Do all of your electrical cords get tangles? Does your extra cord drawer look like a big pot of spaghetti? You need some cord keepers! This is a super easy project that doesn’t take much time. Use scraps left from other projects and a little bit of velcro. Custom DIY Cord Keepers that are so much prettier than the plain ones you can purchase, and use up some of those scraps of fabric!
I like this method of making the cord wrap. The velcro closure, with the soft side of the velcro longer than the sticky side, makes it adjustable and more versatile. Some directions call for interfacing – I find that makes the cord wrap too stiff and bulky. See below to make it larger for bulky cords.
What does a cord keeper do?
A cord keeper helps keep your cords untangled. No more messy cords, either around your electronics, or where ever you store your extra cords. Just a few minutes, and some scraps of fabric, and your cords can be fashionably organized!
I have a thick, big cord I want to organize. How can I change the finished size?
You can make the DIY cord keeper any size you’d like. Bundle the cord in your hand the way you’d like to have it with the cord wrap. Measure around the cord bundle. Add about 4-5 inches to that measurement. That will be the longer measurement for your cord wrap. For large cords, you probably want to make it wider, too. If you make it really wide, I’d suggest using wider velcro or at least two strips of velcro.
Have fun playing with different fabrics! This is a great project for stocking stuffers and small gifts – everybody needs a cord wrap, why not make them pretty, too! You can use novelty fabrics that fit the hobbies or interests of the gift recipient. Make a set for you in fabrics that make you smile!
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