DIY - 'Book It' Cell Phone Charging Station


Well, it's about time we had another 'book'torial here on the blog. This book charging station is a simple way to keep your nightstand looking neat and tidy and is also a great way to keep that pesky cord in place. 

Wanna make your own book charging station to tuck your phone into?



HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff You'll Need:


Book (Make sure it is large enough to hold your cell phone.)

Mod Podge

Ruler

Pencil

Xacto Knife


Method:

Check out this tutorial for instructions on creating a book safe. Also, you might want to cover your book with fabric to match your decor.

Cutting a notch on one side will give the cord a place to go.





That's all there is to it! Now, all you have to do is close the book to keep your nightstand nice and pretty....





Happy cell phone charging!  ;)

53 comments:

  1. Erica, this is yet another genius DIY! This would come in especially handy for me, because the pesky charging light is just too bright for my sleep. ;)

    Love it!
    ♥♥Monica
    mon makes things

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  2. I love, love, love this idea- I hate loose cords on the nightstand, and this is such a cute solution!

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  3. I love this! So pretty and creative, as are all of your projects. And BTW I love the color/texture of your walls!

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  4. You know why else this is super handy? We had a therapist/social worker come into our office to talk about our attachment to technology. He said that if you sleep next to your phone and if you get a text (or something that turns your screen on) it actually disrupts your sleep patterns because your body thinks it's daylight or something. So that book would be helpful in blocking light!

    nerd alert :)

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  5. this is such a good idea!! i hate it when my phone lights up from a text or notification and it brightens the room while i'm trying to get to sleep. this would easily solve that problem :)

    andrea brionne
    @himandher-blog.com

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  6. Cute project - you think of everything!

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  7. Oy oyy, this is great ! Yes we need two of these in our life :) x indiebyheart.blogspot.com x

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  8. Such a nice idea! love it! Thank you for the great tutorial!

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  9. Smart! Maybe if my phone was hiding I wouldn't be so annoyingly addicted to looking at it. Thanks :)

    Gemma typically.pretty.english

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  10. clever and nice.....even to put in a guests room!!!
    xxx Ale

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  11. It's official. You're a genius. This is the cutest thing EVER!

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  12. I would NEVER think of an idea like this, but it's so genius!

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  13. Very cute and incognito!!
    Kate :}

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  14. This is without a doubt one of the best DIY projects I've seen in a while - what an excellent idea! I always struggle with my phone's charger, and this solution is oh so pretty!

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  15. Erica, seriously, how do you come with all these great ideias? I love it! Now I'm gonna have to find a hard cover useless book, so I can make a cute charger station for my iPod/Cell phone ♥
    Oh, and now my blog has a link to translate all the posts! Hope you'll like it ;)

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  16. That is way cuter than the little cord holder desk organizer things.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. Love this!!!!!! I have bought some old books for something similar....but they have sat on the shelf untouched. I should probably get on it. I love how you covered the book with fabric. ~Stephanie

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  18. This is such a cute idea...I love it!

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  19. Ha ha ha, this is fabulous, Erica, so creative... so you!

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  20. I'm definitely going to try making one of these!

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  21. This is really amazing and beautiful, never thought of it!

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  22. Ok - this is just brillant. Way too brillant! I love this idea!

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  23. What a great DIY! Adding this to my next to try. :)
    Isn’t That Charming.
    PS - So happy I came across your blog. Now following via Bloglovin!

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  24. This is so unique Erica! It looks great :-)

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  25. so perfect idea! you are great!!

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  26. Wow, this is just a great idea. ♥ I love the fabric you chose too, florals are perfect!
    Abigail
    www.deardaffodils.blogspot.com

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  27. This is genius! I will be making myself one for sure :)
    - Allison, www.dreamalittlebigger.com

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  28. Oooh, what a pretty way to hide ugly cords! And what a good use for all those journals I have laying around ;)

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  29. I LOVE this, Erica! I have seen a similar charging station where the phone stands up on a book - cute, but I would always be afraid I would knock the phone over. This set-up is way better - I love the phone being hidden. So cute!

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  30. This is simply genius! My cable always falls off the table, I am definitely going to try this!

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  31. Hello from your newest fan and follower! THIS IS AMAZING! I am going to have to try this and I love how the phone is hidden and the cords are all tidy! Great tutorial and thanks for sharing it. :)

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  32. I absolutely love this!! I have a feeling I'll be giving this a whirl myself. Thanks for another inspiring project!

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  33. Wow, what an amazing idea!! Genius!

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  34. Adorable as always! I'm pretty sure I'd use some kind of yoga or paleo book so it looks like I'm being healthy. Though... I'm not sure why I'd be trying to pretend for someone who would see my bed stand... please don't answer that ;)

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  35. I love your booktorials! I'm a bookworm who loves to create, so you have found the perfect combination for me. I'm definitely making this, I just have to find a book that I can 'kill' :-)

    lyckoland.blogg.se

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  36. How cute and clever! I may need to do this...

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  37. OMG what a cute idea! I would love to have this sitting on my nightstand.

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  38. I love this idea! I don't have an iPhone, but it would be awesome for me to do for the ancient thing I do have. I hate that it stays lit up while it charges, which I usually do while I sleep. This would be a great way to hide the light!

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  39. How cool is this!!! Love it! congrats on your blog! you have a new follower.

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    1. So glad you like it! Thanks for pinning!

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  41. Good Morning! I wanted to let you know that I featured this great idea in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and see.

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  42. Very cute. Love this idea and I'll definitely try it.

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