Doll Craft- Duck Tape Wallet

It’s been duck tape wallet mania at our house.  My 12 year old daughter has mastered the craft and we had a group of friends over to make some just for fun!  I leaned over the table and watched them create endless combinations of colors and personalize their own with little ideas they came up with on the fly.  They were so cute and I thought to myself, I am going to make a doll sized version!  And my own twist on it will be that I will make it big enough to hold doll money and small enough to fit in the doll purse we made a little while back (remember…out of a gum package:) )!

So with a little experimenting I designed a duck tape wallet that folds in half with a closure tab that holds it shut.

Join the duck tape wallet fun and make one for your dolls!

Let’s see what we’ll need.

Supplies:

  • scissors
  • ruler
  • duck tape
  • self adhesive jewels 

Wallet Base

Cut 4 pieces of duck tape 3 1/4” long.  An easy way to measure and cut duck tape is to stick it to the edge of a ruler at the measurement you want.  Here I stuck it to the ruler at 3 1/4”.  Then trim the duck tape at the bottom edge of the ruler.

Take 2 pieces of duck tape and lay them down with the sticky side up.  Stick the 2 pieces together along the 3 1/4” side, overlapping them 1/2”.  Repeat with the next 2 pieces of duck tape.

Now you have 2 sections of duck tape that are nearly square.  Lay one down with the sticky side up.  Take the second one and attach it to the first, sticky side to sticky side.  Now you have 1 square of double sided duck tape.  This is the foundation of the wallet.

Making a Pocket

Next we are going to prepare the strips that connect the wallet together.

  • Cut a 2” strip of duck tape.  Along the cut edge make 1/2” snips.
  • Hold the duck tape on either side of the snip.  Tear the duck tape into a strip.
  • Repeat with the rest of the 2” strip.  Pictured is the 2” strip torn into 1/2” x 2” strips. There was a tiny strip left over.

Take the double sided square of duck tape and fold it in half.  On either end, position half of the tape strip on the edge.  Fold it over onto the back.

Trim the extra tape strip off.  Now you have a little pocket.

Making a Closure

To make a closure for the wallet cut a strip of duck tape 1 1/4” X 1”.  Fold it in half on the 1” side so it measures 1 1/4” X 1/2”.  Center this double sided strip on one end of the pocket.  Overlap it onto the wallet about 1/4”.  Use a scrap of duck tape left over or cut a piece to 1/2” X 2”.  Secure the closure tab with the strip of tape.  Trim any tape that hangs over the edge.

We are going to add a little bling to the closure tab!  Don’t hesitate to add anything fun to decorate the closure tab.  What ever you like!  What ever you have on hand!  Buttons, flowers, stickers are a few fun possibilities!  I lined up a few self adhesive jewels.

Now flip the wallet over and add a little “roll” of duck tape.  Fold the wallet in half and fold the closure tab over.  Ta-da!  All finished!

Your wallet may be finished but don’t forget the cash!  Mine is a free printable that you can download after you sign up for a free purse pattern from Doll Clothes Patterns.  Doll Diaries also has some fun doll play money you can print.

For fun I had to slip in a couple mini coins from Kit’s and Julie’s AG Accessory sets!

This little doll wallet is easy to make!  It fits so perfectly in our doll purse and holds doll cash, perfect!

Danger!  This craft is contagious and you may find yourself making loads of wallets for all of your dolly friends! 

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Comments

  1. AB says:

    Cute!

  2. Those are adorable! There are not a lot of doll duct tape crafts, so I’m glad your bridging the gap, Anna!

  3. This is such a great idea! I’ve made a duct tape wallet for myself, but never thought to make one for my dolls. Yours turned out really cute!

  4. Meghan =) says:

    I love this! I WILL try this!

  5. Julia says:

    Cute craft! I love making duct tape wallets!

  6. Megan!!!!!! says:

    i love this! i must make!!!

  7. Katie says:

    Char did you get my photo shoot of Rebecca? If you did could you please post it? Thank you. :)

  8. Miriam says:

    My son made himself a duct tape wallet. Never thought about it for the dolls!

  9. So cute Anna, you always blow us away with your fantastic ideas! We’ve got some pink duck tape somewhere…now we know what to use it for!

  10. Jeneca says:

    That is so cool!! I love making stuff with duct tape… anything. :)

  11. Bailey says:

    I LOVE DUCT TAPE!!!!!!!

  12. Ella says:

    So cute!
    I LOVE duct tape!:)

  13. Kaylee says:

    Will have to try this one…love the warning at the end. ; )

  14. sabrina says:

    My friend made one for me! I didn’t know how to make a doll sized one though!

  15. 7agdolls says:

    Awesome! I have been trying to make doll duck tape wallet for quite sometime now, just never did I have the right size combinations. Thank you Anna!

  16. Bailey13 says:

    OMG! Now McKenna will have one and so will I!!!!!

  17. Katie says:

    Once I made a Duct Tape mailbox and put it on my door. Awesome right!?!?
    Char did you get my Rebecca photo shoot?

  18. Juliet XD says:

    i never quite got the hang of duct tape, but that wallet is EPIC XD

  19. Alyssa says:

    cool

  20. Char says:

    I did Katie but have not been able to post it yet – there are quite a few other reader submitted posts in line, too.

  21. Emma says:

    so cute! I used the 25 cents that came with Julie’s accessories.

  22. Makenzie says:

    Cute! But complicated. I made the purse my own way.

  23. Mary says:

    LOL LOVE THE WARNING! ITS TRUE! ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CONTAGIOUS!! AND ADORABLE

  24. Yukari says:

    Neat idea! I just tried it with some leftover black duck tape. I used a piece of sticky-back velcro as a closure. It turned out neat. Have to get some coloured duck tape next!

  25. Allison says:

    Oh i like it, you can, us it to hold doll cash or, use it to hold REAL cash for yourself! :)

  26. Judy says:

    Great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your baby dolls. I suppose I will have to change gums for a while so I can make a cute purse.