Now this is a home office DIY I can handle. When the materials list is just three items long and the first step is "drink milk," you know this craft is just perfect for a quiet afternoon. Even better, you'll have a perfect little organizer and smartphone dock to set up on your desk the next morning.
Frustrated by a cell phone that didn't really have a "place," Karen of Serious Craft set out to on a quest to give it one. After being impressed by a Korean-made phone rest that looked like it was made out of a box, she decided to go the DIY route and turn an empty, clean milk carton into a similar desk organizer.
If you want to try this yourself, you probably have all you need on-hand already: A milk carton, paint, a knife, and a small jar. It's easy to follow along with the photos Karen posted as a step-by-step.
Basically, you're cutting out a square for your phone, a thin channel for the USB cord to wrap around to the back, and then a round hole to create a knick-knack jar (fill it with rice or sand to stand pens and flowers up!). A coat of paint finishes the whole thing off.
And if you don't have a milk carton around, you can still try one of these other trash-to-treasure projects for the home: