February 12, 2013

How-to: DIY iPhone charging caddy

Whenever I charge my phone, it's either sitting on the counter somewhere in my house or on the ground in my bedroom. Since I don't have a nightstand table to rest it on when I charge it each night and I hate leaving it on the floor (mostly because I trip over the cord and rip it out of the wall), I decided to create my own little iPhone caddy. Using an old lotion bottle and a little paint, it was an easy little project to finish over the weekend! Follow the steps below to make your own.

1. Rinse out an empty lotion bottle with soap and water


2. Trace an outline of where you want to cut (I used an eyeliner just in case I messed up). Cut out with scissors.

3. Then trace a rounded square (for your charger). I used a razor blade + cutting board to cut it out.

4. Because I wanted to paint it with a chevron pattern, I used masking tape to measure the lines of where I would spray paint.

5. Then using gold spray paint, I painted the entire caddy with two coats.

6. Let it dry for at least 3 hours, and then take off the tape. It may not look perfect, which is where the paint + paintbrush come in!

Next, fill in the rest of the space with paint (just be sure to keep a steady hand!)


  1. This may actually be the greatest thing, ever!

  2. What a good idea! Would have never guessed it started as a lotion bottle!

  3. Very cute! Love it.
    Xo Nancy

  4. What a great idea! I'm so not crafty - you should sell these! Thank you for visiting my blog. Perhaps we could follow each other? Following you now, hope to see you back!

    xo Lulu

  5. Such a cute and awesome idea! I love chevron stripes.

    Love for you to visit me!

    -Jan, your newest follower =)


  6. Cool DIY!

    Maybe you want to follow each other? Let me know! I would love it!

  7. wow so good idea! need to have a go myself!