This paper clip stand is easy to make and effective. You can almost make one anywhere you can find a paper clip! The can hold a phone/iPod horizontally or vertically. You can also display images such as a post card with them!
Step 1: What You'll Need
For this project you'll need...
Large paper clip
Pliers (optional but helpful)
Step 2: Straighten the Paperclip
This part is pretty easy. I slightly pull is apart by hand then use the pliers on the bends.
Step 3: Bending the Paper Clip
My paper clip was approximately 7 1/2 inches long. I bent mine in 8 places. First I slightly bent it in half to have a reference point. Then I bent in about about 1/2 of an inch away form the middle on both sides. Then I straightened the middle point out. After this I bent it again on both side about 1 1/2 inches down from the last one. At the end of the paper clip I bent it up about a quarter of an inch.
Step 4: Adjustments
After all those bends, I adjusted it to hold my phone. First I spread out the bottom. Then I went back to the top and bent a little(refer to picture) I then made the bottom about a 120 degree angle in comparison to the top.
Step 5: Enjoy!!
You may need to make slight adjustment to fit your device. I got it to he a book!