I was trying to take videos of lettering work for Mix Fonts‘ instagram account, and holding my phone while working just wasn’t cutting it anymore. So, as the crafter that I am, I combined a few different origami tutorials and came up with this origami phone stand that could easily double as a beautiful wall installation. Read on to learn how to make these twin pyramid origami stands!
Start out with a square piece of patterned scrapbook paper. A 4×4 or 6×6-inch square should work for a regular iPhone.
To start, fold the square in half.
Then, fold again in half the other way.
Open up all the folds, then fold into quarters. First, fold the bottom edge towards the center.
Then, fold the top edge towards the center.
Next, you will need to make some creases. Start by making a doggie ear.
Unfold, then make another doggie ear in the opposite direction.
Repeat on the other side. Make a doggie ear fold.
Unfold, then make another doggie ear fold in the opposite direction.
Unfold. Make sure all creases are crisp.
Rotate your paper 90 degrees. Lift one corner, and tuck it inward. We’ll call this the POCKET.
Next, pinch the two corners towards each other until the paper naturally folds into itself.
Take the center, and tuck it under that pocket you created earlier.
Repeat on the other side. Start by creating that pocket.
Pinch the corners together to create that natural fold.
Tuck the fold into the pocket.
Last step, make the center fold crease even crisper. This is where your phone will be resting.
Flip over, and you’re all done!
Place your phone on there, and you’re good to go!
See! Wouldn’t this be a cute wall installation? I really should try making a large-scale version!