Blueprint, Fall 2006
Prepare the bottom box: On the side of the box that has the grommet hole, draw a 1-inch-tall rectangle at the other end (trace a small Post-it note). Using a metal ruler as a guide, carefully score along this line with the knife until you cut through (do not try to pierce the box and then saw).
Push the prong end of the power strip out through the hole from the inside. Use the Velcro to anchor the power strip to the inside back of the box (or the bottom, depending on what best accommodates your adaptors). Plug in the adaptors, and thread their ends out through the grommet hole.
Prepare the top box: Space the cord hooks a few inches apart, attaching them near the back of the box to allow room for the gadgets when you shut the lid. Thread the device ends of the adaptors in through the box's built-in grommet hole, and anchor them under the hooks
Optional Finish the edge of the rectangular cutout with ribbon and glue. Also optional (if a little messier inside): Use just one box, stick the power strip to the very back, and coil the cords with twist ties.
Two cloth-covered boxes with hinged sides and grommet finger holes ("Library project" cases, containerstore.com)
Utility knife with a fresh blade
Power strip (with an on/off switch to conserve electricity)