How to Make a Display Stand Up

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Teachers assign display boards in classes such as Science, History, English and Art. The display boards are made from foam core board, poster board or cardboard. The items on the display board are glued, taped or stapled to the surface. Standing the display board is done by bending the board into three equal parts like folding a letter. The board is then opened and stood on the folded edges. This creates creases in the board and is not always desirable. An alternative to bending the display board is adding a triangular stand similar to a picture frame.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Cardboard or poster board
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue stick

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  1. 1

    Place a 14X18-inch sheet of cardboard or poster board on a flat surface so the 14-inch side is on a horizontal plain.

  2. 2

    Place a ruler from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner. Line the edge of the ruler up with the two points. Draw a line down the ruler that connects the top and bottom points.

  3. 3

    Cut the cardboard or poster board along the drawn line to create two equal triangles. Place one triangle on top of the other, matching the edges. Lay the matched triangles on a flat surface so the 18-inch edge is on the right.

  4. 4

    Measure in 2 inches from the 18-inch edge on the right. Fold the right edge of the top poster board to the left at the 2-inch mark and then unfold. Flip the poster boards so the one underneath is now on top and the 18-inch edge is on the left. Measure in 2 inches from the 18-inch edge. Fold the poster board to the right at the 2-inch mark then unfold.

  5. 5

    Tape the two triangles together to make them one stable piece. Tape along the angled edge from the crease line to the point of the triangle. Tape along the 14-inch bottom edge from the crease line to the point.

  6. 6

    Pick up the triangle and fold out the two 18-inch edges along the crease line so they are perpendicular to the triangle.

  7. 7

    Place glue on the surface of the two folded edges. Stand up the display board in the proper position, placing 14-inch edge on the flat work surface. Slide the triangle against the display board until the glued folds touch the display board. Push the folds into place making sure the 14-inch bottom and the bottom of the display board are both sitting on the flat surface. Tape along the edges of the fold to help secure into place.

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