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How to create a cheap tripod for your phone!

I needed a tripod to hold my iPhone when using FaceTime. Spent a total of $4!

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I bought the tripod at a dollar store for .99 cents! Bought a bag of rubber bands for $1.00 and a 4 pack of binder clips for $1.50. I had the tape at home!

I bought the tripod at a dollar store for .99 cents! Bought a bag of rubber bands for $1.00 and a 4 pack of binder clips for $1.50. I had the tape at home!

Take a binder clip and hold it open with one hand.

I put some foam inside to help raise my iPhone when it is placed inside.

I put some foam inside to help raise my iPhone when it is placed inside.

Wrap a rubber band around the metal clips.

It's a little difficult to do. This is used to keep the lip of the tripod in place.

It's a little difficult to do. This is used to keep the lip of the tripod in place.

Grab some tape and while holding the clip open wrap it around a few times to keep it open!

Takes some time and strength to keep it open while taping!

Takes some time and strength to keep it open while taping!

Now to slide the clip onto the tripod!

Once the clip is over the tripod wrap another rubber band around the metal clip and the tripod shaft.

See how I only wrapped the rubber band around one clip? This helps angle the phone.

See how I only wrapped the rubber band around one clip? This helps angle the phone.

It's ugly but it works!

I imagine you can use different tripods and tape so it looks more attractive. I just used a small tripod so I can use it on my desk!

  • Tripod
  • Rubber band x2
  • Tape
  • Large Binder Clip
  • Phone