A home for your phone DIY

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Where do you usually put your cell phone away at home? Do you carry it around everywhere with you? Or do you have a special place for it like a dock? I usually carry it around with me and end up misplacing it. In the evenings before I go to bed I place it on my night table, but lately having my phone too close to me while I’m asleep, semi-freaks me out. All those cell phone “waves” too close to me can not be a good thing, so I thought of making a home for it. What do you think? I originally bought an unfinished wood box at Ben Franklin for my daughter. But, being the awesome mom I am, I “borrowed” it for a craft. She keeps asking me where is her “special” box… “Mommy will replace it soon!” Please take a look below at how I put this together. It was fairly easy and SO much fun to make!!!

Tutorial

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First, you will mask your wood box with masking tape and apply 1 layer of paint. Wait until it dries completely to apply second layer. Once two thirds of your box is painted and dry, mask the very top of your box and then apply 1 layer of paint to the lid. Wait for 30 min for paint to dry and apply a second layer. I am listing the materials below and where you can find them.

A Home for your Phone Materials:

  1. Unfinished wood box from Ben Franklin craft store
  2. “Ceramcoat” White Acrylic Paint also found at Ben Franklin
  3. Gold Glitter Tape found at any craft store or Amazon

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phonecraft_tutorial05I was pretty happy with the way it turned out! Then I remembered I had a set of rub ons feathers I hadn’t used yet. I was unsure whether the feathers would stick to the paint. Luckily, the rub ons worked great and they added the perfect final touch to my new cell phone home. Please take a look below and let me know your thoughts!

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I couldn’t resist and made a matching notebook! You can find these little Kraft notebooks at the 1$ section of Ben Franklin. Please take a look:

phonecraft_single_notebookHere are both crafts all finished. I can never have too many notebooks around! I hope you enjoyed reading this. As always, I enjoy hearing from you and your comments are such an encouragement.

phonecraft_box_notebookLinking to these fab blogs:

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The Hankful House

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The Taylor House

52 Mantels

My uncommon slice of suburbia

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Green Willow Pond Blog

The Well Crafted Home 

The House on the way blog

Skiptomylou Blog

Say not sweet Anne blog

Craft-o-maniac

The DIY’ers Blog

Gingerly Made Blog

I gotta create blog

A Glimpse Inside

36th Avenue Blog

http://www.lizmarieblog.com/

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15 Comments

  1. 2013/08/31 / 1:57 pm

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE it! Kraft, crisp white, glitzy gold, can it be any better? What if you painted the edges of notebook pages with gold paint to give it a gilded look?

    Btw, it was great to see you at the store the other day! I was having a rough day and you and another favorite customer were just the reminder I needed of why I love my job! So thanks for being awesome!

    • 2013/09/01 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you Rachel! I love seeing you at Ben Franklin! People like you makes this place a million times more special ;)

    • 2013/09/01 / 6:29 pm

      Oh and your idea about gold pages is perfect!!!!

    • 2013/09/02 / 10:32 pm

      Hi Kayla! Thank you for visiting my blog ;) I linked up to your blog as well and thankful you noticed your link was missing. I probably spaced out.
      cheers,
      Ursula

  2. jeanniemaries
    2013/09/03 / 8:53 pm

    Very cute!

  3. 2014/01/06 / 8:57 am

    Oh, now this is a cute cell phone holder! Love that you added gold sparkly washi tape, too! Thanks for sharing at our Link it or Lump it party!

  4. 2014/01/18 / 1:55 pm

    This is great! Of course we need a cell phone holder now days and to make it so glam- love it! Thank you so much for linking up with Get Your DIY On, I hope you’ll join us for February’s theme on Feb.2nd and link up projects that you love! See you there :)

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

    • 2014/01/18 / 3:10 pm

      Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog and your lovely compliment :) It makes my day! Yes, I will definitely come by your linky in February ;)

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