Almost all of us charge our phones at night while we”re sleeping. This, of course, means that we also have to deal with ugly wires cluttering up our bedside tables.
Until now, that is. This woman figured out a way to declutter your space with something you already have at home. Goodbye, messy cables!
You can make one of these adorable charging stations with an empty lotion bottle.
You can even deck it out with the design of your choice.
To start, measure your cell phone against the bottle to make sure the phone and charging cable will fit. Then wash out any residue and let it dry.
Next, mark the desired depth of your charging station with a pen. Turn the bottle around and continue along the back in an upward curve.
Use scissors or a craft knife to cut along the outline.
Once that”s done, draw a small square on the back, under the curve. Make sure that the square is a little bigger than the outlet you use to plug in your phone. Cut that out and use some sandpaper to smooth the edges.
Now comes the fun part. If you want to decorate the bottle, sand down the outside to remove any labels or ink.
Cut out a piece of fabric that is large enough to wrap all the way around the bottle.
Coat the plastic with a crafting adhesive like Mod Podge.
Repeat the process on the back and sides, making sure to pull the fabric down around the entire bottle.
Trim away any excess fabric on the back, and cut out the fabric covering the opening on the front. Try to get as close to the edges as you can.
Apply another layer of the crafting adhesive to the fabric.
For a more polished look, apply some more fabric to the bottom using the same method.
After that, use the craft knife to trim away unsightly edges. You should also cut out the fabric that covers the square opening on the back.
When that”s all said and done, you”ll be left with this masterpiece!
(via Make It Love It)
And there you have it! This easy project will save you a lot of trouble next time you”re fumbling for your phone in the morning. If you”re feeling ambitious, make a few more to leave around the house. That way you”ll never have to deal with unsightly cords again.
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