Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Coolest Thing I’ve Made in a While

I found something really, really cool on Pinterest.

Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility Book Charging Dock for iPhone and iPod --Christmas Delivery SOLD OUT For All Docks



Well, 1) It’s sold out 2) It’s pricey

What’s a DIY girl to do?

Make my own! I have a constant struggle with my nightstand and my iPhone chord. It ALWAYS slips behind and isn’t exactly pretty anyways. 

So I did a little googling and found this tutorial.


I just knew I had to do it, and it wasn’t something I wanted to forget about. So I went to Goodwill immediately after work to find the perfect book. I loved the cover of the Sense and Sensibility book above but I didn’t find anything that pretty. I picked up a pretty green one I figured I’d use for the project, and also Eclipse because I knew I was missing one of my Twilight series books and I thought that was it…well I got home and I’m missing New Moon. Sad smile If I loaned that to someone reading it, can you return it to home girl? My life is not complete without it and I have no clue where it is.


I decided the Jennifer Weiner book was too pretty and I wanted to actually read it, so I used the Eclipse book. The cover is not all that cute, in fact it’s quite boring, BUT I ended up liking it more because I paired it with the green book on my nightstand. You’ll see the happy couple later.

So I won’t give an overview because I followed the tutorial above, but here’s a few pics of my process. Oh and I off-centered mine so I could still decorate the top of the book!

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A lady with a drill!





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After looking at these pictures, I guess I need to make it a little more flush with the top of the book, but you get the idea.

The verdict?

I really really love it. It’s the coolest thing I’ve made in a while!


  1. I think that is the neatest thing you've made in a while too!! I may have to do this for myself :) Good job it looks great BTW~

  2. That is freaking cool!

    I love those classic book cover redesigns. I have them on my Christmas list!

    You seriously have to have a crafting party, Becca was so right!!

  3. Oh my gosh! I LOVE it...ingenious! :)
    ASF (meeee again)



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