How to Make an iPod Dock

by Albert R.

Create an iPod dock easily, recicling the plastic box. Completely customizable and ready to use in 10 minutes. Perfect to hold your device while sync or charging.


  • The transparent iPod plastic box
  • 1 USB cable
  • Cardboard or any decorative paper
  • Glue and some tools
  • Dock adapter for your iPod
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Find your iPod box, it's the most important object to do this. You just need a half of it.

    Step 2

    On that half of the box, draw a rectangle in the center and cut it. It must be enough big as the dock adapter, to fit it there.

    Step 3

    Make a cardboard covering or something like that, it just has to look good.

    Step 4

    Drill a small part on the back side of the dock for the USB cable.

    Step 5

    Insert the USB cable through the dock adaptor.

    Step 6

    Make sure this is on the correct side.

    Step 7

    We'll be glueing this. Make sure you can connect the iPod on the other side, so it must be in the middle.

    Step 8

    Glue both parts with any strong glue or whatever.

    Step 9

    Place the glued parts on the dock. Make sure that fits correctly.

    Step 10

    Glue both parts with some strong glue. Make sure the glue does not come out or it'll be ugly ;)

    Step 11

    On the back side, tie a knot with the cable.

    Step 12

    Like that, and put some tape.

    Step 13

    This is how it looks.

    Step 14

    And with the iPod connected.

    Step 15

    From behind.

    Step 16

    Hope you like it! Any questions, ask. And if there is any english mistake, please, let me know and I'll correct, it's not my main language!

    Step 17

    Share it if you liked! If you made yours and want to share it with others, send me a DM and I'll add your picture to the guide :)

    Step 18

    Made by a follower :) As she said to me, "I put a strip of patterned paper on the side and put stick on flags on the top. I use it to charge my iphone!" Thanks ;)

    Step 19

    Another dock made by a Snapguide user! Thanks!

    Step 20

    Another example! Thanks!