DIY. REPURPOSE. SAVE MONEY.
I’m always looking ways to repurpose trash items and I had come across this one on Pinterest a long time ago and finally got around to doing it. I wish I would’ve done it earlier because it turned out super cute and is very functional–which I am all about!
If you don’t like having your cell phone laying on the counter or floor, here’s an easy solution that you can finish in apx. 30 minutes.
- empty plastic bottle your cell phone will fit into when cut open
- exacto knife
- sand paper
- permanent marker
- Mod Podge
1. Wash out the plastic bottle so it is empty and clean.
I found an empty baby body wash bottle to be perfect for the job!
2. Using a permanent marker, map out where you will cut your bottle.
You’ll notice I had trouble making up my mind where to draw the line. I ended up using the top line, but now wish I would’ve used the bottom line because it would make it a bit easier to get my phone in and out of the plastic pouch.
3. Make sure to make a hole for your phone charger and use it as a template for making your cutting mark.
Make sure to make your hole slightly bigger than your charger because of the thickness of your fabric. I didn’t do this and I pretty much have to shove the cell phone pouch over my charger to get it to fit! You’ll notice in this picture where I cut along the back of the bottle. I now wish I would’ve went all the way to the top of the bottle and moved my charger hole up– it would allow for more room for my phone!
4. Using an Exacto knife, cut along the lines, making sure to always cut away from yourself!
5. Use sand paper to smooth out the edges of the cut bottle.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, your fabric will hid most of it.
6. Roughly cut out your fabric to fit around the outside of the bottle. Leave about a half inch extra around the outside so you can wrap it over the edges.
7. Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge unto the bottle and then lay your fabric on the bottle and smooth it out, working your way around the bottle.
9. Cut fabric to fit along the inside and secure with Mod Podge.
I applied Mod Podge to the bottle, layer my fabric on, and then neatly cut along the edges before smoothing it down. It doesn’t have to be perfect deep into the pocket because no one will see in there!
10. Cut a piece of fabric to cover the bottom of the bottle and adhere with Mod Podge.
11. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to outside of fabric and let dry. This will help to seal it.