Thanks for waiting while I (like everyone else) dug out from the snow. Now on to the craft!
What you’re going to need:
Plastic bottle (clean, and big enough to hold cord & your phone)
Fabric or plastic paint
Glue (if you’re using fabric)
First, measure and draw where you want to cut your plastic bottle. The plastic will be easier to cut smoothly if you soak the bottle in hot water for five minutes. Just be sure it’s dry and won’t slip before you attempt to cut it.
Now, this is where everything is going to get MESSY. Reaaaaaaaaally messy. Take my advice, and put down some plastic bags or newspaper or something. Seriously. I didn’t manage to get any pictures because my hands were all covered in glue.
If you’re going to decorate your holder with fabric, find a big enough piece to wrap around your bottle. Then, mix some warm water with some glue in a disposable cup: try to use about 1 part water for 3 parts glue. Paint the watered down glue onto the bottle, and then press on the fabric. Try not to leave any bubbles in the material. Then, paint another coat of the glue mixture over the fabric to hold it down. Repeat this over the entire bottle.
Once you have covered the entire bottle, it will be a gooey, dripping mess. Prop your cut bottle up (on another empty bottle or whatever else you can work out) on top of your plastic bag and let it set overnight to dry.
If you choose, you can repeat this process for the inside of the bottle.
Long story short, I’m not entirely convinced this exact project was worth the effort.
Yes, the bottle is handy, but the MESS made while wrapping it in the fabric was ridiculous. Not to mention, I was working with a rectangular bottle. Originally, I planned on using a chocolate syrup bottle – with a much more oval & curved shape. I don’t want to think about how difficult it would have been to wrap the fabric around a more irregular shape.
Instead, I’d suggest finding spay paint formulated to stick to plastic and use THAT to pretty up the bottle instead.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for today. I know these projects have been fairly ho-hum, and I am planning to try out some “bigger” pins. However, I don’t have the power tools or space I need at my apartment. So, the “real” fun is going to have to wait a little bit longer.
Until then, we’ll just keep plugging away! Have fun pin-testing your own favorites until next time!