After years of wearing its shape into my back pockets, my “genuine leather” wallet finally started to come apart at the seams. First in the billfold, now in the credit card holder. So it was with some reluctance that I started in on this week’s Curious 52 challenge—to replace my trusty old friend with a new duct tape carry-all.
The sentiment faded fast as I started to get excited about my new accessory. I started by making some customizations to make sure that my wallet would fit my back pocket. I like to fold my bills; it’s a small price to pay to keep my wallet snug in a pocket and out of view.
From there it was a simple process of measuring pieces of tape and sticking them together. In minutes I had formed my billfold and was moving onto my credit card holder.
When I grabbed my tape to start assembling the accordion pocket, I was disappointed to find that I had hit the end of my roll. Luckily I had already assembled something with more room and functionality than my old wallet.
- Start with a fresh roll of tape!
- Try using a roll of checkerboard tape. It looks pretty cool and eliminates the need for a ruler (just count the squares).
- When you stick two pieces of tape together, make sure they’re totally lined up! It’s hard to pull them apart.
Rest in peace, ole’ Genuine Leather.