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Repurpose basic garden supplies to build a more organic cellphone charging station. Looks great on your desk.
I’ll show you how to create a charging station that fits right in with your other plants.
Thread your iPhone cable or other charger through the hole in the bottom of the pot. This photo shows the wrong end sticking out, but you get the idea.
Use the pair of scissors to cut four half-inch slices into the cardboard toilet paper tube.
Stick two mounting squares (or similar padding) to the bottom of the pot. This will raise the pot enough to provide clearance for the charging cable to exit the bottom of the pot.
Open the miniDV cassette case and use your rotary tool to drill a slit the length and width of your charger cable's wide end (1 inch if it's an iPhone charging cable). A hole of the exact width will ensure a snug fit, but it will work either way.
Set your lock screen to a nice photo of a flower and add to your desk or garden!
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