I love the idea of having a set place for charging my cell phone, and the gift shop where I work sells these. But they're plastic and minimal, and I hate to spend money on something so basic, so I decided to make my own. I got the hubs involved in it, too! I found the tutorial on here, on my new favorite blog, and went from there.
First, your supplies: 2 empty bottles, cleaned out and air-dried (it worked best to rinse them and then thoroughly clean them once they were cut open.) A blade, sand-paper, and of course, Mod Podge and a sponge brush.
(***We had 2 bottles because we were both making a holder. You obviously only need 1.***)
Now, the steps:
|1) Decide how high you want the front of your holder |
to be on your cell phone. Draw a line.
|2) Decide how high you want the back to be, and |
draw a line there, too. Remember, your plug will
most likely be right over your phone,
so make it high enough that the plug and phone
don't get in each others' way.
|3) Using your blade, cut along the lines you drew.|
|4) This is about what it should look like |
when you're done cutting.
|5) Draw a cutout area for your charger's plug. |
It should be just big enough for your charger
to fit through.
|6) Cut out the hole for the plug.|
|7) Using sandpaper, sand down all edges until smooth. |
Also, sand entire area of bottle so ModPodge
will adhere more easily.
|9) Cover entire project in a thick layer of Mod Podge.|
|10) Using scissors or your blade, cut out the fabric around the hole |
for your charger plug. Apply an extra layer of Mod Podge and let dry.
|Ta-Da! You're done!|
|Enjoy your new creation...|
|It keeps your cords and phones off the floor, and even if you|
kept your phone or iPod on a nearby table, you still don't
have to worry about the dangling cords!