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08 Jun 2015
DIY Charging Station

 

 

What if you didn’t have to deal with all of those charger cables next to your bed?! What if you could create a something that would allow you to store your cables neatly and in a more organised way?!

 

Well you can! And you probably have the majority of stuff you need to make it in your home right now! Follow the instructions below, and you can watch the YouTube video at the end of the Article.

 

You will need:

 

- A shoebox (obviously)

- Wrapping paper to cover your shoe box with

- Paper glue

- A cutter

- Metal grommets (you can get these from your nearest hardware store)

- A pen or pencil

- You can also use a glue gun but if you don’t have one, don’t sweat it.

 

Step 1. Wrapping the Box:

 

 

 

- Cut our four sections on all corners of the box to create a kind of ‘cross’ look, makng sure that you leave 2 and a half centimeters of extra wrapping paper.

- Cut a small slit toward the corners of the box and then fold the excess paper to the inside of the narrower sections.

- Apply glue to the first longer side of the shoe box and wrap the paper around it and around the corner to the narrower side. Then repeat this on the other side.

- Cover the narrower sid eof the box with glue and then push the narrower wrapping paper up to cover the wrapping paper that came around the corner and then do the other      side.

- Cut off the excess wrapping paper, leaving an inch of it for you to glue over the edge to the inside of the box for a slick finish.

- Put the shoebox on its side and apply glue to all four sides of the inch of paper sticking past the top of the box and push the paper down against the inside of the box.

- Then wrap the top of the box in wrapping paper in any way you prefer!

 

Step 2. Cutting holes in our box:

 

 

- Take the grommets or metal rings and trace the inside of the pencil or pen where you want to place the holes.

- Then, call your parent or guardian to cut the holes with a cutter.

- Once they are done, attach the gromets – You may need to use glue or a glue gun to secure the metal rings to the outside of the box.

- Place an extension cable in the box now and and push the cord through one of the holes and I will also plug in my chargers as well.

- Stay tuned to see how it all looks like after the break! Guys, I do have one safety note regarding your brand new charging station, though.

 

 

Remember to Stay Safe!

 

- Only plug in the chargers for the time you are actually charging your device and don’t connect too many chargers at the same time.

- Also remember to disconnect the extension cord from th outlet when it isn’t in use (especially with load sheddign currently taking place).

 

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