Make a festive statement this Halloween by creating a cell phone stand from A pumpkin! Easy to make and easy to use, these harvesty-holders are the perfect way to show your seasonal style!
There's nothing like finding a new way to do something simple, and the small challenge of finding a way to get your cell phone to stand up offers infinite possibilities! Try making an earth-friendly phone stand out of a pumpkin that's cheap, simple, and very cool to use!
This idea stemmed from the time I saw a round-ish cell phone dock at the store, right next to the Halloween section. There were plenty of miniature pumpkins for sale, and I immediately imagined how fun it would be to stand up my cell using a pumpkin!
After testing my idea a few times, I came up with a simple design that will allow you to create a very customizable phone stand/dock that definitely fits in with the Halloween season. It is comfortable to hold, lightweight, stable, and easy to use!
So, without any further delay, I give you: the Pumpkin Phone Holder!!!
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
-Some mini pumpkins (at least one).
-A pencil, pen, or marker.
-A cutting tool of some sort.
-One 5g packet of black Sugru.
-A cell phone or IPod.
Step 2: Selecting a Pumpkin
You will need to choose a small pumpkin that is at least 2 Centimeters widerthan your device. Pumpkins with stems that help them to stand on their sides are preferred, as you will need less Sugru.
Step 3: Measurements
To measure the size of your device on the pumpkin, simply stand the pumpkin on its side and prop the device up on it. Next, trace the sides of the device to get an accurate fit. Then, continue the lines so they go back at least 1.5 CM into the pumpkin. Make sure they are a constant distance apart!
Step 4: Carving the Pumpkin
Start carving the pumpkin at the very top of your line, then gradually make your way down until you have removed the entire bottom/front piece, as shown.
Step 5: Scooping Out the Seeds
Using your carving tool, scoop out the seeds of the pumpkin, until you have removed all pulp and seeds. Continue scraping until you have a nice smooth surface that fits your device. You may want to dry out the inside of the pumpkin with a paper towel.
Step 6: Testing the Fit
Test the pumpkin to see if your device fits snugly. If it doesn't, continue scraping the sides until you can slide it in snugly.
Step 7: Adding the Base
Using Sugru, add a base to the end of the stem and the bottom of the pumpkin. Make sure that when you stand it, the device is perfectly upright. Allow the Sugru to cure overnight.
Step 8: Done!!!
Congratulations! You now have a very Fall-festive phone stand! You can continue to customize this craft by adding paint, or faces, or even other parts to the pumpkin! The possibilities are endless, so keep on creating!!!