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How to make an Outlet Charger Hanger

Written By petite karinne on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 5:01 AM

You have probably seen these handy DIY wall outlet hangers for chargers here and there.  They are a clever idea, however, there are obvious reasons why NOT to hang the plastic on electrical contacts. If left unattended or for a length of time, they can melt and become a fire hazard.  Liking the organized purpose of this object, I created my own in a way to feel more at ease about using it.  That is to place the hanger behind the cover, not in front of it.  

Not only is this method safer, it's stronger.

Use a plastic bottle of desired shape, outlet pattern, marker, scissors and a exacto knife on a cutting board.  Then any desired decorating supplies. I just spray painted mine. You can get creative with decorating or personalizing it.

Using the outlet pattern, trace out the outlet on the plastic. I used a foam insulator. 

Carefully cut out the marked areas with scissors. A knife to cut the outlet areas on the cutting board worked best. 

I spray painted the exterior

I'll re-use this as a funnel to pour paint from larger containers into smaller jars from projects.

Turn off the electrical supply to the outlet. 

Remove the screw and cover 

I added the foam insulator while in the outlet box. 

Place the hanger onto the outlet and replace cover with the screw. 

This bottle holds both chargers needed for this location.  No more hanging cords. 

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