This is a cereal wallet.
Actually, that is a trio of cereal wallets, which are in fact cereal box wallets – or even more precisely, pieces-of-cereal-boxes wallets, but who’s got time for such a sloggy name? “Cereal wallet” is perfectly concise and zingy.
This is how to make a cereal wallet:
1. Cut two pieces from a cereal box that are this size (a litter bigger than a credit card, driver’s license, hotel room key, school ID, or Starbucks card) –
2. Clip out a triangle from one of the cereal box pieces like this –
Don’t fret about perfection. Just snip-snip.
3. On a sewing machine, zig-zag around the edges like this –
You know all those ridiculous colors you’ve accumulated over the years from altering bridesmaid dresses and patching baby clothes? This is your chance to use them all up. Finally. Forever.
Be sure to do that forward-backward-forward thing (that probably has an official name) when you start and stop sewing, like this –
4. Put something precious in the wallet, like a photo or a Starbucks card or a handwritten note or a dollar, like this –
Cereal wallets are the perfect kitschy and inexpensive token of you-are-awesome-ness.
Important: cereal wallets are suitable for framing, public display, holding a dollar, and carrying in your pocket – but don’t swim with them. They will disintegrate.