Chip wrappers or bags are made in a variety of colors and sizes. You can use empty chip wrappers to make handbags, bracelets, vests and wallets to recycle the wrapper and help the environment. A chip wrapper or bag with a flat unfolded surface of 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches is required in order to make a full-size wallet.
Chip wrapper, clean
Step 1 – Cut a clean chip wrapper open and flatten it into one layer. Measure, mark and cut the chip wrapper into an 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch shape.
Step 2 – Place the chip wrapper on a flat, stable work surface with the 11-inch edge positioned horizontally. and the decorated side face down.
Step 3 – Fold the top 11-inch edge of the chip wrapper down and match it with the bottom edge. Crease the fold line with the edge of a ruler. Open the wrapper to its original position.
Step 4 – Measure and fold the top edge down 1/2 inch. Crease the fold with a ruler. Open the chip wrapper. Do the same with the bottom edge.
Step 5 – Measure and fold the 8 1/2-inch right edge 1/2 inch toward the wrapper center. Crease the fold with a ruler. Open the chip wrapper. Do the same with the left edge.
Step 6 – Fold the 8 1/2-inch left edge to the right edge. Match the edges and fold. Crease the fold with a ruler. Open the wrapper.
Step 7 – Fold the left edge toward the right edge, stopping 1/4 inch from left edge. Crease the fold with a ruler and open the wrapper. Do the same with the right side.
Step 8 – Fold the top edge toward the bottom edge, stopping 1/4 inch from the bottom edge. Crease the fold with a ruler and open the wrapper. Do the same with the bottom edge.
Step 1 – Fold the 1/2-inch bottom fold. Fold the horizontal fold in the center. Pick up the chip wrapper so the 1/2-inch folded edge is facing you and the horizontal fold is on the bottom.
Step 2 – Push the bottom left corner of the 1/2-inch horizontal fold toward the inside of the wallet. An indented V shape is created between the edge and the fold line on the left side. Fold the portion of the 1/2-inch edge of the V closest to you toward the inside of the wallet. Fold the remaining portion of the V over the outside of the chip wrapper wallet closet to you. Repeat the process with the right side of the wallet.
Step 3 – Push the 1/2-inch fold along the top left hand corner toward the inside of the wallet to create an indented V shape. Insert the V into the 1/2-inch folded edge to secure the top to the side of the wallet. Fold the 1/2-inch top folded edge of the chip wrapper toward the inside of the wallet at the same time to create a finished edge. Repeat the process with the top right corner of the chip wrapper wallet.
Step 4 – Fold the wallet in half at the pre-folded vertical line. All cut edges of the chip wrapper wallet are now hidden and inside the folded wallet. A small triangle is visible on the bottom left and bottom right hand corner if all folding is done correctly. Thus, the folding of the thin wallet will provide comfort in carrying them. The sitting of the person will not be affected through the wallet in the back pocket of the pants..