I hate tangled cords. No, it’s really just cords in general… like when all of the phone, tablet, laptop and whatever other chargers are all over the place and wrapped around each other. Drives me nuts. I know, it’s a first world problem and I shouldn’t be complaining about it. I have a rule though. If you’re going to whine about something, you have to come up with a solution to fix it.
Sooo I decided to make a device charging station. I found a desktop organizer and decided that it was going to be my best DIY option. I really liked the wooden ones I found but I don’t have a drill and wasn’t planning on buying one at the time.
I really didn’t like the idea of digging to the bottom of the organizer every time I wanted to charge something, so I decided to flip it on its side. You do whatever works for you.
Device charging station supplies
- Mod Podge
- X-acto knife
- Sponge brush
- Scrapbook paper
- Desktop organizer
- Electrical tape (optional)
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Step 1: cut holes for charging cords
Cut a few holes in the back of each designated space in your organizer.
It’s good that I decided not to be a surgeon because those cuts are pretty rough. I know it doesn’t really matter because no one is going to see the back of it, but it still bothers me. This is why I told you to get electrical tape. It’s still messy, but it’s 100x better than it was.
Step 2: decorate with scrapbook paper
Put a light layer of Mod Podge on the organizer, press your pre-cut scrapbook paper against it and firm it out. Let that dry and put another light layer of Mod Podge over top of it. Let it dry.
Repeat until you have the box completely decorated.
Step 3: add your devices
Feed your chargers through the holes in the back and you will have yourself a cute little charging station.
I seriously love this thing! I can charge everything here and I never see the cords. It’s wondrous.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments 🙂