Wait! Don't throw out that old CD when you can make it in to a cell phone stand! This is an instructable that will teach you how to make a cell phone stand out of a cd. please vote for it if you like it.
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Step 1: Materials

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For this instructable, you will need matches, a candle, a cd, a sharpie, and scissors.

Step 2: Drawing guidelines

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First, you will have to draw guidelines to show you where to cut. The lines may vary depending on the size of your cell phone. The bold lines are where you cut and the dotted line are where you fold(explained later).

Step 3: Start cutting

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Now you can start to cut. If you cut and the cd starts to crack. Warm up the cd with the lit candle so it will be more soft.

Step 4: Folding

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Now, you can start to fold on the dotted line. Warm up a line where you want to fold and now you can fold. This step needs time and patience. Don't just try to fold the tab all the way in the first warming session. Keep warming when needed. See the image for clarification on folding. If a tab breaks off, don't worry, just use super glue!

If there are any rough or pointy spots, just use sand paper.

Step 5: Finished

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Now you have your very own cd stand! Save the earth, don't throw away that cd! ;)

Here is a great idea suggested by a reader:
bsebllplaya24-Instead of having one bottom piece holding it up, have two that are off to the sides of the bottom so that it can be charging.

don't forget to:
lori485 years ago
Forgot to add photo of the one I've seen:

lori485 years ago
Looks nice but a little complicated. If you want a real hands free cell phone, go to .  They have a new idea on cell phone mounts for your car and will announce new models for the "third hand" model for desk and office use.  It's pretty cool, no stupid suctions cups that always fall off.  check it out.
Gage9876 years ago
I'm thinking about making this and wondered if anybody tried dipping it in paint or using a sharpie to color it because if you use like a madonna cd or something I wouldn't show that to my friends tell me how it worked if you did paint it
Make sure to use spray paint for plastic though, cause I just spaced out and used normal and it just slides right off
JellyWoo (author)  Gage9876 years ago
lol, do you mean painting front and back?
yeah then like putting on like a cool design
JellyWoo (author)  Gage9876 years ago
yeah that would work.
mattech6 years ago
I had a few mins to spare and needed a wall mounted phone holder so I gave it a try. I had trouble with cds splitting between layers so I used a clear spacer. Thanks for this quick and easy instructable.
JellyWoo (author)  mattech6 years ago
cool, thanks.
santy226 years ago
i noticed the cd is a memorex so.... Is it true, or is it a cellphone stand?
JellyWoo (author)  santy226 years ago
its an old memorex slogan "is it live, or is it memorex?"
JellyWoo (author)  santy226 years ago
oh, i get it!
DAND6 years ago
Very creative, I really need a cell phone holder!
JellyWoo (author)  DAND6 years ago
ohiopeanuts6 years ago
This worked great I modified it a bit to work in my car. Great idea!
JellyWoo (author)  ohiopeanuts6 years ago
MrUniverse6 years ago
It's done! This is my version of the cell phone stand:
JellyWoo (author)  MrUniverse6 years ago
cool, good job! ;)
MrUniverse6 years ago
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JellyWoo (author)  MrUniverse6 years ago
Couldn't you also make the bottom piece that holds the phone to one side so you can have your phone changing and looking cool on a CD stand at the same time?
JellyWoo (author)  bsebllplaya246 years ago
Instead of having one bottom piece holding it up, have two that are off to the sides of the bottom so that it can be charging. On my phone the one big bottom piece would have been covering the spot where you plug it in.
JellyWoo (author)  bsebllplaya246 years ago
oh! great idea! i'll add it to the instructable.
JellyWoo (author) 6 years ago
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JellyWoo (author)  JellyWoo6 years ago
don't forget to vote, comment, and rate!
Cool! Great Instructable! Thanks Joe
JellyWoo (author)  joejoerowley6 years ago