So many device cords! Try one of these DIY charging station ideas to keep all your cords organized and devices charged.
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25 DIY Charging Stations
1) Put your collection of scrap wood to good use with this quick and easy DIY charging station project. You could use a bigger piece of wood to charge more than one device at a time (Remodelaholic).
2) Turn a wooden organizer or letter sorter into a DIY charging station for all of your devices (Driven By Decor).
3) Use old pallet wood (or any reclaimed wood) to create a rustic DIY charging station (Remodelaholic)
4) If you love wine, add some character and function to your home with a wine crate that doubles as décor and a hidden DIY charging station (eHow).
5) Make a unique DIY charging station with a couple of books! Grab a couple of nice-looking books from a thrift store and you’re going to want a new Xact-o knife! (Tastemade).
6) A simple bread box can be turned into an adorable charging station in the kitchen (Four Generations One Roof).
7) With some pretty decorative paper and a little crafting, you can turn a shoe box into a cute DIY charging system for the whole family to use (One Good Thing).
8) Turn a picture frame into a charging station and tablet holder with the help of some wood trim, a little chalk paint, and a whole lot of cleverness (The DIY Mommy).
9) With some paint and stain, a thrift find was turned into a chic charging station (The DIY Playbook). This desk organizer would be perfect!
10) Keep all of your phones and devices off the kitchen counter by adding a hollow ledge shelf to your backsplash (Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful).
11) A magazine rack, turned on a side, makes for a handy DIY charging station that is the perfect size for iPads and other tablets (100 Things 2 Do).
12) A vintage-looking shelf with dividers would be a great “dock” for all of your family’s devices and have some room left over for guests, too (An Inviting Home).
13) If you’re handy with tools and you enjoy woodworking, try this DIY wood charging station that will give you the space you need for all of your phones and tablets (Lil’ Luna).
14) Free up a junk drawer and add an electrical multi-outlet strip at the back of the drawer to create a hidden charging station (Atticmag). Use our utensil drawer organizer tutorial to build your own wooden organizer. Drill the hole and cut the slit as seen at the back of each compartment.
15) Add a “technology cabinet” to your mudroom and install an outlet on the bottom shelf (A Bowl Full Of Lemons).
16) Sew a couple of fabric pouches, perhaps one for each person, with a favorite fabric and include pockets for electronic devices (Home Storage Solutions 101). Great for kids!
17) Cut out a hole in the back of a cabinet and add a multi-outlet plug to create a charging station with plenty of space (Wayfair).
18) Check out this DIY charging Station + wall shelf with hidden storage. Plans and tutorial by Engineer Your Space
19) Turn a woven basket into a compact charging station (and tiny nightstand) by mounting it on the wall and adding a shelf (Jenna Sue Design).
20) Use stacking letter trays to hold all of your charging devices, from smaller phones to larger tablets (So Love That, blog no longer available).
21) Add a thin wood strip to a decorative box with a hinged lid to make a gorgeous charging station that you’ll be proud to display (Centsational Girl).
22) This tiny drawer, painted in a fun color, is turned into the perfect charging station for a teen’s room (Tatertots & Jello).
23) This brilliantly simple charging station uses an IKEA Fintorp rail and basket to put your charger and decor right where you need them (via Hometalk).
24) Since electronic devices are the most useful tools of our day, it only makes sense to charge them in an antique tool box (Midwest Living).
25) If you have a silverware caddy that you never use, you can easily re-purpose it as a charging station (Tatertots and Jello).
26) Cut slots in the back of a wooden tray and add decorative paper to create a cute and easy DIY charging station (A Smith of All Trades). DIY your own tray with our wooden tray building tutorial.
See our collection of vintage maps to print a liner for your tray.
So many options! Which one will you make?
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Originally published 12.18.2015 // Updated 01.29.2021