Lily has a lot of lotions bottles that we end up throwing away but I held onto one for this idea. I used a Johnson's baby lotion bottle, a pair of scissors, a box cutter/ exacto knife ( not pictured ) and spray paint I picked up at my local Home Depot.
The first thing I did was hold my iPhone6 phone up against the bottle to see how I high I wanted the front of the bottle to me. I then traced around the back but curved it upwards so there would be a resting place for my phone.
Using scissors, I cut along the line of the lotion bottle. For me, this was easy because I had a good grip on the handle of my scissors but if you want to smooth the edges out you can either use a box cuter or sand down the edges once it's been cut. I traced the back of my plug in charger to get a good measurement of the square and also cut that out. Once the edges were all smooth, it was painting time!
I've seen a few bloggers use various tools to design their holders. Some have used fabric, drawn on them with magic markers or spray painted them like myself. I loved the color of the spray paint I found at Home Depot and decided to take that route which was easy and ( pretty ) mess free. Since it was cold outside when I ( or Zach rather ) were spray painting, we had to spray paint a side, let it dry and then spray paint again for a few hours to get the right coat and make sure it was fully dry. The end result was exactly what I had envisioned.
There you have it! You've repurposed a lotion bottle into a sturdy cell phone holder for both your phone and cell phone cord. I understand a few people have been uneasy about it using it since the plastic is near an outlet, so use at your own risk if you're wanting to try this.