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charging station for my new phone and iPod
Last night I got the creative bug, and whipped together this pink and brown padded charging station for my new phone and iPod. I got the idea to use a pre-made box from this tutorial and was just waiting to find the right box to use.

I made it from two of these

Martha Stewart Coffee Bean Specimen Boxes. The are originally $9.99, but I found them at my local Michael's store for only $2 each!

Posted by jannypie from United States • Published See jannypie's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 1
    Step 1

    HOW I DID IT:

    The boxes have a thick plastic covering the opening, so I first removed the plastic from only one of the boxes. I slid my blade just in between the plastic and the box along all sides to loosen the glue, and it popped right out.

  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then I pulled out the padding inside, turned it over and cut a long narrow opening, wide enough for the adaptor ends of my cords to fit through.

  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 3
    Step 3

    I also removed the pink ribbon on the back. That is my top box.

  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 4
    Step 4

    The bottom box I also ripped out the padding and removed the ribbon from the back.
    I cut a matching opening in the bottom

    And on the opposite side of the bottom box, I punched 3 holes for my cords to run through. After punching the holes, I made a slit from the hole to the edge of the lid with a razor blade, so that the cord can be pushed through the slit into the hole, and it will only look as if the cord is running through the hole itself.

  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next I used craft glue to glue the two boxes bottom-to-bottom, lining up the narrow openings

  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 6
    Step 6

    And ran my cords through the bottom box and

  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 7
    Step 7

    up through into the top box.

  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 8
    Step 8

    I replaced the padding in the top box, leaving just the adaptors peeking over the edge.

  • How to make a charging station. DIY Charging Station - Step 9
    Step 9

    And that was it! Remember that I took out the plastic on this top, so I can just reach in and plug in my phone or iPod and let it rest on the pink padding!

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water and fire fairy
water and fire fairy · , , · 8 projects

COOOL IM GETTING A SAMSING AND I ALLREADY HAVE AN IPOD SO THIS IS PERFECT I LOVE YOOU

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SaveMeSanFrancisco
SaveMeSanFrancisco · you dont need to know, , · 18 projects

OMG! i have that phone! I HATE IT!!!!! luckily i will get my update in November but anyway great project!

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Riechan
Riechan · Limbourg, Walloon Region, BE · 21 projects

CLEVER!!!!
I would need something like this !
(always loosing my uploader for my mobile :D)

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Ruby
Ruby · Perth, Western, Australia · 2 projects

Thats awesome i love it :)

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