A DIY phone holder keychain perfectly customizable and super useful for watching movies, taking pictures or doing whatever you'd like to! :D
(I hope you guys could understand me, my English is not so good... Sorry for any mistakes)
Step 1: Main material.
I used for this keychain a piece of wood glued to some cardboard to increase its resistance. I used balsa tree wood (ochroma pyramidale) because it is very light, soft, easy to work with (for example when cutting) and if you don't want to paint it, it already has a really nice color, but you could use also plastic or anything you like.
I do know how to cut it with laser, if you like the file just ask for it in the comments field, but I did it this way because I am more about hands, it is super fun :)
Step 2: The dimensions.
I used a rectangle of 8 inches *2 inches as a single piece.
Cut gently and shallowly by the cardboard side at the half of it (4inches) to use it as a hinge. Also you could use some tape as support instead or additionally.
Step 3: The hinge
Bend the last cut. Be careful to keep it straight, it have to stand by itself.
Step 4: The main cut
Your cellphone is going to need somewhere to lean on, so cut the wood at the distance you'd consider more appropriate at 45 degrees or any other you'd like and wide enough to fit in the hole you'd cut. You could do it simple or design something nice. I decided giving it some wave-like shape.
Step 5: Cleaning edges
Now I'm using a pyrographer to clean the edges because curves didn't go well when cutting ... Now it looks way much better :)
Step 6: The hole for the ring
Don't forget to make the hole for the ring of the keychain.
Step 7: Let's paint it!
I thought it would be nice to give it a more realistic touch but also to "erase" the black of the wood because of the burning. Don't forget the glitter!!!
Step 8: There you have! :)
Hope you guys liked it. it's way much easier than what it seems, so what are you waiting for!? you can do this also for tablets and any kind of smartphone of any dimension.
thanks to the sexy models: a 5in Samsung galaxy grand and an iPod touch 5g.
and last but not least, thanks to you for taking time for this. you rock! remember to subscribe :)