CD Cell Phone Stand




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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.

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Drawing Guidelines

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

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

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

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.

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    28 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

    5 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Make sure to use spray paint for plastic though, cause I just spaced out and used normal and it just slides right off


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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