Yuka Yoneda

DIY: Make a Cell Phone Charging Station from an Old Bottle

by , 07/22/10

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If you’re always losing your cell and want a centralized place to tuck it away, or if you hate having to put your phone on the floor while you charge it, why not make a neat little charging station for it out of an old lotion bottle? You’ve probably seen similar cradles selling on the internet for upwards of $10, but fashioning your own is a simple DIY way to reuse something you already have while saving on shipping costs and packaging. Plus you can say you did it with your own two hands!

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Start by cleaning out any old long and wide plastic container you have (this one looks like a Jergen’s bottle). Make sure that the bottle is wide/thick enough to fit your phone inside of! Then, draw the shape of the cradle on the outside of the bottle with a marker. You can choose whatever shape you like but ideally, it will have a rounded portion with a hole at the top and a “bucket” at the bottom for your phone to sit it (see the pic below). Finally, cut along the lines you traced (be very careful!) with an Exacto knife. Tada!

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This makes a great gift, and since you’re recycling materials that you will most likely trash anyway, the project is virtually free. No more misplacing your phone in your house and no more having to put it on the floor. Just remember to unplug your charger while it isn’t in use to avoid vampire power drain!

Via Recyclart via Zakka Life

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