Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DIY Phone Docking Station -Great Father's Day Gift Idea!

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 I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 Father's Day is just around the corner and I'm all about handmade gifts :) So, I decided that a docking station was a need in our house! I can't tell you how often we lose keys, forget where the phone is or just have a huge pile of stuff emptied from pockets. This is the solution here :)  Here's an easy DIY version that anyone can make! It's super simple :)



To start, you'll need these (or similar) measurements for wood. This station should fit most phones, of course, I'm not too sure about those huge phones the size of a notebook. But, you should still be able to use the same idea, just larger measurements, if you have something bigger you want to fit on this...like an iPad.


DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
Other Supplies:
DecoArt Satin Enamels Paint
Wood Glue
Hook
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
To start, get the two smaller pieces and use wood glue and secure them onto the 1.25" piece as shown below:
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 Next, I secured the angle piece to the back of the larger piece. I did this 3" up. The higher you put it, the more slanted or angled the docking station will be when standing up.
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 Then I painted the piece with DecoArt's Satin Enamels. I used Charcoal Grey for the main larger piece.
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 And Seaside Blue for the smaller pieces.
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 I then secured the phone piece onto the front side of the larger board. This was also 3" up from the bottom. If you have a larger phone, you can place this lower so it doesn't hang off the top.

I also added some dimension to the whole piece by outline the edges with the opposite color.
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 Next, I added a place to hang keys and a watch. As you probably noticed, I only ended up keeping one of these since my husband doesn't wear watches much anymore :)
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 Here's a good side view of the piece when it's all done.
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 This little hook actually would work great for keys and watch if need be.
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 Here's how/where you would load the phone charging cord.
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!

DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
 And there you have it! Really simple! If you want this to be from the kids for Father's Day, it's a simple project even they can do if you cut the pieces for them! Putting a cute little hand print where the phone lays would be a great special touch :)
DIY Docking Station. Perfect gift for Father's Day!
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1 comment:

  1. This looks awesome! I'd love to have one for myself, actually, but I bet my dad would like one too. Love the colors you made this - super cute!

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