DIY phone stand from recycled toilet paper rolls

Re-purposing is all about creativity! Check out this easy peasy DIY Phone Holder! A fun and easy way to reuse and recycle those toilet paper rolls, this DIY cell phone holder is both cute and practical!

DIY phone holder

DIY cell phone holder

Although you can always buy a phone holder at a reasonable price, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to create and customize a DIY phone holder by yourself? If you are looking to replace your old phone stand or simply need a new project to recycle some toilet paper rolls, this easy DIY phone stand is sure to inspire you!

And the great thing is, you can also make new ones if you get bored with the one you already have and it will, most probably, be free. It sure is eco-friendly and no-waste! You can also make one for more places in your home, so that you don’t have to carry your holder together with your phone from one room to another.

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What materials can I use for a phone holder DIY?

Toilet paper rolls are great for lots of crafts and can be cut and shaped in many ways to create fun and useful things, as well as toys or puppets. This is a great project to use up any leftover supplies you may have, as it is very small and doesn’t have a wide surface to cover.

MY DIY phone holder is perfectly customizable and super useful! I used washi tape to decorate the exterior but tissue paper or fabric will work just as great. Add your own touch to your own DIY mobile stand by using your favorite decorations! I think this recycled toilet paper phone holder is a very cool, stylish and unique idea and it adds a fun and colorful element to your home decor!

How to make a phone holder

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Ways to use this DIY phone stand

  1. This is a great craft to try with kids to stimulate their creativity by adding any fun decoration they like and add a personal touch to their room. They love creating new stuff and take pride in useful objects made by them.
  2. Or maybe you need a gift idea? Then make this DIY phone holder as a special homemade gift for the avid cell phone user in your life (and who isn’t?). This DIY phone stand is super easy and quick to make and it only requires a few materials you most likely have on hand already, especially if you’re an avid crafter. You’ll get to make a gift that says you care and your friends will be impressed!
  3. Keep your house organized. I’ve made these for my husband and I because when we’re cruising together, the cabin can get very, very small. Each of us, Ellie included, owns 2-3 gadgets so the place looks cluttered and untidy. I thought I should make something pretty and useful for us. And you can tell these little babies really needed a safer place, just by looking at those scratches. Thanks God, it’s just the screen protector!

Phone holder DIY

How do you make a homemade phone holder?

In addition to my method that I will be detailing in the step by step tutorial, below, there are a few other ways you can construct and personalize your phone holder.

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  1. Love this idea, I am just one of many elderly Ladies that attends WAC Class at HarmonyFreeWill Baptist Church in Lake Butler,fl , I have been collecting Toilet Paper Rolls & Paper Towel Rolls to make projects for the Ladies at our church. Looks like a great idea. I

  2. I need this in my life and I’m bored to tears with making Christmas ornaments from these litle buggers right now. I’m going to make a few of these, that way I can give some to my BFF and keep some in several places at home. Thanks for the idea!

  3. what can u use in place of push pins

    1. You can try and hot glue small pieces of wood plugs.

    2. wine corks, legos, dice

  4. Thank you so much for this craft! Especially since I’m in quarantine now and it’s very hard to find things to do! 🙄😞 It looks SO CUTE, can’t wait to try it!


    1. Thanks, Kenzie! Hope you’re doing well! Be safe!

  5. Lynne Clark says:

    Great idea, but the one problem I see with it is that the tp roll is not deep enough to accommodate the charger cable. If the phone is on the charger at the same time, then it won’t cut out just when one of your favorite songs is playing. One tubular thing that is large enough is a Pringles can.

    1. Hi, Lynne. Thanks for your feedback! This is not a charger, it’s a phone holder. However you can use it as a charger if you like, just keep the phone upside down when charging.

      1. Or cut a slot to accommodate the plug.

  6. I just discovered washi paper for the first time a few days ago! It’s neat to see all the things you can decorate with it. These are so cute. If there is one thing in my household we have a lot of its toilet paper rolls. What a great idea!

  7. Sebastian says:

    good thing to do wen you are bored and wen your arms get tired


    How much is the cell phone stand??

    1. Sharon not sure I get your questions. Do you mean the price or the size? We don’t sell these and the size is the size of your toilet paper roll.

  9. Judysasim says:

    I can’t find the post of how to make this. Of course I can figure it out by looking at the pic but I had to submit my e-mail for other things I wasn’t looking for. Cheap shot.😣

    1. Hi there! The step by step tutorial is on page 2. You passed it just as you scrolled down to post this comment.

  10. Laura AlbertsonDribelbis says:

    This is an amazing idea and for my son’s tablet I can use a paper towel roll! Thank you for sharing this handy craft.

    1. Thanks! Your son will love his new storage space for his tablet!

  11. Laurie Meetze says:

    I never did see any tutorial on “HOW TO MAKE” the cell phone holder from recycled toilet paper rolls??? Mmm… WELL???

    1. Hi Laurie! I’m not quite sure what your question is but if you are looking for my tutorial, it’s on the second page. Just press “Click to continue reading” at the bottom of page 1.

  12. Hi, you put push pins on the bottom of the toilet paper holder the spike side is on the inside to make it not scratch the phone what did you do?

    1. Hi, Aleeza! I measured my phone against the holder and placed pins at a distance safe enough for my phone. They don’t come anywhere near my phone. You can place them as close as possible to the ends of the holder.

  13. This was a great idea, I am going to make it into a Christmas present for my parents and hopefully they’ll like it. Never like to be picky, but will they be able to press the home button on the device whilst it is in the holder?
    Thanks heaps!

    1. Hi Dee! These are a great gift idea indeed but not sure your folks will be able to press the button while phone is in the holder, it’s pretty light. Maybe try and use thicker paper tubes and glue the bottom to a small wood platform for stability. Just a thought. Happy holidays!

  14. This is such a neat project!
    I needed something quick and easy for work, and thanks to your blog- I was able to make something!
    I’m sharing my experience and your site on my blog!

    Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks so much, Samantha! I’m glad you liked my project and that I inspired you to make one for yourself!

  15. These are so cute. I am OCD though so my push pins will have to match. I am going to try this with ribbon. I can use Modge Podge to adhere the ribbon. I will use Modge Podge over the ribbon when all is completed. I’m sure that will make it more sturdy. Thank you for this idea. I love looking at something and figuring out how to make it my own.

    1. Hi Carrie. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Modge Podge is an awesome idea, it will definitely make it sturdier, particularly useful for heavier phones. Great idea! xoxo

      1. We can not get ours to stand. The phone is too heavy for the holder. Any suggestions?

      2. Hi Jill. You could try using sturdier paper tubes from kitchen towels, some are very thick. These are also larger so you could cut to the size you need. Also apply a few layers of mod podge and allow to dry completely, before decorating in washi tape. Hope these help.

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