How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder/Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

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How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

In my last post, I talked a little about giving unique gifts and how I tend to suck at gift giving unless it is something that I have made from the heart or it is personalized.  I am HUGE on the philosophy of functional beauty and prefer gifts that serve a purpose.  Anyway, when I decided to gift my hubby this beautiful Jord Wood Watch, I thought it would be sweet to make him something nice to keep his jewelry organized and to hold his beautiful new timepiece.  So I designed and built this little accessory holder/charging station in just a couple of hours (from start to finish) out of scrap wood, and you can too!! This accessory holder/charging station was totally made up as I went along, so please note the slight hiccup (mentioned in step 3), if you choose to make one of these for yourself.   



What you'll need:
  • 2-8" pieces of 1"x4" (or smaller depending on wrist size of watch or bracelets)
  • 1-4" piece of 1"x2"
  • 1-3" piece of quarter round 
  • 6-2" wood screws
  • Drill (to pre-drill holes)
  • Drill Bits 
  • Screwgun or screwdriver
  • Saw
  • Sanding block or palm sander
  • Wood glue (optional, I skipped the gluing for this tutorial because I don't feel like it's necessary, but you may feel a little more professional if you want to use it)
  • Stain (optional)
  • Craft Paint and paint brush (also optional)
  • Painter's Tape

What to do:


How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

1.  Cut your wood to your desired measurements and sand any rough edges until smooth.  I made 2 of these, 1 for my husband and one for my oldest son.  One I made 6.5 inches and the other 8 inches based on the amount of storage space needed.  The 8" holder is shown for this tutorial.

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

2.  Draw a line lightly in the middle of each piece of wood to mark the center.  

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

 3.  Apply wood glue to the mitered edge of the 1x2and affix it to the CENTER of the 1x4 (this image shows the 1x2 being affixed to the edge of the 1x8 DO NOT DO THIS, I came to find out later that when the weight of a cellphone is removed, it tends to tip).

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

 4.  Drill a hole in the center of the board along the center line, and 1 whole just outside the center line (to form a triangle).

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)


5.  At the opposite edge, draw a 1 inch line about 1.5" from the edge of the board (this is where you will drill your hole for the charger).

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

 6. Use a large drill bit and drill two holes next to each other to make enough space for your charger.

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

7.  Screw the 1x2 to the 1x4 with 2" wood screws.

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

8.  Next, you'll want to line up the other 8' 1x4 by laying the piece on its side to ensure that they are flush ( or use a carpenter's square or level to line them up).  Attach with wood glue, ensuring that you leave at least a 2" clearance.

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

9.  Attach wood screws using the same triangle method as above.

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

Look at that!  we're getting somewhere!  (Sidenote:  this could make a really cute sign/holder)

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

10.  Grab your quarter round . . .

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

11.  Line it up in the center of the bottom board and affix with wood glue, and screw it together with your wood screws.

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

Okay, almost at the finish line!  

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

12.  Decorate!  Since my plan was to give this to my husband to compliment his new Jord Wood Watch, I chose to stain it using a mix of Minwax mahogany and natural stain.  When staining it's always a good idea to wear gloves to protect your skin.  Other finishing options are using a wood burning tool to inscribe someone's name, or painting a nice saying, you could even ---the possibilities are endless!

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

Once the stain dried, I played around with some painters tape and decided on diagonal stripes to form a "v" shaped down the middle using gray paint.

***Quick Tip: When painting lines with painters tape, it's SUPER important to really press the edges of the tape with your finger nail and then paint the edges of the tape lightly first, going away from the edge to avoid leaks under the tape and to achieve nice, crisp lines.  Let dry then fill in between the lines.  Remove the tape and voila!

I am absolutely in love with this little project!  It's such a unique and functional gift for just about anyone!  And it's also a great beginner's project!

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)

How to Make a DIY Accessory Holder and Charging Station from Scrap Wood (and JORD Giveaway)


If you are as in love with this little gift idea as much as I am, please share it or pin it, #sharingiscaring!  As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitiate to leave a comment in the comment section or shoot me an email, I'd be glad to answer any questions!  Now go build something!


oh and before I forget, you still have time to enter the giveaway:

And, everyone else who enters will get a $20 e-voucher that can be applied to any watch on their website.
The contest will close 8/19 at 11:59pm.


Click HERE to Enter





Until next time Friends!





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3 comments

  1. Carli this is a really cool diy! and I like how the wood watch looks so nice along with the stained wood stand. He's lucky to have a diy wife like you!

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  2. Thank you Liah! This was really fun to do, love having those "ah-ha!" moments when creativity strikes 😊

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