About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
2h00

Stay organized - Make one of these bad boys!
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.

Posted by Jaime is Crafty from Tustin, California, United States • Published See Jaime is Crafty's 11 projects »
Tags

PrintEmbed
  • How to make a charging station. Charging Station (ikea Hack) - Step 1
    Step 1

    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!

  • How to make a charging station. Charging Station (ikea Hack) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut and/or Drill a hole in the side of the box that is big enough for the power strip plug to fit through.

  • How to make a charging station. Charging Station (ikea Hack) - Step 3
    Step 3

    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.

  • How to make a charging station. Charging Station (ikea Hack) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Insert power strip. Pull the cord and plug through the opening.

  • How to make a charging station. Charging Station (ikea Hack) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Plug in your charging cords (wrap the cords with twistie ties). Charge away!!

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
Very cool~! It rocks!!
Reply
mew
mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
ikea rules. Happy
Reply
James L.
James L. · Wigan, England, GB
WOW!, that's so cool, it's just a a shame uk plugs won't fit in the box :-S lol!
Reply
Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
OOOH! I wanna make one!
Reply
JuliaFuentes
JuliaFuentes · Hermosillo, Sonora, MX · 2 projects
really cool<3
i hope some day i have an ikea in my city
Reply
northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
wow That is so clever! I have been craving one of those top of the line charger boxes, but THIS is just way better!!
Thank you
Reply
Hank
Hank · Wirral, England, GB · 10 projects
That is such an awesome idea! Happy
Reply
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
This is a really handy idea. I always have so many things to charge. I'm going to be making another trip to Ikea now!
Reply
k.e.l.l.y.
k.e.l.l.y. · 6 projects
I wish I could drive and I had the time so I could go to IKEA myself. That place ROCKS!
Reply
Angela R.
Angela R. · 3 projects
Genius!!
Thank you, thank you!
Making one this weekend for sure.
Reply