Diy Home Ideas Repurposing Your Old Landline Phones!

Ilove diy home ideas that incorporate items that I already possess or can possess

using  the cheapest route (diy dollar store home decor). Some home decor articles suggested reusing old rotary phones as receptacles for fake plants and flowers, so I figured since I was done with my holiday home decorating ideas I can turn my attention to some succulents and artificial flower arrangements.

The first thing I did was find a couple of rotary phones; there was some beautiful home decorating blogs that showcased the pastel colored ones, alas I couldn’t see any for my diy project. Nonetheless, I used my regular beige colored phone and set to work. I bought the succulents, flowers, and moss (loose and styrofoam blocks) from the dollar store for about three dollars.

The home decorating company couldn’t do this project better than I could at the moment, but that’s just me being full of myself (laughs).

I took all the hardware out of the phone, which includes the keypad, and any metal that was inside of the phone that helped it work.

Now that was completed I needed to glue a cardboard base to the bottom of the phone for support since I removed everything from the phone and created a shell. After that phone gutting was done, I took the moss-covered styrofoam and measured the amount that would fit into the keypad space snugly.

Next step was to start putting in my succulents and flowers, some of the wire stems had to be cut because they were just too long for the look that I wanted for this arrangement. It was that simple! If you think that your flower arrangement looks sparse or shifty, add some of the loose moss as a filler to the spaces that are glaringly obvious and voila! You just turned your dull, useless phone into a thing of beauty!

These are the crafts that I want to show you how to make today!

So DIY crafts for home decor shouldn’t be intimidating. Especially for those of us who can’t keep our plants alive!

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home decoration ideas. | grab some fake flowers!

home decoration ideas. | grab some fake flowers!

These home decoration ideas are inexpensive all you need are some fake flowers and succulents to get the ball rolling! To be honest you can use any type of “stuffing” that you choose, today though I will be using the artificial version of cacti and flowers.

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dollar store home decor. | Bought these babies at the dollar store!

dollar store home decor. | Bought these babies at the dollar store!

I utilize dollar store home decor way more than I should, but they are so convenient and always budget friendly when it comes to these simple diy projects.

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cool home designs. | Our styrofoam covered in moss and loose fake moss.

cool home designs. | Our styrofoam covered in moss and loose fake moss.

My cool home designs for these flower powered crafts need to feel and look as real as possible. This is where I use my fake moss padding to give the flowers a nice sturdy base.

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efficient home design tools like these strong scissors!

efficient home design tools like these strong scissors!

Buy yourself efficient home design tools starting with some strong scissors! Trust me you will need these to cut through wire without hurting your hands and fingers!

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home design experts swear by this wire cutter!

home design experts swear by this wire cutter!

Some home design experts told me that if I didn’t have a good pair of scissors, I can invest in some nifty wire cutters and that can be used in place of scissors.

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creative home ideas. | Let me introduce the Awl to you guys.

creative home ideas. | Let me introduce the Awl to you guys.

Now creative home ideas has seen it’s share of weird tools, but I stumbled upon the Awl and it looks like an icepick except it’s used mostly by shoemakers and carpenters. However, feel free to use any sharp pointed tools for your hole punching!

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new home ideas using old rotary phones!

new home ideas using old rotary phones!

So new home ideas repurposing old rotary and keypad phones. I know you must be wondering what and where does this fit in with succulents. Stick around we are getting to that part.

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home design process. | I took the keypad off to start the process.

home design process. | I took the keypad off to start the process.

Trust the home design process here, I basically gutted the phone to make space for the succulents and the moss bed. I used the awl to help me open up the phone from below. It’s important to note that if the phone has a dial face like a rotary model, it’s going to be a bit more complex. You can see how to dismantle that phone on my other YouTube video.

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home decor articles helped me figure out a new base for the phone.

home decor articles helped me figure out a new base for the phone.

I consulted some home decor articles to help me when I realized that I still needed a base after gutting the phone. I decided on a cardboard base and I simply glued it to the bottom of the phone.

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Measuring and cutting some moss covered styrofoam.

Measuring and cutting some moss covered styrofoam.

I placed the styrofoam on the top of the open space on the phone, so I can get an idea of how much to cut off so it would fit snugly without wasting any of the materials.

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home decor ideas cheap. | Starting to put the succulents into the moss.

home decor ideas cheap. | Starting to put the succulents into the moss.

Now that we have our moss in the cavity of the phone, we can start putting the succulents and flowers into the styrofoam and arranging to your liking!

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I felt it needed some more moss!

I felt it needed some more moss!

So the succulents and flowers were looking a bit sparse and un-sturdy, so I started using the loose moss to fill in any gaps so it could look nice and full!

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Second idea for a succulent arrangment if you aren’t into phones!

Second idea for a succulent arrangment if you aren't into phones!

I found some cute miniature wooden crates and I figured why not stuff them with some moss and make another version of a succulent flower arrangement!

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You will repeat the process exactly like you did with the phone for the tiny crates.

You will repeat the process exactly like you did with the phone for the tiny crates.

The steps are almost identical for this home decor idea. All you need to do is cut some moss covered foam and create your base for the succulents and put in some loose moss for a finishing touch!

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