How does someone make a cardboard cutout stand-up?


Quick Answer

Create a cardboard wedge that is roughly two-thirds as tall as the cutout and glue it perpendicularly to the back of the cutout. Once the glue is dry, it will be strong enough to help the cutout stand upright.

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A full-size cutout of a person or another image is an eye-catching addition to any party. Making that cutout stand upright is possible with a similarly sized piece of cardboard, scissors, and glue.

  1. Measure and cut
  2. Lay out the piece of cardboard next to the cutout, Measure a section that is roughly two-thirds the length of the cutout. Cut a long wedge with one right angle from this measured section.

  3. Glue the wedge
  4. Fold a small section of the wedge along the longest side up 90 degrees. Place a layer of glue along the outside of this folded up section of the wedge. Press into place against the back of the cutout. Place with the shortest side of the wedge lined up along the bottom of the cutout.

  5. Leave in place
  6. Use heavy books to hold the glued wedge in place against the back of the cutout. Allow the glue to dry for several hours. After this, try standing the cutout upright so that it leans against the wedge for support.

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