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5 Easy And Adorable Ways To Organize Your Cords

We could all use a stylish way to keep your cords from getting all tangled in your bag.

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Everyone knows that tangled up power cords and cables are seriously obnoxious. Here are five pretty ways to solve that problem.

Step 1: Get your pegs right.

First, you need to check the pegs are the right size for your headphones. Open one of the pegs and clamp around the wire just below the jack plug of your headphones. If the jack plug doesn’t fall through the end, you’ve got a winner. If it does, you’ll need to get some slightly smaller pegs.


Step 2: Start taping.

This will add a bit of colour and fun to your cable tidy. Apply washi tape down one side of each of the pegs. Pick your favourite colors or patterns; the one shown uses black and white dots, but you could try neons or pastels which would look great against the light wood.

Step 3: Glue it together.

Once you’re all washi taped up, use the all purpose glue to sandwich the non-decorated sides together. The pegs will need to top-and-tail each other as shown, so you can wind your headphones around it properly.

Step 4: You’re pretty much there, you just need to add your headphones.

Start by putting the jack plug into the end of one of the pegs, then wrapping the cable round and round your new creation. Once you run out of cable, open the other peg and secure around the wire under the earbuds.



These little tins were created by DIana at Unusually Lovely. Gather up supplies. To make both containers, you’ll need an empty and cleaned Altoid tin, white paint, Mod Podge, a foam brush, washi tape, fabric (one piece cut two inches wider than tin and one piece that fits inside tin lid), and an exacto knife.

Step 1: For the fabric-covered tin, remove lid and apply Mod Podge.

Glue fabric to the top and sides, letting each part dry in-between. To hold sides in place, apply liberal amounts of glue to underside of the lid, pull fabric tight, and hold in place with upside down tin. Corners don’t have to be perfect!


Pippa Armbrester is a quilt designer. Follow her adventures in quilting and in life on her website.