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Make your own phone stand and deck out of a cork!
You don't need money to buy an expensive stand for your smart phone! You only need a cork and some paint! Ready in minutes this has become my favorite gift for my friends!

Posted by Akamatra from Athens, Attica, Greece • Published See Akamatra's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 1
    Step 1

    some corks
    any kind of painting tools you like (sharpies, acrylic paints, water colors, old nail polish etc)
    a chisel
    a keychain

  • Step 2

    The procedure is very simple and quite easy! You have to be cautious with the chisel though as always!

    Choose your cork so that the round edges are not destroyed by the tirbouson. Place your cork on a cutting surface on its round edge. With your chisel carefully cut a piece longitudinally to create a flat surface.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 3
    Step 3

    Don't cut too much, just enough to make a flat surface so it can stand on its own when placed on that side.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now make a cut on the up side of the cork (the down side is the one you just created by cutting the flat surface) as shown in the photos that follow. The goal here is to create a cavity that'll fit your phone. Don't be hasty, be patient!

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 5
    Step 5

    First cut two parallel lines that wont go all the way down on the thickness of the cork but they stop in the middle of it.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then place the chisel on the vertical of those parallels and remove the semicircled slice of the cork.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is the starting point of your cavity.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 8
    Step 8

    Test the cavity by putting your phone in it. It's not supposed to fit perfectly at this point. This will give you an idea of what you need to do to make it fit.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 9
    Step 9

    Since you want your phone to be inclined slightly to the back in order to be able to read, you want to make an inclined cut on the back side of the cavity, like the one shown here.
    Try it on and work in this manner until you reach the desired inclination. Make small careful cuts and try it on to avoid creating a larger than needed cavity that will not hold your phone.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 10
    Step 10

    As soon as your cork fits your phone well it's fun time! You can paint your cork however you like! It's well known that I can't paint to save my life! Honestly you guys I suffer as I say it but it is true! So I choose to paint the whole cork with acrylics and then I tried to design some of the same designs my phone case had.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 11
    Step 11

    Meaning cherries and strawberries and flowers. I used my sharpies for that.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 12
    Step 12

    You can take a keychain and attach it to the other end of the cork in order to have it with you at all times! Can you tell I am addicted to my e-reader/phone?

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 13
    Step 13

    As you can see I got very excited with this project especially because it was my very own idea and - to the best of my knowledge - hasn't been done before.

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 14
    Step 14

    You can make it so your phone stands both on its side and vertically too!

  • How to make a phone holder. How To Make A Phone Stand Out Of A Cork - Step 15
    Step 15

    Enjoy (and please credit me for this idea)

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
What an awesome idea, this rock! Wink
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