Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DIY Cord Holder

cord organizer

The cords by the kids computer was driving me crazy and my son has been getting into them and pulling them out. I been meaning to buy something to organizing it so that it doesn't look like a complete disaster. With one arm injured and creative juices giving me strength I came up with a easy, very cheap, upcycled cord organizing holder. Here is how I made it. 

Take the cardboard roll the size of gift paper, make sure it is thick cardboard.


Get self adhesive design paper or design duck tape.
   

Cut the cardboard roll straight through.
 

It will look like this.

Next, peel the self adhesive paper or duck tape

And wrap it around the roll and cut extra paper.

Use the scissors to follow the cut you made earlier.

For the slit, cut a small piece of the design paper or duck tape

Slide it through and smooth it down

 Use duck tape if you find that the self adhesive is not staying down. I used both.
(I wanted gold duck tape but couldn't find any so settled for leopard

Go through the your cords
 

Slide the cords in the opening you made.
   

 Your cords now have a new home.

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16 comments:

  1. Om. This looks fabulous. If there is one thing that drives me 'nuts' too, than it's ugly computer / electrical cables... all over the house, really. This is an encouragement for me to put an end to it also. Love the leopard print, btw. A bit of craziness that;s fun! We have a linky party again today, btw., do come link it up!

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    1. Thank you so much Rose! I am glad that I have inspired you to make one and that you love my craft. I will link up :)

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  2. Love this creative idea. I'm definitely going to try this.

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    1. Aww thank you so much Ann. I am happy you enjoyed it.

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  3. What a great way to keep those cords in check! And you can decorate the tube any way you like. :)

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    1. Thank you CJ! Glad you like this idea!

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  4. Hi Shanice, just stopping by from the Say G'Day link party.

    Genius idea! My computer cords drive me batty, so I'm going to "steal" your idea for the office.
    Thanks for the post!

    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you so much Val, I am glad that you are going to try this idea. Hope this helps with those terrible cords in your office.

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  5. Simple but brilliant idea! Stopping by from LOBS :) http://ablessedandblissfullife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Mer, happy you enjoyed my post! Have a great weekend.

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  6. Great idea for corraling the cords!! My computer cables look just like the before picture -- I will have to shop the basement for a cardboard tube :-) thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you so much Charlene, I am happy that you liked this post. I wish I has a basement to shop for supplies. :)

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  7. That looks so much better than all of the cords hanging out. Love it! I might have to try that out. So smart. Thank you for linking up the Merry Monday Linky Party. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

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    1. Your welcome. Happy you enjoyed this post Kathleen.

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  8. That just looks so tidy. So fun to have you join our party at the Fine Craft Guild. Till Wednesday!

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