diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial

Save some dollar and make this vibrant and quirky Smartphone Stand and Camera Tripod using stationery basics you already have on your desk!


When wobbling about like a weeble photographing my crochet hearts for my Cute Crochet Hearts in 2 Minutes post I realised 2 things... 1) I need to start doing Pilates for my Core and 2) I needed a tripod for my Smartphone Camera.

My Galaxy Note 4 takes amazing quality pictures but even with anti-shake on I still managed to move enough that it was affecting my shots.

Being the impatient nature I am, I needed it right away but really could not be arsed to drag my chilly-millie ass round town in the cold and rain to find yet more boring black and chrome tech.

No problemo! Grabbing some colouring pencils and a bunch of elastic bands for a DIY, this vibrant and super cute dual purpose little Smartphone Tripod, Stand and even Charging Dock can be made in around 10 minutes.

You will need 24 pencils and a bunch of elastic bands. A cute little bulldog clip is optional.

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial


First off band together the pencils into 3's like this

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial


Then use 3 of these bunches to form a triangle securing at each corner with elastic bands

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial


Attach another bunch to form the teepee shape

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial


And one more to form another triangle and allow it to be free standing as so

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial


Almost done!

Line up your last 3 bunches in a row to make the shelf like this and band together at both ends

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial



Attach a little bull dog clip to the front if you want a little extra security.

Place on your outstretched pencil points and use elastic bands to secure in place.

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial


And you're done!

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial


diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial


Super cute and quirky and costs pennies. If you push through a charging cable at step 5 before banding together the 'shelf' you can also use this as a charging dock!

diy smartphone charging tripod dock tutorial



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