Losing items, especially my cellphone, is kinda the norm around my house. I come home from work and plop my phone down on the kitchen counter, a random shelf, or nook. When I need my phone, I start to panic because I have no idea where I placed it when I came home. I typically have Mike call my cellphone so I can try to listen for the ringtone so I can hunt it down. He loves doing this for me (insert sarcasm here).
I thought it was time to have a dedicated place for my cellphone. The plan: to come home from work and drop my phone in its special place, so I know exactly where to find it when it comes time to actually use it. I just needed to come up with a storage solution.
A while back I had purchased a couple of paper mache hexagon boxes with lids. I used the actual boxes to create cement bookends. I wanted my bookends to be hexagon shape, so the boxes were the perfect solution. I ended up tossing the boxes after I made my bookends since I had to cut them away from the cement. However, I still had the lids. Of course, I did not toss these because I figured I might need them down the road for another project (trust me, this is not hoarding!).
I grabbed one of my hexagon lids and started flipping it around. An idea came to me: “Why not use the lid as my tray?!?”. So, I transformed my lid into a tray with some paint, paper, and Mod Podge. It was so easy! If you are feeling inspired to create your own hexagon tray, head on over to Blitsy for the full tutorial and supply list.