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Origami Wallet 2

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 piece of paper that is at least eight inches by ten inches (8" x 10"). The photos show a twelve inch by twelve inch (12" x 12") square.

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 going side to side. If there is a pattern, place it pattern side down.

Fold in half top edge to bottom edge.

Unfold.

From this middle fold line, measure three inches (3") towards the top edge and make a mark. From the middle fold line, measure three inches (3") towards the bottom edge and make a mark.

Fold the top edge down at the three inch (3") mark towards the middle fold line.

Fold the bottom edge up at the three inch (3") mark towards the middle fold line.

From top to bottom, it should measure six inches (6") in tall.

Fold the left edge towards the right edge, line up the edges, crease the fold, then unfold.

From this middle fold line, measure four inches (4") towards the left edge and make a mark. From the middle fold line, measure four inches (4") towards the right edge and make a mark.

Fold the top left at the four inch (4") mark towards the middle fold line.

Fold the right edge at the four inch (4") mark towards the left fold line.

From left to right, it should measure eight inches (8") in wide.

Unfold the last two folds.

Using the left hand fold line as a guide, fold the top left corner down and to the right forming a triangle.

Using the right hand fold line as a guide, fold the top right corner down and to the left forming a triangle.

Fold the left edge at the four inch (4") mark towards the middle fold line.

Fold the right edge at the four inch (4") mark towards the middle fold line.

Using the left edge as a guide, fold the bottom inside corner up and to the left forming a triangle.

Using the right edge as a guide, fold the bottom inside corner up and to the right forming a triangle.

Fold the top edge down towards the bottom edge.

Tuck the bottom left corner triangle into the top left corner triangle.

Tuck the bottom right corner triangle into the top right corner triangle.

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

Finished size is three inches (3") tall by four inches (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 a very slim wallet.

Origami Wallet #1

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Created on 8 May 2006. last April 19, 2014

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