Make A Paper “Throwaway Wallet”

Some people like to travel with a throwaway wallet, so that if they’re mugged, they can give the mugger something and escape quickly without losing all their cash and valuables. Why spend money on a pleather throwaway wallet, when you can make one for free?

Instructables has an excellent 8-step how-to on making a paper wallet. Capable of holding “tons of cash, 4 easily accessible credit cards, and 2-4 more ‘locked’ credit cards,” a paper wallet also has the obvious advantage on being scribble-on-able, so you can easily jot down directions to the hotel, the phone number for the cab company, or an address.

Following the instructions, I just made my own paper wallet in about 5 minutes. Now, I’m going to stuff it full of all my paper money.