Power Cord Makeover DIY

Power Cord Makeover DIY

Power Cord Makeover DIY

Next week I’m headed out to a Better Homes and Gardens event and that means sharing a hotel room with friends. EVERYtime I head to some blog event I’m in a room with 1 or more ladies and we all have computers and random cords. They all look the same and we tend to get them mixed up. Not anymore. My Power Cord Makeover is so colorful I know which one is mine. No more mixed up cords and my cord storage strap will help with travel organization!

Power Cord Makeover DIY

Supplies:

  • 3 colors of washi tape
  • one power cord
  • clear nail polish
  • optional: 1 tiny strip of vinyl or leather
  • optional: 1 button snap kit

Directions:

Power Cord Makeover DIY

STEP 1:

Clean all the grease and dust off the power cord line. I used a little alcohol pad to clean the part I’m putting the washi tape on.

Power Cord Makeover DIY

STEP 2:

Peel off 1.5 – 2 inch sections of washi tape. Use some scissors to trim ends of each piece of tape.

Pick out a pattern you’d like for the washi tape design. Get creative, maybe you can overlap a couple of the colors?

Start to wrap the tape onto the power cord wire.

Power Cord Makeover DIY

STEP 3

When your done wrapping the tape, I suggest using a small bit of clear nail polish on the edge of each piece of tape. This will help keep the tape from peeling up. Note: try not to get the nail polish onto the wire, then you can remove the tape if you want a new wire design!

Power Cord Makeover DIY

Power Cord Makeover DIY

STEP 4:

Optional: this step is to make a little cord storage strap. Cut a strip of vinyl or leather at 1.5 inches wide at 5 inches long. Cut the ends into corners and install the snap buttons. Now you have the perfect cord storage strap!

Power Cord Makeover DIY

Power Cord Makeover DIY

Happy Organized Power Cord Thursday!

– Chelsey

P.S. I was inspired by multiple colorful cord DIY’s around the web, but this one from Design Love Fest is a fave.

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