Monday, September 12, 2011

A Place to Hold Your Phone

Want a quick little craft that not only helps organize your desk/home, but also recycles and helps the environment?  I made this phone holder from an old gift card.  Here's a freebie tutorial for you so you can make one too!

Start with the gift card that you have. Make sure you don't have any value left on it, I wouldn't want you to miss out on any shopping bargains! In my case I'm using a store rewards card from a store that has gone out of business.  Makes me sad to see them go, but at least I've found a good use for the card.

Cut cardstock or patterned paper to fit the card. Gather elements that you want to use to decorate it. I used digital papers and elements. I printed out the background papers that I wanted to cover both sides of  the card with. I created the design block in Photoshop and printed that out. By making the design hybrid with digi elements, it also keeps it flat. Whatever you decorate this with, keep in mind that you want it to be as flat as possible.

Bend the card in to the shape for the holder.  I laid my metal ruler across the card as a straight edge and then bent the card up against the edge of the ruler.  I put the folds at about ½" from the one edge and about 1 ½" from that fold. Note that the folds go in opposite directions.

Apply adhesive and adhere the paper to each side of the card. Add your embellishment design and there you have it!  A new place to hold your phone!

And it works both vertically and horizontally. Well at least it does for my phone!  Hopefully for yours too.


  1. What a fantastic idea and it turned out so well.

  2. Oh my gosh what a great idea!!! I'm having a "Why didn't I think of that moment"!!!

  3. Great! I have just done it for mine!
    I hope you like it!