Introduction: 6-Segment Pen Stand

A pen stand is a must have accessory on any desk, be it home or office. Many times they give a bit of life to the table on a subconscious level. That's the reason they never go out of trend.

In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make your own pen stand using a technique called origami. This fancy pen stand is stunning when it comes to looks and has 6 partitions to organize your stationery.

So let's get crafting !!

Step 1: Materials Required

To make this beautiful pen stand, you'll need the following materials in your inventory:

  • Square Crafting Papers
  • Small Rectangular Pieces of Paper
  • Glue
  • Paper Cutter
  • Pencil

That's all the things you need, so let's get going!!

Step 2: Make a Prism

This entire pen stand is a combination of many small triangular prisms joined together. You can say that the prism is the most basic part of this pen stand.

Take a square crafting paper and fold it in half. Then fold the two halves again inwards. Now open the paper again and turn it 90 degrees. Repeat the same process. After you've opened you should have a grid formed on the square sheet of paper.

Fold the corners of the paper in triangular fashion inwards.

Fold the top and the bottom flaps in towards the center and rotate it to form the prism structure. Follow the pictures for a clear view of the steps. Before closing the prism, insert a small piece of a different colored paper to add a little more detail.

Repeat the previous step to make six such prisms.

Step 3: Glue the Prisms

Now that you have six different colored prisms, it's time to glue them together.

Apply glue on the inside of the prisms and attach them to each other as shown in the picture. Once you have attached all the prisms together, you should now have a hexagonal shaped structure.

It's time now for the base.

Step 4: The Base

Without the base, the structure cannot be called a pen stand. So to make the base, trace the outline of the pen stand on to a drawing paper and cut it out. Now paste this trace on another chart paper and cut it out too.

Now apply glue on the bottom of the pen stand and stick the base firmly on to it. Let it dry for a while.

Step 5: Decorate Your Table

After the entire structure has dried, it's time to put in your stationery into this simple pen stand. Give life to your same old boring tables with this awesome pen stand.

Try it out and let me know how it turns out.

Ciao !!

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DavayneT (author)2017-08-24

i dont want to seem dumb but i seriously cant undertsnad the step about turning it into a prism

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