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DIY: customize your phone charger

iphonechargersWho knows how many phone chargers I’ve forgotten in assorted places, left behind (or nabbed) not sure if it was mine. And I’m sure this problem is compounded for those of you who work in an office.  Even within our own house, there are continually accusations of swiped cords between family members. So you can imagine my delight when I came across this DIY customization idea. No more questioning cord ownership among family, friends and co-workers, peace and reassurance shall reign!

This will literally take you 5 minutes to customize your phone charger…

customize yur chargerAlthough there are many options, I decided to go with glitter on my charger- straightforward yet elegant.

glitter iphone chargerI used a Martha Stewart glitter craft paint I had on hand, then coated the glue/paint with glitter. Regular Elmer’s glue would work too. I don’t know why I chose yellow glitter, but I’m enjoying the fact that it looks like a Peep- I kinda want to lick it.

diy iphone chargerI glittered both ends of the cord and the plug. Once the glitter was dry, I applied a top coat of Modge Podge (Elmer’s or other glue would also work as a top coat) to keep the glitter in place.

duct tape phone chargerAn even easier option,  get creative with the Duck Tape. I got out a few color of tape and the scissors to slice and dice up some strips and then fun shapes, add your initials for added security.


If you’re not feeling like a do-it-yourselfer today, here are a few great retail options out there:
whooz-xl-2Customized chargers- called ‘Whooz’, from Uncrate. Super clever- this idea just launched in December with the spiffy possibility of customization. You order comes with all the decals to label charger, it’s parts and headphones.

custom chargerOne of the many gems from from Lunatix Graffiti on Etsy where you can also find many glow in the dark and very-long-cord options for charging.

chevron glitter chargerChevron glittered charger available from Gifts that Glitter on Etsy.

monogrammed chargerMonogrammed chargers or get your own sticker collection or vinyl-letter-maker out to transform your charger. You could even put your address and phone number on there so you’re sure to get it back, right?


  1. kalamitykelli

    February 9, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Wow! I had no idea you could get so fancy with the plug in things! I might have to glitter up my phone charger this afternoon. It’s cold and rainy so no baking bread in the humidity – crafting sounds like loads of fun!! I hope mine looks as good as yours – I don’t know because mine is black and it will be harder for colors to show up.

    1. NoelleOlpin

      February 9, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Any glitter on any color surface is always a good idea- good luck! 🙂

  2. Admin

    March 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Aaaawww thanks for featuring our shop. 🙂 I s/o at you on our facebook page 🙂 More power to your blog!

    1. NoelleOlpin

      March 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks for being awesome Lunatix grafiti!

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