimsy cardboard, odds are that it will probably only last a month.

However for a little extra, you can get slightly plastic sort of playing card (the expensive type).

That will probably hold its shape a little better and be a little more water resistant.

Anonymous said...

I used 12 Cards (6 on each side) and taped them together a certain way and have 6 slots for pockets to hold git cards, liscens, credit cards, etc. it works really well

Anonymous said...

i put velcro on mine its sewet

Anonymous said...

i just made mine. They are awesome

Anonymous said...

Intriguing......

Tyler J said...

Intringuing

Anonymous said...

This is a very cool idea!

Anonymous said...

i did mine simliar to the dude who used 6 crads. i folded the outside card over the front and used that to made room for gift cards and liscenses and stuff. much sturdier too

Anonymous said...

or if your not a cheep ass you could buy a wallet

Anonymous said...

yo this idea is sick totaly awsome me and my nuddy are makin one now wit pokets for cards and also and id holder pretty sweet idea guys

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

and next i'll show you how to make a wallet out of putting a .357 magnum bullet in your mouth and hitting the back of it with a nail, i made some and gave them to all my friends...........

Anonymous said...

wait scrath that idea just chew the bullet

Anonymous said...

and while your chewing the bullet stick you spare change up your A**

Anonymous said...

I did it with laminate & those plasic Bycicle cards, it's sweet! Thanks for the idea.

Michael M said...

This is really cool and they're easy to make too. I put my old yu-gi-oh cards to good use now that I don't use them anymore.

Anonymous said...

Sweet idea im selling them at my school and makin a profit

Anonymous said...

Sweet idea very handy and cool i used scotch tape and it was really soft !! :) :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

At last, there truly is a god and I bet he has a playing card wallet too...

/me -Sarcasm

Anonymous said...

Everybody sugggesting to go buy a wallet is missing the point here, which is to express your creativity in any way you can, i.e. a wallet. Great idea, just made mine. Thanx!

Anonymous said...

These are awesome, I just went to Tahoe.....in Nevada........ the same place they keep Vegas.......so the cards are really cheap because of all the casinos. On Friday I took orders for them and have 11 people waiting for Monday, so I can sell them for about $3 a piece, (some people aree paying $5) Thanks for the idea, when I become the famous card wallet salesman, you will be the first person I thank.

Anonymous said...

for those who want a waterproof and slightly more durable option, try those waterproof Uno cards they came out with awhile ago. It'll be fairly stiff, but unique.

now that we all know how to make card wallets, lets move onto the fun how-tos... C4!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think you could make it with 4 cards, then you would have a nice foldable seam in the middle. Then, to keep it folded, use velcro with the adhesive on the back.

Tyra said...

Just made my own, and I like it. I 'laminated' the cards with the packaging tape to make them a little more sturdy and used plastic playing cards. I tried the pocket but I didn't put the cards far enough apart so it didn't close correctly. I'm using velcro with the adhesive backing to keep it closed. Awesome, cheap idea and fun to make. Maybe I'll start selling them :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! i didnt make a wallet becasue i actually have a life! but besides that fact they are pretty cool. Ill get my mom to make one for me.

Anonymous said...

if you want to make it sturdier, you could just double up the cards to make them harder to bend and such... besides you already ruined the deck

Someone you dont know said...

These wallets rule!! Thx for the genius that thought them up...as a matter of fact, This entire SITE rocks!! keep it up!!

Jewelry Supplies said...

Thats a pretty cool wallet.

Anonymous said...

I agree, that is a cool wallet.

Anonymous said...

i made mine outta yu-gi-oh cards haha...great idea man!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this idea. I get comments on it all the time. You could sell these and make some extra $$$.

Anonymous said...

This idea is awesome. I'm in 8th grade and i made these things 4 mini-society. They sold really well. Thanx 4 the idea!

Anonymous said...

=D i made mine with a looney toons deck... and cut out the head of porkey the pig and made that one of the slots/pockets for id, so it looks like your face is on the head of a pig=D

Anonymous said...

How do i get these to stay shut? u left it under 2 phone books and a huge thing of washer soap and it still doesnt want to stay shut.

Scothia said...

A bit of Velcro works great as a closure.

ALEX BARNES said...

wow GREAT idea i'm about to make mine

Anonymous said...

its all very well but you cant put ur change anywhere so its stupid!

Anonymous said...

I put a pocket inside for the coins using another card.
Great Idea!!!!!

Jimboe said...

What do you do with the remaining cards in the deck?

Anonymous said...

Awsome dude i made so much (sold most of them)

Anonymous said...

How do u make a pocket?

that one ninja said...

What do you do with the remaining cards in the deck


the general consensus seems to be to make more and profit

Anonymous said...

hey what about using photographs

Anonymous said...

who puts damn coins in a wallet.YOU USE YOUR POCKET!!!

Anonymous said...

whoever said "i made mine out of stiffer material" or something "ill just have to sit on it a while...that sounded wrong" well it depends are you a boy or girl?

Anonymous said...

Cool I made mine out of baseball cards!

dynamic zin toll said...

i made mine out of old card sleeves
and i just put the cards i feel like that day its really cool
i made a pocket in the middle and bc its made out of card sleeves i can fit cc in there its really awsome
ill post pics on my blog

Anonymous said...

i have see through cards

Anonymous said...

flippen awsome i added a whole bunch of pockets

Anonymous said...

