Cell Phone Reminder

By Noreen Doll.

Don’t forget your cell phone!

How many times have you forgotten to tuck your cell phone into your bag, only to discover, when you’re well away from home, that you don’t have it?

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

That isn’t going to happen to me again!

I created a way to always remember to take my cell phone with me.

I made this cardboard reminder that sticks way up out of my bag so it’s impossible to close my bag.

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

I don’t remove the reminder until I actually tuck the phone into its spot.

Then I lay the reminder where I always keep my cell phone when I’m at home.

When I get back, I put the phone in its spot and stick the reminder back in my bag.

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

And, of course, being a crafter, I can’t have a plain brown cardboard reminder, so I made mine colorful.

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

I like the typewriter image for this project because I think of it as vintage texting.



Colorful Paper Scraps

Mod Podge or White Glue

How to Make a Cell Phone Reminder.

1. Cut the cardboard.

Because I like mine sturdy and know it will get a lot of use, I used 2 layers of cardboard.

This can be cereal box cardboard if that’s what you have. And if you aren’t going to add anything else, use a fun or funky part of the box and put the colorful part on the outside of your reminder.

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

You can use any length or width, depending on what size your cardboard is (I used scraps), and how tall your bag is.

One Cell Phone Reminder is 2 1/4 inches x 8 1/2 inches. The other is 1 1/2 inches x 9 inches.

You want it tall enough to stick out of the top of the bag by 2 or 3 inches and not fall over where it can’t be seen.

2. Glue the 2 layers of cardboard together. Let dry.

3. Cut pretty paper to fit both sides of the cardboard – or one side if that’s all you feel needs to be covered.

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

4. Cover the wrong side of the paper with Mod Podge and attach it to one side of the cardboard. Press down to adhere well.

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

Coat the top of the paper with Mod Podge. Let dry.

5. Add a second coat on top of the first coat of Mod Podge. Let dry.

More coats of Mod Podge may be added, or you can stop with 2 coats.

6. If you have paper for the second side of the cardboard, follow steps 4 and 5 to attach it.

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

Let the Cell Phone Reminder dry over night before using it.

Cell Phone Reminder by Crafty Journal

Noreen Doll

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  1. In my battle to remain mindful, I always look for ways to accomplish being mindful. I have plenty of cardboard and scrap crafting paper. This is a super easy craft and tactic. Thank you!

  2. What a great idea, I’m pretty bad about leaving my phone at home. If I’m with hubs I use phone to find him in stores. He disappears on me quite frequently.
    I’ll have to make myself one of these. Will work great if I can find my purse, seem to lose it in house somewhere. Happy weekend

  3. Good idea. If I remember my phone, I don’t get any calls, if I forget it, I come home to 4 missed calls. Since I hate cell phones, you would think I’d remember to take it with me. Going to try this idea for sure.

  4. Terrific idea!!

  5. That’s a great idea! I left my phone in a bathroom 3 hours from home once. It was a pain! – Jerusha, ThePositiveYear.com

  6. What a smart idea! Genius really. And so simple. Pinning and stumbling this post!

  7. Great idea! I usually have my phone in my back pocket around the house, and take it out when I have to use the “toilette,” and then forget to put it back in my pocket…..not sure what kind of reminder I need for that. But more often than not, I remember that my phone is on the bathroom counter after I’m halfway to the store!

  8. Carol, Put the reminder in your purse the moment you take your cell phone out. Then when you pick up your purse to go somewhere, you’ll see the cell phone reminder sticking out and you’ll remember to put your phone in.

  9. Such a great idea! Thank you for linking up at the Tips and Tricks Link party! I am definitely pinning!

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