My nephews 10th birthday was yesterday and when I asked his mom what he wanted for a gift she said she really didn’t have a clue. He has everything he needs, so what do you get a kid that has everything? I sat on it a few days and had decided I might just get him a gift card or do a fun cash gift. As I was cruising around Facebook, the chat window popped up from my SIL:
At first I thought it was her just passing along a message, but I pretty quickly figured out it was actually Noah, my nephew. This just made my night. I love that my nieces and nephews instantly think of me when they have a creative idea. When he told his mom he was going to ask me to make one, she asked if he knew if I actually knew how to make one. His response? “Mom, Aunt Kim can make anything!” Awww! Thanks for the vote of confidence buddy.
No, I had never made a duct tape wallet. I have seen them before and even held one so I knew the construction of it was fairly simple. I decided on how I would do the billfold, but wasn’t sure how I wanted to add the pockets… so of course I turned to trusty Google and came across a super simple Duck Tape Wallet Tutorial from Crafty Nest. Super easy to follow and the end result was exactly what I wanted.
Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 24, 2012. Thanks again.
Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Aug. 24, 2012. Thanks again.
Random fact: I think we have the same color nail polish on right now. Have a good day :o) Loved the wallet!
HAHA! I love that random tidbit. I had my first ever pedicure last weekend and got a mani too. I very randomly grabbed the bright pink and am loving it!
Kim, this is one of the best gift ideas for kids I have seen. My husband has created his own duct tape wallets in the past but I never thought of them as a way to gift cash/gift cards. I love it! Totally pinned this one!
Thanks Nicole! I gave it to him last night and he was super excited. He said it was exactly what he wanted and as soon as he was able he switched everything from his old wallet to his new. I just love that kid!
This is clever! I just made duct tape flowers. 🙂
You had me curious… I had to do a search for Duct Tape Flowers! There are some pretty amazing ones out there… man, duct tape is not only useful for holding together junker cars, but can also make some pretty cool stuff! HAHA.
My daughter went through a duct tape phase. She made roses, wallets and little purses as gifts for friends. She considered making a prom dress from duct tape, but when she got closer to the actual prom, she had second thoughts! We still buy fun colors and patterns. Just picked up a roll of mustache duct tape for her to take to college.
love it! yours looks fantastic! usually they look homemade…this looks like a real stinking wallet!
great idea. If it starts to wear just add another layer of duct tape.