Cell Phone Charger Holder (upcycled from a lotion bottle!) ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cell Phone Charger Holder (upcycled from a lotion bottle!)

Today I have a project that I have been meaning to make for a long, long time!  If you happen to follow my Pinterest account, you still might not have seen this project that I pinned because it was from 2 years ago!!!

This is not a super-detailed tutorial because the original from Make It & Love It is just fantastic and you can definitely refer to it!  However, I did make a few tweaks, so don't leave just yet!


Cell Phone Charger Holder (upcycled from a lotion bottle!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Oh, and are you wondering why you would even want this?  Well, just think about all those times you have to charge your cell phone and leave it on the icky floor.  Or sometimes the cord is too short, and you have to leave it hanging.  :(  Well you no longer have to do that!  Let's get to the quasi-tutorial.  :)



Cell Phone Charger Holder
What You Will Need

  • Empty Lotion Bottle
  • Marking pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter & protective surface (cutting board, cardboard, etc.)
  • Optional:  Fabric & Mod Podge



Directions

1.  Remove all stickers and labels.


Cell Phone Charger Holder (upcycled from a lotion bottle!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


2.  Mark your pattern!  Check out the original tutorial if you want to make the shape she suggests.  However, I wanted to do something different...



Cell Phone Charger Holder (upcycled from a lotion bottle!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


3.  I made a little cut-out shape in the front so I can see alerts coming in as my phone charges!  Make sure not to make the cut-out the same width as the phone or it will just topple out!

Hint:  Cut smaller first and then you can always widen it later.


Cell Phone Charger Holder (upcycled from a lotion bottle!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


4.  You can cover it in fabric like the original tutorial or leave it plain after sanding down the edges, like I did.  My bottle was neutral enough that I like it as is.


Cell Phone Charger Holder (upcycled from a lotion bottle!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I actually waited and waited for my phone to show an alert, but I never got one.  However, you can see that when the phone turns on while charging, I can see my whole screen, even from across the room!


Cell Phone Charger Holder (upcycled from a lotion bottle!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Just a minor improvement on an otherwise awesome tutorial, but I totally love it.  :)  As you can see, this lotion bottle was saved long before I even organized my bathroom drawer, and I'm so glad that I can finally "cross" that pin off of my list of items to make!


What was the last Pinned project or recipe that you made?




17 comments:

  1. Wow, Diane, I pinned and then made this too. It is such a great idea and works so well, I can't imagine not having them now (I made two) I love your cut out idea, very clever.

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  2. So clever! Saw this on Pinterest and never tried... doing it tonight. Thanks for sharing on MBYM.

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  3. Great idea! Always nice to have a special place for things. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  4. This is a great idea, I am forever stepping on my daughters IPod Touch as she leaves it on the floor when charging so this might be a great idea to try. Thanks for sharing on Treasure Box Tuesday. Rachel

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  5. Awesome! I'd love to see. :)

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  6. Definitely sounds like you need to make this! :)

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  7. I'm saving a bottle of shampoo to make this. I need one to hang under the desk for my phone. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  8. Oh my gosh! I would have never thought to do this! Love the idea!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. This is a great idea. Thanks so much for Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.

    Have a great week.

    Debi and Charly

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  10. Great idea! Thanks for sharing your post on The HomeAcre Hop! I hope you'll stop by again today :)

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  11. Thanks for visiting and hosting! :)

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