5 Minute DIY Cell Phone Stand

From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

This idea is one of the simplest and no cost ways to make a DIY cell phone stand.  From trash to treasure, this upcycle project turns toilet paper rolls into beautiful cell phone stands in under 5 minutes! We give you a free cactus print and stand template, but as far as colors go… use any paper you like! Make ones that match the decor for each desk, end table or nightstand in your home.

Also, if you have a problem keeping track of your phone you might want to check out our post  “How to Stop Losing Your Cell Phone”.  Plus, we are known for our most awesome upcycle ideas to check out our section on that and for a couple more uses for cardboard tubes you might enjoy our “Lovely Jewelry Stand from a CD Spool and Tube” and “How to Make the Most Unique Small Puzzle Mat”. 

Supplies

  • Cardboard Tube (Pattern is ready made for a toilet paper tube but you can also use tubes from plastic wrap etc and cut them to size.)
  • Free template download plus cactus print.
  • If using your own printed paper, a 5″x 6″ rectangle is needed. 6″x 6″ scrapbook pads work great!
  • Scissors, preferably Precision Scissors
  • X-acto Knife (optional)
  • Push Up Glue Stick or other adhesive

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Instructions

NOTES: We left the inside of the tube uncovered as we liked the brown with the print. You could lightly paint it if desired. If the tube is thin you have to apply a very light coat.

Gather your supplies and download and print our free template.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Cut out the cactus print or your own paper of the same size.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Spread glue over the entire back of the paper.
From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Foll it around your cardboard tube.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Depending on your type of tube you may need to trim a little. But it should fit fairly well.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Cut out the template to use as a guide for cutting your tube.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Glue the tab end.
From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Wrap the template around your tube overlapping and sticking the glued tab onto the other side of the template. DO NOT glue this onto your tube.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

While holding the template in place, cut along the edge. This is easier, we learned, if you use detail scissors and/or and X-acto knife. (Detail scissors would not work on a very heavy tube.)From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Slide the template off the tube.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

It’s now ready to hold your phone! It will hold a variety of sizes both directions.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

The back side.From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

Make a bunch of these for every room. Best quick DIY cell phone stand ever!From trash to treasure, this simple upcycle project turns a toilet paper roll into a beautiful DIY cell phone stand in under 5 minutes. Free print download!

 

 

 

 

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