Sunday, January 8, 2012

Project: Wall Pocket

After countless nights of hearing Lacey complain about losing her phone in the bed sheets at night, we (mostly Lindsay, she's the one with the bright, sometimes not so bright plans ;)) brainstormed a handy cell phone wall pocket!  This can be placed beside your bed, or on the headboard itself. Hope it helps all you people who lose your phones in your sheets at night like us!

Things you need:
  • Plastic bottle that will fit your phone (we used lotion bottles)
  • Cute fabric (we used 2 different ones, for inside and out)
  • modge podge (or white glue and water, if you're cheap like us)
  • medium sized paintbrushes
  • hard surface that you don't mind getting a bit messy 
  • scissors
  • exacto knife

First step to creating this handy phone pocket: Pick out your bottles to fit your phone. We just went to the dollar store and browsed through the lotions and soaps until we found these.

Then draw out the shape you want yous to be. It's helpful to leave a higher back so you have something to attach it to the wall, like so.. And make sure it fits your phone the way you want it too. Some may like the front low, so it's easy to pull your phone out.

Now you want to cut out some pieces of fabric to fit your pocket. Then start applying your modge podge (or watered down white glue) very liberally to the fabric on the plastic. We started with the handles since that was the hardest.
Continue gluing the rest of your fabric on until you have it the way you want it!
Let it dry over night and cut off any excess you have hanging off, and add cute accessories to make it 'you'! We just tied some matching ribbon to it.
Now you can hang your pocket beside your bed so you can reach it in the middle of the night ;) We used a command strip so we wouldn't have holes in our walls.. they're quite sturdy too!

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