The Shady Porch: Lotion Bottle to Cell Phone Holder for Charging - Earth Day Challenge

4.18.2012

Lotion Bottle to Cell Phone Holder for Charging - Earth Day Challenge

Here is a sentence I never thought I would write...I wake up each day now wondering what I'm going to find in the garbage...and what in the world I'm going to do with it. So far...three days into the Earth Day Challenge and it's worked out well. This morning, while using my lotion, it ran out and I thought (ta - da!) what can I do with this? Nothing is simply garbage anymore...ha!

Cell Phone Holder for Charging - Earth Day Challenge
Cell Phone Holder for Charging
One idea was to cut the area under the lid and make a lotion bottle "safe" for storing valuables (i.e.-cash, jewelry, etc) when at the beach. Then I remembered something I'd seen on Pinterest: A Cell Phone Holder for Charging. When I first saw this, I thought, "This is perfect for traveling." The idea of putting my cell on any hotel surface is icky! This idea is great because the cellphone never touches the counter tops (or any other surface) at all! 

The process was simple. I cut the bottle low on front and long in the back where the charger cord will run through and become the "hook" that hangs the phone at the outlet. I cleaned the bottle after I finished the cuts, moisturizing as I went along and eventually I had a clean, dry bottle.

Once I had it cut out and trimmed up evenly, I measured the hole for the plug and cut it out, too. 
Lotion Bottle to Cell Phone Holder for Charging - Earth Day Challenge
From Lotion Bottle to Cell Phone Holder for Charging - Earth Day Challenge 
I filed the edges to make sure it was smooth. Then, I sandpapered the surface of the bottle to rough it up. At the time, I was thinking of using Mod Podge and fabric, but ended up using my decorative duct tape. 

I taped the front, and back of the holder matching my polka dots to make it look nicer, too. Then I decided to add some bling just so the hubby would know definitively that this cell holder was mine (in case the pink and polka dots weren't enough. :) I think I'll make one for the hubby in tiger print. 



Lotion Bottle to Cell Phone Holder for Charging - Earth Day Challenge


In case you missed earlier Earth Day Challenge posts, you can see them here - DIY Desk Organizer, Suncatcher Vase, DIY Mesh Pot Scrubber, and Bird Cabin aka Bird House!

D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.