Introduction: Credit Card IPhone Stand

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Is your iPhone tired of just laying around on your desk? Want it to get on up and move on with its life? Then make a quick stand out of an old credit card or other plastic membership card. All you need is a couple minutes and a pair of scissors.

I just made a similar iPhone stand that uses one club card and the two keychain fobs, but this time I wanted to do it with just one card and it works great.

All right, let's do this for iPhones everywhere.

Step 1: Get a Card

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This is a plastic membership card from a New York drugstore that I'll never use since I live in California. You can get these in many places. In fact, you've probably been offered one today!

Step 2: Fold!

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Folded! In half!

Step 3: Cut!

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Now get out those scissors and cut out a shape like this on one side. Repeat for the other side.

Step 4: And Then... Well, That's It, Really

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Look at that! Already done! Now just plop your iPhone in and use some cool app. This is a Flip Clock one that goes for 99 cents and mimics a flip clock I have at home so it makes me happy.


DokeyLaugh (author)2017-01-19

cool !

kariswg1 (author)2016-12-07

Just made it...very cool,....thanks, ...wish it would handle the phone at vertical height...

AdrianCord (author)2016-03-31

Cool... I want make it.

ethan_hair7 (author)2015-05-05

Nice. I will try it.

Williamsrealm (author)2015-03-30


jeyeens (author)2014-12-05

Simple and effective

dirtyharry44boy (author)2014-11-03

Really great if you use an old iTunes card!!!

Yoitsjohan (author)2014-07-28


Mariska Botha (author)2013-09-04

Very cool

BunnyRoger (author)2013-09-03


Amanda Culbert (author)2013-09-02


MAApleton (author)2013-08-29

Thanks for sharing a very cool instructable.

jasonmhandyman (author)2013-08-27

Way simple yet very useful. Awsome.

jasonmhandyman (author)2013-08-27

Way simple yet very useful. Awsome.

hal-beloushi (author)2013-08-11

Thank you

King Crab (author)2010-01-22

That other guys iPhone stand from a card is better and much easier.

fungus amungus (author)King Crab2010-01-22

 Which one?

samalert (author)fungus amungus2013-08-01

if am not wrong i think this one

fungus amungus (author)samalert2013-08-09

As long as people are happy with either solution, that's cool. Why not both!

I like this solution since it's smaller and lifts the phone up a bit. That and that it can be unfolded and folded again many times and still work. Hinge fatigue shouldn't be a problem unless it tears.

But his is cool since it doesn't need scissors.

Best yet, both can be made when you have some downtime at your desk.

jsaunders7 (author)2013-08-01

Ok I did it and its pretty cool


jkdabrown (author)2013-08-08

Great, I made this out of an old gift card and works great, thanks for posting :)

kjsice (author)2013-08-02

Thanks. Can take the stand with me in my wallet!

maazabharat (author)2013-08-01

its really easy and trustworthy

zayyaf90 (author)2013-07-31

sweet. thanks.

Yong2010 (author)2011-12-15

Very nice!

CandyLV (author)2011-11-23

OK, this is TOO BRILLIANT!! took me less than a minute to fix an old issue. Plus, I had a nice gleeful giggle when I put it to use for the first time.

now showing my BB built-in Flip Clock!


fungus amungus (author)SirColton2010-01-25

Nice! Thanks for the link.

wotot2 (author)2010-01-23

What app is that on the first picture? It looks like the HTC phone clock...

 I'll have to make a few adjustments for my iPod touch but still awesome! What's the name of the app for the flip clock?

GianniMora (author)2010-01-22

dnt u already make this? 

In a different way, yes. That's what I'm talking about in the second paragraph.

Killer~SafeCracker (author)2010-01-22

Hey that's a good idea!!

Hmmmm.... How did I get first comment??

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Bio: I like to make things for the internets. I also sell a pretty cool calendar at You'll like it.
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