Credit Card IPhone / Ipod Stand




Intro: Credit Card IPhone / Ipod Stand

I got tired of carrying around a stand or propping up my iPhone to watch shows so I pulled out a old ID card I had in my wallet and folded it to make a stand. Any hard plastic ID or old Credit card will work and they can be flattened again and slipped back into your wallet when you're done.

This is so simple I'm sure someone has done this before, but the more information we get out there the better.

Step 1: Pick a Card Any Card

Get an old used hard plastic card like a old ID or Credit Card (please scratch out any sensitive info) I used an old college ID that i tore the picture off of.

Step 2: Fold the Top

Fold over about 3/4 of the card leaving about 1/4 sticking out

Step 3: Fold the Bottom

Next fold up the 1/4 that was sticking out from the top fold.

Step 4: Set It Up

Now you should have a basic stand shape. Set it down on the table!

Step 5: Enjoy Some Podcasts

Now you have a simple iphone stand that you can adjust the angle of viewing by bending the back flap back or forward. Its even strong enough for a old 5g ipod if you play with it a bit.

Hope this saves some people money buying bulky iphone/ipod stands in the future.

Step 6: Rainy Day Storage

When you're done watching your favorite podcast then just flatten it back out and stick it in your wallet.



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    4 years ago on Introduction

    A repurposing winner! I found the card fits snug in the belt loops of my holster. (I only use the clip.)

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    I really like the simplicity of this idea.  I'm buying an iphone this weekend, so I'm looking at several of the iphone-related instructables...this is one of my favorites now.

      Question:  How many uses are you getting out of this?  I know I've destroyed old/cancelled credit cards in the past by folding them back-and-forth over and over until they break.  Have you had this problem?

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thats pretty cool. I just made it and it took like 5 seconds! thanks.

    Dave 125

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have been looking for a nano stand and this, by far, is the best and cheapest idea I have seen. I made one from an old i-tunes card but I also added this--get some masking tape and put it on the outer flap of the stand that is visible to you when viewing your nano. Carefully cut off any excess tape then, using a sharpie marker, color the taped flap black. Now when you view your nano on it's stand it looks better then seeing a white flap with lettering on it. I find that using old gift cards and old i-tunes cards are probably better than using old credit cards, because of trying to work around the raised lettering of an old credit card.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I found that this worked better on cards that do not have raised lettering.

    You cannot fold the letters/numbers so your fold will 'slide' If you happen to try right where there is an embossed part and the fold ends up crooked.  Also, because your fold will always end up between numbers, the  folding/unfolding will give you a crack on that weaker part. 

    Worked super with a card where the information was just printed on.  Thanks...


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You are "THE MAN"! I travel a lot and have been looking for a stand for my iphone, I have tried making several different kinds but none have come close to the simplicity and convenience as yours. I always seem to have the leftover room key and now I have a use for them. Thanks for the tip!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I've seen some beanbags that can be used for that purpose but this is a nice way to put your expired credit card to some good use!

    Rev Chumley

    8 years ago on Introduction

    The card i used was pretty heavy duty. I've been using it for months now and it hasn't lost it's ability to hold its shape.