Phone and Key DIY Organizer

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop for the month of June. This month’s theme is Gift for Guys. One thing that I noticed about both my Dear Handyman and my son is that they needed a place to keep their keys and phones when not in use. I decided to solve this with my Gift for Guys project.


I built this out of an inexpensive frame from Ikea, a wooden yardstick and a wooden Scrabble tile holder.


I first removed the glass from the Ikea frame. Next, I cut the yardstick and Scrabble tile holder with my little craft saw and miter box. I glued the yardstick pieces to the inside of the frame back where the glass would normally fit. I glued these in place, leaving a small gap at the top and bottom {see bottom left photo above} so that five pieces of the yardstick would fill the front of the frame. Next, I glued the Scrabble tile stand to the bottom of the frame front. Once all of the glue was dry, I used Howard Feed-N-Wax {available from Home Depot} to protect and darken the color of the various woods.

The Ikea frame also comes with a metal stand to insert in the back. I also added a small hook on the front of the frame to hold keys. The Scrabble tile ledge holds the phone and keeps everything neat.



Please visit the Designer Crafts Connection site to see more Gifts for Guys.

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About Lynda Kanase

Founder and Chief Designer of i-crafter Creative Products and current Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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