Do It Yourself: Phone Cradle



Hey Everyone! I have noticed that a huge trend for 2015 is a mix of materials. Mainly a lot of metal and wood combinations. That being said I decided why not make a doc for my phone out of wood and "metal". Now I don't know about you but I'm not a metal smith so I opted to use clay and make it look like it was copper. It's a little rough but I like it. You could also make the back more angular if you desire and because it's clay if you want to get fancy and put a cord through it - it is definitely doable.


You Will Need
•  Polymer Clay
• Wood (I used wooden coasters)
• Metallic Paint (Shade Copper)
• Wood Stain (Shade Cona)
• E6000 Glue
• Knife

1 | Begin by warming up the clay in your hands. This will make it more malleable to work with.

2 | Roll your clay into a log that is long enough to support your phone. You will also want to ensure the width isn't too thin as this won't support your phone. Mine is about an inch.

3 | Next take a knife (I just used a butchers one) and slice off the ends so they are square and create an L like cut out where your phone will sit. You don't have to make the back too straight as the phone will sit better on an angle.

4 | Once you have your desired shape. Bake for 15 minutes at 275 degrees (follow your specific clay instructions for this.)

5 | Once baked let cool for 20 minutes then you can begin to paint. Use thin and multiple coats for this. I used a total of 3 coats.

6 | Take your wooden coaster and cut a piece that is the length of your clay and about an inch high. If you do not have access to a saw any hardware store will cut your wood for you.

7 | Once cut stain your wood. Use thin and even strokes and wipe off immediately. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area and be sure to not let your stain dry directly on your wood without wiping it off. Let dry overnight.

8 | The next day take your E6000 glue and glue your wood piece to the front of your clay. Let this dry completely.

And you're ready to use your phone cradle! This is essentially going to be used for watching YouTube videos haha.

Thanks for reading and watching!
xxKelsey