DIY Yarn-Wrapped Electronics Cords

Yesterday I said I’d keep y’all posted about a lil project that I was doing with yarn and washi tape. I thought I’d post the final results to give you some Saturday inspiration.


So recently I got a Macbook Pro. My whole life, I’ve used Windows. Making the switch was hard. I had to relearn how to do everything, and I’m still learning…
When I went to pick it up from the Apple store, the guy helping me set everything up freaked me out about the cord. He was all like, “IT BREAKS REALLY EASILY AND IT’S LIKE $80 TO REPLACE!!”
I’ve had an iPhone for a few years and I’ve had to replace the cord like 6 times (for being such a big company, you’d think they could just invest some better quality cords..?).

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So, instead of dealing with paying that much money for such a fragile cord, he suggested that I wrap the ends in duct tape to prevent them from breaking. I did that. And it just looked…ugly.

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I got the idea from Apartment Therapy, who posted the idea ages ago, but I didn’t quite use the same technique. I substituted the embroidery floss for sock yarn, and instead of using the Chinese Ladder technique, I just wrapped it around the cord a bunch. It took me less than an hour and it LOOKS SO CUTE.

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All you do is measure out 4 pieces of string that are each 4 times the length of the cord you want to wrap. I did both my computer cord and my phone charger. Then, tie a knot around one end of the cord, and start wrappin’! When I got to the other end, I just tied it off and added a little washi tape to keep the loose ends down. Cute, right?!

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And now, I’m off to do some laundry and maybe a little homework. Maybe I’ll get around to making some dessert…suggestions?


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