{diy} Tuesday – Recharge Station For All Of Your Devices

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With the recent addition of more electronic devices to the household,

the recharge cables were starting to get a little out of control.

I’d pinned this cord organizing idea and knew that it would end up being one of my school holiday diy projects.  And with just a little time and a few bits and pieces, you can tame all of your recharge cables too!

What you need:

cardboard storage box (an old shoe box would work just as well)
book plates (the brass eyelets I had originally wanted to use proved too hard to find in our little town)
small brads
craft knife
sharp pointy item to punch holes
power board

What to do:

Measure and mark on your box where you want to place the book plates.  I spaced them evenly using a ruler and then used the pencil to mark the inside area of the plates (to cut out later) and the holes where I would place the brads to keep the plates in place.

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from left: book plates; marking the holes to cut out & punch; all cut & ready to file.

Once I’d cut the rectangles, I gave them a quick file to tidy up some of the raggedy edges and used my big needle to punch the holes needed for the brads.

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At this point I also cut and punched a hole for the power board cord to poke out of the box.  This one had me stumped for a little while, but seeing as it’s not that visible, I wasn’t too worried that it didn’t look pretty!

Then it was time for a coat of paint (the kids chose red!) and once dry, to attach the book plates.

Too easy!

Only 30 minutes from start to finish and you’ll have yourself a stylish recharge station.

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From cord chaos to stylish organization in 30 minutes.

16 responses to “{diy} Tuesday – Recharge Station For All Of Your Devices”

  1. saphireeyes

    Your a genius!!It looks so much more tidier and organised. And it looks like its easy to make!! I can’t wait to start my project too!Thanks for the inspiration!
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  5. catsandflorals

    Amazing idea!

  6. Sara

    Where did you find the book plates?

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  8. Ashley

    You are a genius! I stumbled across this link from Pinterest and fell in love. Would you be able to offer ideas on where I would be able to get a power board and the book plates? Is Michael’s or Hobby Lobby a good place to start? With chargers left and right, I am in need of this ASAP! Thanks for the great DIY project.

  9. Jjay W.

    Hello Tasha -

    I was so ispired by your outstanding project that I went out and bought all my supplies, today. BIG problem. I have a photo box I purchased from Michael’s but I am unable to cut holes in it neatly like yours. It’s already a mess. I used an awl, exacto knife and then scissors. How did you get your cut out lines to look so smooth? Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you.