September 30, 2009 by Marci
Check out my new cell phone re-charging station! We have been in desperate need of somewhere safe and secure to charge our cell phones. Until now, my husband and I have charged them on the bathroom counter at night. The tangled mess of wires and sinks and water made me so nervous! We have been looking at re-charging stations for a while now, but the price tag always stops us. Sure, there are some affordable ones out there, but they were cheap looking and shabbily made.
Last week was my husbands birthday. I really wanted to get him a present he could use, but everything that fits that category is pretty pricey. Since we just had to get new tires on my SUV and family pictures are coming up, I needed to watch my pennies. I knew he needed a re-charging station and I thought “I can make one!” So, my daughter and I headed to Michaels craft store to get supplies.
Fortunately, Michaels had this great ribbon organizer on clearance for $6! It is fabric covered with a slit in the front for the wires that plug into the phone. I cut a whole in the back for the wall plug.
The inside of the box was big enough for a small power-strip. I bought this one for $6. I tied the charger wires neatly with twist ties to keep them from getting tangled together. Our new recharging station looks great on our night stand. It is not too big, not too little and seems to fit right in. All for under $15!!
I’m feeling so crafty!! I wonder what else I could make!