Nice job - especially the fact that you stole it from wikiHow. Even took the pictures and everything...sick ba***rd. Next time atleast credit the freakin thing.

zack brown said...

you are one dumbass. the guy on wikihow even says he got it from here and credits him. nexttime actually know what youre talking about.
sheesh

Anonymous said...

haha you know how cool i am.....i just read all the comments. faily entertaining i have to say. what's my point? i have no life. as for wallets they're over rated. who spends money on something that you put money in? try your shoe it's free or there's always the good old fashion pocket. you know when you wake up with a huge bruise and you're just like...where the fuck did that come from. i think i might attempt this project just cuz...although i'd have to use staples they're the only way to go

Anonymous said...

alternate idea for a pocket, use a game card sleeve. (Game card as in Pokemon, Magic: the whatever, sry ifyour a fan, or Yu-Gi-Oh.

Anonymous said...

i printed off six designs i like and it looks pritty kool

Anonymous said...

pickles

iva said...

yeah it's pretty cool man! i made my own card wallet and i aded a coin pocket! its really cool !

NinjaKittenz said...

Wow this has to be as much fun as reading posts on 4chan in th /b/ section. As for all the ideas posted I have decided to make one of these even thought I have a old Nintendo wallet, thanks for the reading delights

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Anonymous said...

I could never destroy a set of cards. People at school will laugh at me if I use YuGiOh cards and that causes a mess of social interactions (Your nickname will be the dork magician, ten gangsta points if you get the reference). I'd rather use a folder and add some variations. *sigh* do I have to draw my own designs for everything?

Anonymous said...

Monkeys are delicious, I will pay for my monkey meat out of my new playing card wallet. My monkey meat dealer will be jealous, and I'll be all like "oh thats right son!"

Anonymous said...

Mine is made up of 6 Black Lotus cards.

Anonymous said...

I have made these card wallets long before i discovered this site and i googled it to see if anyone else figured it out. You can also place two cards together with the short ends facing each other and fold it in half that works too. my wallet is made up of 51 cards and has 37 individual pockets and id slots and i have two pockets for bills with pockets inside the bill pockets its pretty sweet what you can do with those things.

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mike said...

how did you make the poket (sweet wallet)

Anonymous said...

ok... the guy 2 posts back... you just killed my buzz

Anonymous said...

i made mine out of mountsin dew cards so in looks like a md wallet

Weegee said...

Hey man this is epic man ;). I'm a card magician so you can imagine how great this wallet would be for me :D. I changed my a little bit so on the inside you see the faces and numbers of the cards but the outside you see the backs. I think it looks classier but my opinion. This great man. Thanks! :P

Anonymous said...

Made one I like it for a temporary one for like going out to clubs or bars but I use my other wallet when I work!!!!! Will make a few more with titty card or fully nude.......lol

Anonymous said...

I made one... but then i accidentally washed it...ruined...

Anonymous said...

totally [censored]in' awesome!!!!!

CarnysDarkeyes said...

I made one so that when you fold it one way the Queen of Hearts is on the front and the Queen of Clubs is on the back, but if you fold it the other way the King of Clubs is on the front and the King of Hearts is on the back.

Anonymous said...

it's so weird, i was glued to the screen reading all of the posts and half of them are just like "good idea... so cooool" just wasted an hour.

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Amy said...

I used clear packaging tape for an ID slot, as well as added four pockets (two per card) on the other two, by decapitating the Queen of Hearts. (I have an odd sense of humor.)

Anonymous said...

you know i noticed that alot of people said it was stiff and hard to fold, a simple solution to that might be putting alittle space in between the cards so the cards don't have to over lap. you only need a little bit of space, just thought id mention that and hope it helps

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Anonymous said...

I made one out of pokemon cards and really liked it then I realized that I could get a cheap wallet from Vanotticks that allows you to slip cards in and out of the wallet. Now I can personalize the wallet to the mood I'm in, playing cards, pokemon cards, baseball cards, etc. www.vanotticks.com

Anonymous said...

AWESOME. I'm used to folding my wallet right down the middle, so i used four cards and trimmed the end two in half. worked out pretty nicely. also made a bunch of slots, and a ID pocket.

Anonymous said...

To all you fuckin retards who are trying to find to ways to waterproof it: How about putting tape on the whole fuckin thing dumb ass!

jacob H. said...

dude awsome idea i just made 1 goin to do a couple more one 4 my bro and one 4 my girl

selaharan said...

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Hi there,

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Dorian said...

i made a pocket with yugiho cards in one end open laminated case so tchiniclly i made a wallet with 6 pockets

Amazing emo girl lol!!!! said...

this is the most amazing thing every i know we could make duck tape wallets but not playing card. I made like i don't even know a lot i guess!!!!!

Gejus van Diggele said...

Since 1994 I'm fascinated by the secondary use of playing cards. My collection includes over 4000 (single) cards used for over 250 different purposes other than playing games. The earliest is from the second half of the 15th century and was used to label a bag with legal documents in France. I will add your smart secondary use of playing cards to my database, with your ID, so your idea will be recorded for future generations. Thanks,
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Anonymous said...

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Alex said...

I made one about 5 years ago and I still use it. It is falling apart a bit, but it still works! The way I did the card slot was that I took a card from another deck that was the same as the card in the middle inside, and I cut the middle out. Then I covered the whole thing in tape and tapes three sides of it to the middle. It works great!

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