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mother's day: photo box charging station

Help keep Mom on the move this Mother's Day! With her own personal charging station, she'll always be ready to go (and her gadgets will be, too!).
Help keep Mom on the move this Mother's Day! With her own personal charging station, she'll always be ready to go (and her gadgets will be, too!).
Time Required :
About an hour
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

Project Instructions

step 1Paint the photo box as you like, or use this image as a guide. Add doodled details or scrollwork with a fine-tip permanent marker. Let dry.

Tip: Use artist tape to mask off sections of the box if you'd like to paint stripes, as shown.

step 2Cut a ½" slit horizontally all the way across the length of the photo box, about 1" above the box's bottom, to allow the cords to come out. This is where Mom will plug in her electronics.
step 3On the other side of the box, cut a small rectangle in the lower portion of the box. Make it just big enough for the power strip plug to come out.
step 4Add letter stickers to the top to create a special message for Mom. Continue to add stickers and decorations until the box looks just the way you'd like.
step 5Insert a power strip inside the box and feed its cord through the small rectangle in the back of the box, so that you can plug the charger into an outlet.
step 6Plug the electronic chargers into the power strip, and feed their cords through the horizontal slit at the front of the box. Now, place the top back on the box, and Mom's ready to plug in!
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