Repurpose your Tictac candy containers to a two-sided wall mount for your mobile phone.
Do not throw away your Tictac containers as they can be repurposed into so many things. Enjoy watching a movie, video podcasts or youtube while on the toilet seat, brushing your teeth or even while in a shower. Mount your mobile phone to virtually any vertical flat surface with a Tictac Phone Mount.
Step 1: Things you need
Things you need for this project;
- Empty Tictac container
- Oil (baby oil, massage oil, coconut oil, etc)
- Sturdy scissors (durable enough to cut through plastic)
- Durable double sided foam tape (I use 3M just to be safe)
- White board marker
- Optional: some sharp material such as nail file or cutter
Step 2: Measure the thickness of your smartphone
The width of the Tictac container is about 10mm. This means that any smartphone that has a thickness within this range will work. If your smartphone is more than 10mm in tickness, you can try looking for another container that may work similarly with this project (dentall floss, candy containers, etc). My Samsung Galaxy S3 fits perfectly even with the casing. If you are too lazy to measure, check the site below for your phone's dimension.
Step 3: Clean up the Tictac container
Remove the lid and sticker label from the Tictac container. A sticky residue will usually be left on the container from the sticker adhesive. In order to remove the adhesive, use a drop or two of any oil that you have available on your finger and gently rub over the residue. After a few seconds, the residue will normally be removed and you can wash the container with soap and water to remove the leftover oils. I have tried baby oil, coconut oil and some leftover massage oil I have at home and all worked well.