Origami Stand

I was trying to take videos of lettering work for Mix Fontsinstagram 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.

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To start, fold the square in half.

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Then, fold again in half the other way.

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Open up all the folds, then fold into quarters. First, fold the bottom edge towards the center.

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Then, fold the top edge towards the center.

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Next, you will need to make some creases. Start by making a doggie ear.

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Unfold, then make another doggie ear in the opposite direction.

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Repeat on the other side. Make a doggie ear fold.

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Unfold, then make another doggie ear fold in the opposite direction.

 

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Unfold. Make sure all creases are crisp.
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Rotate your paper 90 degrees. Lift one corner, and tuck it inward. We’ll call this the POCKET.

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Next, pinch the two corners towards each other until the paper naturally folds into itself.

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Take the center, and tuck it under that pocket you created earlier.

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Repeat on the other side. Start by creating that pocket.

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Pinch the corners together to create that natural fold.

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Tuck the fold into the pocket.

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Last step, make the center fold crease even crisper. This is where your phone will be resting.

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Flip over, and you’re all done!

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Place your phone on there, and you’re good to go!

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See! Wouldn’t this be a cute wall installation? I really should try making a large-scale version!

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Tag @mikkomix or @itrydiy when you post your final projects on instagram. I’d love to see your work! Happy crafting!

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    Natalie

    October 11, 2016

    Love this! I’ve been looking for a phone stand that’s easy to make (meaning sans any carving) and this is it! Thank you so much!

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

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