“Book It” DIY Cell Phone Charging Station

Well, it’s about time we had another ‘book’torial here on the blog. This book-based cell phone 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?

Glamour shot of book and phone

How to Make Your Own DIY Cell Phone Charging Station

This one is pretty darn easy. For what you get in both the “coolness” factor and practicality, you really wonder why everybody wouldn’t want one of these!

So, let’s get to it. We’ll start with the supplies you need and then the basic steps.

Stuff You’ll Need:

Project supplies

  • Book (Make sure it is large enough to hold your cell phone.)
  • Mod Podge
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Xacto Knife

The Steps:

Step one

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.

making notch for smart phone cord

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

If you want, you can make your notch just a tad smaller than your cable’s diameter. This will let you push the cable down in and make it stay put.

Otherwise, depending on how your cord behaves, it may pop up and out. And we all know how frustrating it is when our phone charger cord drops to the floor behind a piece of furniture! Problem solved!

Speaking of cords, if you want to make this beautiful and unsightly, add a fabric cover to it!

Charging cable running through book

cord running through book

cell phone charging station project complete

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

What I especially like about this too, is that it tucks your phone away and keeps it hidden from view.

Why is this good?

Well, of course you know it’s right there but there’s something about your phone being out of sight that might just make you want to use it less.

I see this as a good thing late at night or even first thing in the morning. We could all use a little less time on our phones while we’re in bed or just starting our day.

Don’t worry, your phone will be right there waiting for you in it’s little book “bed” you’ve created for it.

cell phone charging station glamour shot

Another mini-bonus is when your phone is done charging at night and lights up, there’s no strange middle-of-the-night wake ups when your phone flashes on. The book will keep the light inside, right? 

cell phone charging station on nightstand

And for those of you that want a little privacy if your phone is on silent and texts, emails and other alerts pop up, this storage book will keep curious eyes from seeing your phone.

I think I’m mainly talking about the kids here but it’s worth mentioning!

smart phone charging station bedside table

This is one of my favorite DIY cell phone charging station projects I’ve seen. It just works and is so incredibly simple.

Happy making and happy cell phone charging! 😉

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