An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes

Hello everyone! I said I'd never take a break for an excuse that was made by me such being distracted with other things or not knowing what to post about, but the past three days I was sick for this week and the past week two I think, I was traveling and it was difficult to build something when we are always on the go everyday lol. Also, it was the first time for me to drive more than two hours on a road trip if you didn't know it about it me because we had to drive the car back.


Before going into this post and talk about, I would like to encourage and highly recommend starting setting goals and tasks while tracking them every day if anyone wants to achieve something, because it's a great way to get yourself working daily toward something, and getting better and better. I'm mentioning this from experience when I thought I don't need anything like that and I will keep working but it only leads to no point or destination. Also, this can be as a way to motivate yourself with constant progress. Anyways, I just really wanted to share this and hopefully, it will be helpful to some of you because as part of the community, we need to help each other.


Today will be the fourth post on the blog after the big update I did weeks ago, and yet we still at the beginning. I've done a couple of ideas with papers only as a start, and as we grow, there will be always new improvement to everything. I think its officially time to say that we just started the journey of the amazing stuff haha. However, it doesn't mean there won't be any full paper-only projects anymore because I still have a couple of ideas in my mind lol.


It's always going to be difficult to specify for whom a project can be used because every time I do, I find it useable for others as well lol. Anyways, today I will be showing you guys my idea I've been thinking about in the past couple days which is something I really wanted to do because I was struggling to enjoy watching live streams or videos while working on the laptop. I call this the "The Phone stand with a pen holder" for bloggers like me who write notes on notebooks or blogger who loves to draw and can keep a spare pen for a quick and easy reach.


As for the last post, I stopped doing only-paper project and included box sheets for more awesome ideas. You can read about it "Good and affordable school supply kit to help keep everything in one place for students". However, in my previous post, I used the box sheets from toy games we bought and built everything from scratch but in this post, I didn't. Though you could do the same method and it will take a little longer to get it done lol.



An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes

If you wonder what is in the picture above, it will be a phone box which we are not using anymore and this whole idea will only use about two phone boxes because there will be other things that I'm going to do with them later. However, I'm sure as we all use phones and sometimes we can have more than one phone, it can't be impossible to find unwanted phone boxes in the house. I have a bad habit of keeping all boxes of items I buy in my storage for when I want to use it later. I could've used my phone's box, but because it didn't have one as it was used when I got it a long time ago lol. Also, I need more space to be able to add the pen holder as well.


The first step I did after finding the right box for the job, I took the cover of it and cut it half. My hand always keep shaking, and that's why I messed up the half cut lol, it wasn't that clear though. However, I used the green tape to cover my cutting mess on the edges as usual haha. I think it will look better with it and that's why I add it to my projects.


By the way, just to clarify something, you don't need two boxes if you can use the cover and the actual box because that would save you time for looking and it will get the job done. I just wanted the apple logo on the box's cover because I have an apple phone and it's going to make more suitable to be my phone's stand.

An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes


I kept a packing foam sheet that was about to be thrown to the trash in case I'm going to need and today, I had a perfect use for it haha. That would be placing it on where it can hold the bottom of the pen and it can be glued to the half box. However, I opened a hole for the pen to get through and be as a stand for the pen.

Also, I thought it won't be enough to have that size of foam sheet because it surely won't be stable if we want to use for the long terms. Here it comes the next part which is the thin box sheet that was cut from my brother's iPhone box lol. I also opened a hole and it has to be equal and in the same spot because the pen will go through both.

An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes


By the way, I don't recommend using a box sheet thinner than what's in the picture above because it will be a struggle to stick it to the box and will ruin the picture of the box as well.

An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes

Anyways, it's time to get everything together and as I said, the foam packing sheet can be glued. You can pick which corner you want to place the pen. I'm happy how things went with me doing this process because I didn't have too many phone boxes at that moment lol.

the next part would be the thin box sheet which can be placed on the top of the actual box. You can put glue on the edges, and hold it down until it glued together and it will be enough to make it strong and stable. It won't fall or anything because it's thin and that's why this could be useful for the job. Also, make sure the two holes faces each other as well. It was one of the messes I did during building this project but not that noticeable haha.

An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes

That how it will look like for the pen and I had to cut a bit of the box sheet because when I tried to put my phone for a test, it wasn't fitting to be in the box. haha, I couldn't glue another thin box sheet after I messed up the cutting but it's not that bad. However, you can say it's ready to be used if you are just looking for a pen stand lol.

An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes

If you used the actual phone box first and cut the half, you can use the cover if it's possible or you can do the opposite. Since I had two boxes, I used both covers of the boxes haha. There are so many ways to make a stand for the phone and I picked what I'm about to show you. However, I cut the sides of the cover and it will be looking like what's in the picture above. I need to do accurate measures because I always tend to just make it as perfect as it could be and that's how I cut both.


The one which has the apple logo it will be what will hold the phone and the small one will be helping it from falling. That's one way to make it hold the phone in a position where you can read messages or do quick browsing while working on the other device(aka laptop or pc lol).


Anyways, after I got everything ready, now, we move to the final step which is gluing everything together and get the full picture. I leaned the one which will hold the phone a little bit forward and it was optional as which position you want to get because it will be permanent as long as it's not destroyed.

An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes


I've been using glue for the past projects and it seems really working and here you got a phone stand with a pen holder. I already put my pencil because for now, I don't use pens and I'm sticking with pencils for a while haha. This is like one of my second project that could be used and help to do a task which holds the phone and help me watching videos and other stuff, it felt really good after finishing it as it wasn't messed up that bad because I wouldn't be able to make another one. Also, this stand can be used for both vertical and horizontal stand, and that's one of the reasons I decided to do this project.

An affordable custom phone stand with a pen holder for quick reach and writing notes



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6 Comments:

  1. Love how cool and easy is this idea! You are so creative

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  2. Setting goals at the start of the day, or even the night before for the next day, is something I’m trying to get more of the habit of doing - I feel so much more productive when I do that and cross things off my list.

    I love how creative this project is, the best thing - I think - is trying to find a creative solution to a problem/issue you’re trying to solve!

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  3. It's so great to reuse things around the house rather than purchasing new. I have plenty of boxes I could make something like this out of.

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  4. Thats a great DIY custom phone stand. I have never really uesd a phone stand for anything.

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  5. I can't believe you did this yourself! Such a cool DIY project! I am gonna do it for sure, thank you.

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  6. You have such cute and easy craft ideas! I never would have thought to make something like this.

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