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DIY Remote Holder Tutorial

DIY Remote Holder 
         Hi friends have you ever had to solve "The case of the Missing Remote" ? Hehe it is such a frequent occurrence in my home with each family member ending up playing detective and the hunt at times  lasting excruciating hours!
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial 
After one last episode of having to go excavating under the cushions and crawling on the floor in search of an elusive remote.... I decided enough was enough!
And here is How to make a Remote  / General purpose Holder!! 

Materials Required

  • Cardboard or Chipboard - I recycled old desktop calendars !
  • Pattern Paper-Use good quality pattern paper
  • Strips of Card stock 1 inch wide - to join the cardboard pieces
  • Liquid Adhesive-more reliable than tapes and glue gun 
  • Thick Foam- to form the base and line the inside
  • Decoupage Glue- Mod Podge

I measured the height of our tallest remote and the width and worked out a design.
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial 
The picture above shows the shapes of the cardboard pieces and their dimensions. The exact dimensions will actually depend on the thickness of the cardboard/chipboard pieces you are using.
If you want to make a really sturdy project....use double layers of cardboard/chipboard on the front and back .
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial 
If you want to create a functional and sturdy 3 D paper craft project the best way to glue the parts is to use strips of card stock with liquid adhesive. If the climate in your country fluctuates widely , red tacky tape and hot glue [from the glue gun] are not reliable.
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial 
After sticking the outer parts...decide the position of the inner dividers. I have spaced the inside at 1 and 3/4th inch apart so that there is enough room and the remote can rest comfortably at a slant and be easily removed and put back.
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial  
Line the inner walls with pattern paper and add a piece of thick foam on the outer and inner parts of the base . The inner foam lining will help to form a soft cushion for the remotes to rest on .I added a piece of foam on the outside base too as foam is waterproof and will help the remote holder to withstand the inevitable spillages on our table!
DIY Remote Holder 
Cover the dividers with pattern paper too and stick inside onto the foam base and pattern paper lined walls. Since you are not using card stock strips to help adhere the pieces but applying glue directly to the edges, you have to be a bit patient and hold the pieces in place as the wet glue dries.
DIY Remote Holder 
To make the project durable, add a nice coat of a sealant decoupage glue such as Mod podge.
DIY Remote Holder 
Since this is going to be a functional project subject to everyday rough handling, don't add embellishments but use it as a chance to showcase the prettiest papers you have ...which in my case are the fabulous papers from Graphic 45 Nature Sketch book
DIY Remote Holder 
So how do you like this functional project my friends...?
      And you may be wondering....has that solved the issue of our remotes going amiss..?Well the remotes seem to like their new home better than the dark recesses under the sofa and only wander off occasionally when they feel they have to give myself or my hubby some exercise !!
Linking to
Word Art Wednesday 300- 301
CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge
All Sorts Challenge - Used 2 different papers from the Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook- one on the outside and one the divers and one on the inner lining walls.

35 comments:

  1. What a super project! Love the papers you've used. xx

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  2. What a awesome and useful idea, love it Sonia. TFS the tutorial, at least we can now not misplace those remote controls. Thumbs up will have to give this one a try.

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  3. Fabulous creation, brilliant idea and a great tutorial, lovely papers too.
    Thank you for joining our 'Use 2 or more DP's this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  4. Oh I really like this. I could use one too

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  5. Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! I need this for my remotes!! I love the papers you used!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial, too!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. This is fabulous idea Sonia! In our house also, the remote goes missing very often. And to add to it, one of our remote is very very small. Love the papers you have used.

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  7. Wonderful idea. Like the paper you used. We have 4 remotes also.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. Such a pretty and functional project. Love the idea!

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  9. Beautifully done, Dr.Sonia. I love how you make everything from scratch using the most mundane supplies and turn them into such fabulous projects!

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  10. Fantastic idea Sonia,and wow you made one from scratch ...I had made from a carton ....of course, this is super pretty and great idea to use foam on the inside and bottom, love the papers used !!! superb , you inspired me to recycle some cartons ...maybe soon !!

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  11. Wow!! Awesome idea!! And the finished product looks too good!!

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  12. Great project to organize the remote controlers this way. The paper you used is beautiful.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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  13. Omg !! This is soo refreshing and soo you kind of creation ! I always love to see you solve problems :P with your creations !! Now this is an awesome tutorial post !!
    cheers

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  14. Awesome idea!! very creative!

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  15. This is such a GREAT idea! I loveeeeeeeeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. This is gorgeous and so handy. I love that you put in dividers. That will make a big difference in keeping things tidy. But how will you convince them to put the remotes make in their tidy little home? That may be the biggest challenge. hugs, Teresa

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  17. What a great idea & project. Love it! Just hope the remotes land in the holder. All the best :)

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  18. I LOVE this! Such a fun idea! I love how pretty you decorated it.My home needs one..lol
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  19. What a great idea! The finished project is so lovely.

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  20. beautiful project! it always amazes me seeing your grand master pieces. simply amazing :)

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  21. Why would the remotes leave such beautiful, cosy holder and wander else where ;) ?It doesn't look like handmade ,fabulous Finishing..just like store bought :)

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  22. What a fabulous idea and really loving the papers you chose!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!

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  23. its great!
    thank your for tutorial!

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  24. Fantastic project Sonia..Loz

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  25. So simple and yet so useful...I am going to try my hand on this. Ty Sonia for inspiring us as always.
    Hugs
    Mukta
    VREnchanted Color, Craft and more...

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  26. Such a useful make Sonia, I love the papers that you've used on it too.

    Sue xx

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  27. Fabulous holder, and very useful! You have had a so clever idea! Love the papers used, so cheerful!

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  28. I am extremely late arriving here Sonia, but had to pop by and thank you for your super entry to this weeks Allsorts challenge, love the Butterfly DP's and such a useful creation as well.

    B x

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  29. What a clever idea! So pretty too!

    Hugs,
    Chriss

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  30. A very good idea and beautiful made! Thanks for the tutorial. Marlies

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  31. Great project, we could all use one of these. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  32. Beautiful and useful one...i have to give a try...

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  33. Such a clever make, love the separate sections you made, beautiful to look at too.
    Faith
    x

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  34. That is so neat!! LOVE the beautiful papers... how col to create something for your remotes! :)

    Theresa

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  35. Wow Sonia, great idea these holder for remotes. I like the papers too.

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