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Origami Wallet 1

I hate fat wallets that start out a quarter of an inch thick - empty. By the time I add my driver's license, my business cars, my credit cards, my ATM cards, my library card, my medical cards, my donor identification card, and a bit of folding money, the wallet is huge!

I bought book on origami and fooled around with some of the designs until I came up with a paper wallet.

Now, a paper wallet is not going to last a long time, but it is cheap. I find that the slick papers from a month-to-month calendar work very well and will last longer than a month. So when my current wallet gets tattered, I just make another.

Start with a ten inch by twelve inch (10" x 12") piece of paper. This is a sheet from a stack of craft paper which is white on one side and has a pattern / color on the other.

Place it with the longest edge (12") going side to side. If there is a pattern, place it pattern side down.

Fold in half left edge to right edge.

Unfold.

Measuring from the left edge, make four (4) marks towards the top and four (4) marks at the bottom of the paper - one half inch (1/2"), two and three quarters inches (2 3/4"), nine and one quarter inches (9 1/4"), and eleven and one half inches (11 1/2").

(My marks did not show up, so I "enhanced" them.)

Fold left edge towards the center at the one half inch (1/2") mark.
Fold the left edge again towards the center at the two and three quarters inches (2 3/4") marks.
Fold the right edge towards the center at the eleven and one half inches (11 1/2") marks.
Fold the right edge again towards the center at the nine and one quarter inches (9 1/4") marks.

Unfold one fold on both the right and left edges.

Fold a triangular section of the upper left hand corner down and right to line up with the fold line at the two and three quarters inches (2 3/4") marks.

Repeat at the bottom left hand corner.

Fold a triangular section of the upper right hand corner down and left to line up with the fold line at the eleven and one half inches (11 1/2") marks.

Repeat at the bottom right hand corner.

Refold the left and right edges towards the center.

Turn over and place longest edge (now 10") going top to bottom.

Measuring from the top edge, make two (2) marks towards the left and two (2) marks towards the right sides - three inches (3") and seven inches (7").

(Again, my marks did not show up, so I "enhanced" them.)

Fold the top edge down at the three inch (3") marks.
Fold the bottom edge up at the seven inch (7") marks.
Tuck one flap into the other flap. (One flap may fit into the other easier than the reverse. Try it both ways and pick the best fit.)

This is the bottom flap on top.

This is the top flap on top.

Fold in half left edge to right edge at the center crease.

Finished size is four inches (4") tall by three and one quarter inches (3 1/4") wide.

 

Now I can stash my driver's license, my business cars, my credit cards, my ATM cards, my library card, my medical cards, my donor identification card, and a bit of folding money into the inside pockets or the outside pockets.

Origami Wallet #2

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Created on 8 May 2006. last April 19, 2014

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