I’m not sure what to call this. I actually made it to display various sized envelopes for my envelope demonstration for tomorrow’s First Friday Art Walk. I can see, however that this would be perfect for stand up photo display.
It’s wonderful when something effortlessly comes together. It doesn’t happen too often, so maybe that’s why I feel so joyful when it does happen. And it happened yesterday as I was preparing for my envelope display and demonstration.
I was sitting at my drafting table with my envelopes, and beside me was a pad of Post-It Notes. I got the idea to see if I could fold Post-It Notes to hold my envelopes together so they could stand up rather than just lay flat on my drafting table. I found a couple of folds that worked and picked my favorite to share.
- Fold horizontally, vertically and diagonally (see 1 above)
- Fold two opposing corners to the middle (see 2 above)
- Reverse the diagonal fold (see 3 above)
- Pinch the two other opposing corners in to the center (see 4 above)
- Fold the two flaps into the center of the folded triangle (see 5 above)
- Now your triangle will look like 6 above. You can see how the flaps lie inside the folded triangle.
You don’t need to use Post-It Notes, as any square paper would do, but I think using them just adds a fun quirkiness to the display. Using used Post It-Notes or other scrap paper could make interesting patterns too.
I think using these little triangle holders to hold photos or little prints as a display would be perfect. They could easily be made into a centerpiece for a special occasion, like a birthday or anniversary. It takes just minutes to make these and I’m sure there are lots of uses for them that I haven’t even thought of.