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.