Make an Easy Origami Card Stand

easy origami card holder instructions
Chrissy Pk
Project Overview
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Skill Level: Beginner

This origami card holder or business card stand is great for place cards at parties, menu holder at cafes, and to display your business cards. You can also use these stands to display photos and any other flat item, such as credit cards. Another unique use would be to use this as a little stand to keep sewing needles or safety pins at the ready. If you're using these for a party, check out an ​Origami Cake Box Tutorial, which makes another great decoration. 

What You'll Need


  • Sheet of paper, approximately 6 inches by 6 inches


Start with the paper with the color you'd like as the strip that the card fits into. In this case, the bottom strip will be blue.

Fold Bottom Edge

Begin by folding the bottom edge all the way up to the top edge and making a crease in the very center.

  1. Unfold

    And then unfold.

  2. Fold Bottom Edge Up

    Now fold the bottom edge up to the center crease, followed by the top edge, and then unfold both back to the square.​

  3. Fold Right Edge

    Fold the right edge all the way over to the left edge but don't make a big crease, just a small pinch mark in the center is enough. This is to avoid an ugly crease in the middle.

  4. Fold Left and Right Edges

    Now you can fold the left and right edges to the little mark you just made, and then unfold.

    Easy origami card stand diagram - step 1
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  5. Flip Paper

    Flip the paper to the other side. 

  6. Fold Bottom Edge

    Fold the bottom edge up to the first horizontal crease from the bottom.

  7. Flip Paper Again

    Flip the paper over to the other side, keeping the folded bottom edge at the bottom.

  8. Fold Left and Right Edges

    Fold the left and right edges again to the middle. You can see you now have a section at the bottom.

  9. Refold Horizontal Creases

    Refold the horizontal creases. Now assemble by inserting the very top into the flap, and you're done.

    Easy origami card stand diagram - step 2
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