How to Make a Cardboard Standee

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Things You'll Need

  • Camera (optional)

  • USB stick

  • Glue

  • Foam paint roller

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Sticky tape (optional)

Movie theaters often use cardboard standees to promote movies. They grab attention, they are fun and some people even like taking photos with them. You can similarly use a cardboard standee to get your business noticed. For personal use, the possibilities are endless. Use it to spice up party decorations, for pranks or to have a celebrity live in your room. Make a head-sized hole to turn it into a photo-op standee at events.


Step 1

Prepare a picture for the cardboard standee. If you want to make a life-sized standee, use a camera with at least seven megapixel resolution or higher.

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Step 2

Store the picture in a USB stick.


Step 3

Take the USB stick to a copy shop and request that they print it to your size specifications.

Step 4

Glue the printed picture onto a piece of cardboard. Use a clean foam paint roller to go over the picture to minimize bubbles and wrinkles.


Step 5

Cut the cardboard to follow the outline of the picture.

Step 6

Cut out a smaller piece of triangular cardboard to serve as a base. Create a small flap where the base would meet the main piece and attach it at a 90-degree angle to the back of the main cardboard piece.



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