Monday, April 20, 2015

Magazine Paper Phone Stand - Make it Monday

Make it Monday
Phone Stand 
from Recycled/Upcycled Magazine Paper 
Earth Day Special 




Earth Day is on 22nd April. Let's celebrate this day with a special Craft that sends the message of Recycling. This is not only Easy to make but also utilizes almost free Materials and on the top of it very useful and Unisex item!

Here is the Craft of this week "Magazine Paper Phone Stand"...


What you will need:

  1. Old Magazine Paper/ Advertisement Flyers
  2. Cardboard 5"X 5" Piece
  3. Craft Glue
  4. Hot Glue Gun
  5. Scissors
The Steps:
  • First Cut a 3"X 3" piece from the cardboard. (*You can measure the width of your phone and cut the size accordingly, keeping it about 1.5 cms extra.)
  • Take you Magazine/ flyer paper, cut it into 1.5 cm wide strips, you will need about 6-7 strips.
  • Next Glue the strips randomly to the cardboard piece slightly over-laping, see the picture, cut off the strips leaving about 1.5" extra from the edge of the cardboard. 
  • Fold the strips on the reverse side and glue.
  • Your base is now ready.
  • Now take you Magazine paper sheet and start rolling it tightly (diagonally) to make paper sticks like this,
  • After rolling a bit keep spreading glue in between so that later when you cut the strip it won't open up, make 5-6 rolls,
  • Let the Sticks dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  • Now Cut off the extreme ends of the strip as these are a bit fragile (about 2 - 2.5"). You will have to follow this with every paper stick that you use.
  • Cut four small pieces from this to make the sides of the base, remember two sticks that go in between will be slightly shorter in length. For this you will have to use hot glue.

  • For the back, Take a long stick, cut the ends, and fold it in half making a 'V" shape, you can also determine the height according to your liking.
  • Trim the ends of the 'V' to make diagonal cuts to glue it more securely this will also keep the back slightly slant.
  • Using hot glue stick this at one side of your base which you want to be the back of your stand.
  • Now cut three pieces as in the picture to give a bit more style to your stand, glue these to the back.
  • Cut one more smaller piece and glue it at the base to further secure the triangular back. 
  • You can add one more 'V' to the back. Don't Forget to diagonally trim the ends for this too.

  • You are now done, to further preserve and make it water resistant you can coat your Phone Stand with paper varnish.

 


Happy Crafting!
Happy Earth Day in Advance!
Do you have any "Eco Crafts" on your blog, feel free to share a link here in the comments.

I used to sell Recycled Crafts like this once in My Shop:

Cell Phone, i- phone Holder, Eco Friendly, Upcycled, Re purposed, Reclaimed Paper