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Easy to make DIY phone stand

We’re all more or less addicted to our cell phones, and having a phone stand around makes life easier.

A few years ago I made a phone stand out of wood. Very simple and very effective, I still use it every day.

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Frankly, I think having a phone stand in every room of the house could be useful.

I use it in the kitchen when I cook and need to follow a recipe. In the office when I need my phone to stand when working.

Sometimes I even use my DIY phone holder when I eat while chatting with my parents (who live 9000 km away).

Not to mention that I put the phone stand on a side table to watch a series on Netflix in the evening.

You get it, I needed more than one cell phone holder.

Nothing better than an easy DIY to solve this problem.

I specially like this homemade cell phone holder as it looks very nice even when not used.

Adding a little rainbow in the decoration is always a cute idea.

Scroll down for the supplies list, the step by step and the video tutorial.

diy phone stand supplies

DIY cell phone stand

Supplies you will need to make a rainbow phone stand

The FREE arch template is available in my resource library along with a load of other great prints and patterns.

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I suggest you work with a juice or milk cardboard container This material has a plastic layer inside that avoid plaster or concrete to stick to it when drying.

You can also create your phone stand mold with regular cardboard if you apply a coat of this product inside the mold before pouring the plaster.


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report the shape to make diy phone stand

First clean and dry the milk or juice container, then open it to have a flat sheet.

Print the rainbow shape, which is available as a free download in my resource library. Cut out the shape and report it on the cardboard.

As the cardboard has a layer of plastic I used a sharpie to draw the rainbow.

cut the cardboard to make the diy phone stand

Cut out the rainbow shape.

cut cardboard the make the diy phone stand

On the remaining space of the cardboard, trace strips of 1 inch (2,5cm) high and cut them out.

let make a diy phone stand

You need to have enough strip length to create edges all along with the rainbow shape.

Depending on the container size you have you may probably need more than one. In this case, just clean and open a second container to have an extra sheet of cardboard.

assemble the cardboard to make diy phone stand

Use masking tape to fix the strips along the edges and create the phone stand mold.

Tape the cradboard together to make the phone stand

Ensure that all the edges are tight so that the mold is “plaster-proof”. Don’t hesitate to add extra masking tape if necessary.

mix the plaster to make the diy phone stand

Put the plaster on a bowl and mix with water following the package instructions.

I used around 1 pound (1/2kg) of plaster to make the phone stand.

pour the plaster into the shape to make the phone stand

Pour the plaster into the mold. Tap smoothly the sides of the mold to level the plaster.

The plaster thickness must be around 3/4 in. (2cm)

Wait for the plaster to fully dry. It took 2 days in my case.

If you have any doubt you can refer to the package instructions.

sand the diy phone stand

Sand the shape. You can use a 100 grid paper or thinner.

paint a rainbow on the diy phone stand

Choose 3 nice color shades and paint three arches on the plaster to make the rainbow.

I’m not very good at mixing colors to create nice shades. So instead of using craft acrylic I get interior paint sample. They offer a large range of trending colors that are easy to combine.

diy phone stand

Let the paint dry, slide your phone in and enjoy!

You can place you phone vertically or horizontally. You can use the phone stand on your desk or on a table.

Watch the video to make your DIY cell phone holder

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This homemade phone stand is super easy to make and looks nice even when you are not using it.

Adding a rainbow into decoration is always a nice idea, don’t you agree?

I enjoyed making this phone accessory. I may give a try in the future to make a diy a phone case.

DIY cell phone stand

Which colors would you like to choose to paint your phone stand? I wanted terracotta shades but ended up using the paint I had on hands.

I like it anyway! I hope you too! Remember you can grab the free template to make the DIY phone holder in the library.

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Sunday 31st of January 2021

You’re a clever one, Ama! So send me the kids’ math homework and I’ll help you out. 😘 Hang in there, mama. Blue skies follow rainbows.


Friday 5th of February 2021

Hi Dinah, I'm glad you like this easy phone stand, and thanks for offering your help with math homework ;) I like art classes much better! Well, I guess we all need to be a little more patient. I hope we will be back to normal soon. Take care!


Thursday 28th of January 2021

Ah I definitely need another stand for my phone, love this idea!


Thursday 28th of January 2021

Thanks! It's super easy to make and you can customize the phone stand with any color you like. It's always fun to decorate with rainbows.