Intro: Simple Pencil Stand
Recently, I customized a pencil for a co-worker. When he went to display it, it didn't sit right by itself. He tried to make something out of a paper clip that just didn't do the trick. So I used a piece of card stock from the lid of a donut box and a pair of scissors to make a nice little stand for it.
Step 1: Fold and Cut
Take a piece of card stock and fold it with the nice side on the inside. Then cut your stand shape as pictured in the second picture.
At the base of the "V" notch, with the card stock still folded over, make two vertical cuts right next to each other to create a single wide cut.
Cut a rectangle piece of card stock for the cross member and make a cut about a 1/4 inch in from each end. (see the last image) This piece should be long enough to hold the stand open at about a 60 to 75 degree angle.
Step 2: Assemble
Place the cross brace cuts into the cuts at the "V" notch.
Step 3: Done! Ready to Display
Not take your pencil, laser pointer, pen, etc... and display for all your office friends to admire.