You will need:
1 x empty carton (1L)
1 x roll of insulation tape
1 x set of metal buttons (available at craft/sewing shops)
Step 1: Find a carton with an awesome, bold, colourful design. Consume. Clean. Dry.
Step 2: Carefully take apart at the seams. Cut off bottom and top tabs.
|The awesome African brand designs are awesome|
Step 4: The 1st and 3rd panel will become the sides of the wallet (looks like an accordion). This is perfect because it's usually those panels that have the ugly nutritional info table and stuff. If your carton is narrow, make 3 folds (see image) in each panel, so that you can open the wallet wide and have more space. If it's more of a normal/squarish carton (think long-life milk size), then only make one fold (inward) in those two panels.
|The template for the South African wallet|
Step 6: Line all the edges with insulation tape and fold over. Please pick a colour that compliments the design.
|Insulation tape for the edges of the wallet|
Step 8: Fold wallet in half. Staple the two compartments together with two staples in the centre.
|Easy peasy japaneasy|
Step 10: Place the tiny bits of the metal button on the first compartment. Lightly bash them together against a hard surface so that they are fastened. Do the same for the flap.
Done! Well done!
|The South African wallet. Bananas not included.|