Plant Your Gadget Charging Station

So really, who DOESN'T have a pile of charging cords crammed into their junk drawer? Anyone? I was seriously, seriously overwhelmed by the amount of cords we had crammed into our drawers ... and the ridiculous amount of hand-held electronics ... 2 cell phones, 4 iPods, 1 iPod touch ... not to mention the random power cords! I mean really, enough was enough.

In no more than 15 minutes I had put together a centralized charging station and in the spirit of Spring I labeled it "Plant Your Gadget". It's functional, it's cute and decorative. Whoop!

Plant Your Gadget

Supplies

Basket, Decorative Grass, Power Strip, Embellishments

"Plant Your Gadget" Decorative Charging Station

Gather up your electronics and all of those lovely charging cords

I hung our power strip on the wall behind our table and neatly zip-tied the cords up the wall to the basket.

Use a loosely woven basket and simply thread the head of the charging cord through the gaps in the basket.

Pile decorative grass over the cords then thread the top few inches of the cords through the grass.

Now plant your gadget in the basket, plug it in and charge!

You're done! It's decorative, functional ... and you won't forget where you're charging your gadget!

17 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I love the garden theme!

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  2. This so adorable and clever! Great idea. found you at Serenity Now.

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  3. This is so adorable!! What a fabulous idea! How many times have I lost my phone...only to find it somewhere attached to a charger! We have about 10 chargers in this house! EEK! We need this! Thanks for coming by Sassy Sites and linking up at our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend, and most of all... a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

    xoxo!!
    Marni

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  4. I'm going to feature this tomorrow at Sassy Sites! Don't forget to grab a button! :)

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  5. This is such an adorable idea! The only concern I have is the heat from electricity posing a potential fire hazard. Especially in that fine grass stuff. Any ideas for making it safer?

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  6. Thanks Canvas. This was indeed a concern of mine when creating this project, which is why I placed the powerstrip and plugs outside of the basket. I also stayed away from the plastic grass. I'll keep my out for any other suitable materials and come back with recommendations; I do have one modification in the works which I will be sure to post. Thanks for stopping by!

    Jaime @ OH SO Chichi

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  7. Such a great idea. All of our cords are driving me crazy!

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  8. Love this idea! I cannot bear to see wires hanging around!

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  9. That is darling! I need a plant like that. ;)

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  10. I love it!!! I'll have to show this to my Mom, between her and the 3 teenagers there are A LOT of charging gadgets hanging around!

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  11. Oh I love this!
    I'm your newest follower :D
    Can't wait to see more!

    Katrine :)

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  13. This is adorable! In order to keep it "green" in the energy saving sense, would you want to turn off the entire power strip when not in use? Chargers can suck a surprising amount of power when they're not being used.

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