I am a huge Ikea freak and I love Ikea Hacker. I have been looking for something to keep all my chargers and devices organized and I haven't found anything that I could afford and still pay back my student loans! So I started looking at DIY ideas for charging stations. These required lots of parts and tools that I just don'l have.
On one visit to my neighborhood Ikea, I had purchased a Mackis storage rack from my crafting space. I got to thinking that I could hack it and turn it into what I needed, with very few tools or extra parts.
In the end, I made the station in two hours while watching TV. I was able to use tools I had around. The only cost was the Mackis rack.
I found one of these at Ikea for $9.99 and the rest is organizational history (for me anyway)!
*Note*- Make sure your power strip will fit in the slot properly. I bought some power strips from Ikea and they didn't fit. Luckily I had one at home that fit!
Cut and/or Drill a hole in the side of the box that is big enough for the power strip plug to fit through.
Decorate!! I first put a layer of tissue paper but I hated the look, so I covered it with some leftover old wrapping paper from Old Navy. Let all glue and paint dry.
Insert power strip. Pull the cord and plug through the opening.
Plug in your charging cords (wrap the cords with twistie ties). Charge away!!