While trying to create a sort-of easel out of Post-Its to hold up my pictures at the office (why such a complex craft with little experience? IDK) I realised it wouldn't hold up so I decided to make a couple of triangles to stick behind the easel and.... well I noticed I didnt need the whole contraption, just the triangles. So this was born. In a few minutes I solved my problem (I'm waiting for the 3D Printer to get fixed so I can print a few frames). Anyway here's a dirt-cheap and easy way of propping up your pics using office supplies (shhh!) Bear in mind i'm not quite (not even near) an expert craftsman but that might give you an idea on how easy this is. Enjoy!
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Step 1: START
So we start off with a normal Post-It (or "sticky" if you wanna be generic about it.... maybe I have to, IDK) with the adhesive facing upwards.
Step 2: Fold 1
Fold in half. The adhesive should be sticking both halves together to make a rectangle.
Step 3: Fold 2
Again, fold in half to form a square.
Step 4: Fold 3
Now fold in half but along a corner-corner axis so you end up with a triangle.
Step 5: Fold 4
One more time! Fold in half to make a smaller triangle.
Step 6: Last Fold!
Ok so by now you should have a triangle that won't completely hold closed and that's what we want. The idea is to have your last triangle open in a 90º angle so that one triangle recieves a corner of your picture and the other supports the picture upwards. The thing is, even a 4x6 photo will be too heavy and will fall back so I decided to give that support triangle an extra fold, but this time it's sort of an accute angle. This last part is where it gets tricky. You're gonna have to toggle that last fold so to the point where it balances you photo upward. Just fold/unfold until you find a sturdy position.
Step 7: Stick It In!
Now just stick your picture between the folds of the upright triangle and you're done!
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