DIY Charging Station

Everyone needs a place to charge their phone. Instead of finding a spot on the floor or fighting over the last charging cord, make your own charging station that fits your personal decor and style. All you need is a Hiland Dairy half-gallon milk carton and yogurt cup, some spray paint, glue, and a crafting knife!

DIY Charging Station

Equipment

  • Hiland Dairy Half-Gallon Milk carton
  • Hiland Dairy Yogurt cup
  • Spray paint
  • Crafting knife or sharp scissors
  • Glue gun

Instructions

  • Wash the milk carton and yogurt cup with warm, soapy water and towel dry.
  • Cut off the spout and cut down all four sides of the pouring end of the carton.
  • Cut the non-spout and its opposite side down to about 1/2 inch.
  • In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the inside of the milk carton. Let dry completely.
  • Glue the flaps closed making sure to leave a half-circle from where you cut off the spout.
  • Spray paint the outside on all sides a different color from the inside. Let dry completely.
  • While the carton is drying, spray paint the yogurt cup silver. Let dry completely.
  • Create a rectangular template with a small notch at the bottom. Be sure to make a rectangle as wide as your phone.
  • Create a round template the size of the yogurt cup.
  • Carefully cut out the phone rectangle on one side of the carton and the circle on the other side.
  • Push the yogurt cup down into the circle until it is flush with the milk carton.
  • Snake a charging cord through the half-circle. Charge your phone when your battery is low!