How to Make an Outlet Mount for Your Cell Phone

How to Make an Outlet Mount for Your Cell Phone

Instructions

  • Step 1: Find bottle Find an empty, flat-backed plastic bottle that is wide enough to hold your cell phone. Peel off any labels.
  • TIP: A thin, empty shampoo bottle works well.
  • Step 2: Cut top of bottle off Cut two slits, approximately 3 inches long, down the back of the bottle from the open top toward the bottom.
  • Step 3: Cut 2 slits, approximately 3 inches long, down the back of the bottle from the open top toward the bottom.
  • Step 4: Mark a point on the front Measure 1 inch from the bottom on the center of the front of the bottle and mark the point with the paint pen.
  • Step 5: Draw design Draw a curved line beginning at the bottom of one of the slits, around the bottle to the point on the front, and then back up to the bottom of the other slit to create your mount design.
  • Step 6: Cut your design Cut out your design and discard the top part of the bottle.
  • Step 7: Trace outlet Trace a template of the holes in an electrical outlet on a piece of paper with the pencil. Tape the template ½ inch from the top of the tab on the plastic bottle.
  • TIP: Make sure the template is accurate. Measure twice and cut once.
  • Step 8: Drill holes Drill holes through the template and the tab large enough to accommodate the prongs on your charger. Drill another hole through the bottom of the mount large enough to accommodate your charger's cord and power connector.
  • Step 9: Decorate and enjoy Decorate the mount or leave it the way it is. Plug in your charger through the holes in the tab, run the cord through the hole in the bottom, and rest your phone in the cradle while it charges.
  • FACT: Did you know? No studies have proven a link between cell phone use and cancer, but scientists continue to conduct research to make firm conclusions.

You Will Need

  • A cell phone
  • An empty plastic bottle
  • A ruler
  • Scissors or a utility knife
  • A paint pen
  • An electrical outlet
  • Paper
  • A pencil
  • Tape
  • A drill with assorted bits

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