I love craft projects AND I love repurposing items that would otherwise become trash. Imagine my joy when I saw this project at Ashley's blog Make It and Love It! The project is so easy and quick, plus it involves organizing stuff, so I just had to give it a try.
Although I really like the shape of the lotion bottle that Ashley used, since I don't have babies any more I had to look for other plastic bottles to use in my project. There are two products we use a lot of in our house...
... yes, hand sanitizer and hand soap. Germs beware in our house! I know that I may have stressed hand-washing a little too much when I overhear my 9 year old son telling other kids that they need to wash their hands before they eat! But at least we're doing our part, ummm, to help keep folks germ -free and healthy.
I began with the smaller hand sanitizer bottle. I cut the bottle into the shape I wanted. I didn't use a pattern, I just cut using the labels on the bottle as a guide. I have lots of decorative paper from other craft projects, so I used decorative paper and Mod Podge on the smaller bottle to create my first phone charger holder. Once I was done, I realized that this was too small for my smart phone and I had cut the opening on the back too large to hang on neatly on the plug when it was plugged into the outlet. Sigh. I grumbled and stared at it in frustration for a minute until I realized it was the perfect size for a different purpose.
It is now officially a key holder so that you can easily find your keys when you're running out the door (which in our house is often almost late in the midst of much chaos).
I liked this key holder so much that I just had to make another one using the larger bottle.
The larger key holder is large enough to hold my husband's keys and Blackberry. Departure times should be much easier now. Well, I can always hope...
This key holder would be a great idea for a dorm room or roommates sharing a place. Instead of hanging it on the doorknow, you could hang it on a hook by the front door or in a coat closet. Using a temporary adhesive hook would make it dorm or apartment friendly.