How to Make a Decorative Power Cords

Cords are one of my biggest pet peeves. we have to bring tons of power cords to run all over the ground when we teach blogshop and they definitely aren’t good looking. it’s hard when you put so much effort into the looks of an event and then the cords come in and mess with it. in our office, there’s cords all over the place too, so we figured we would make them at least look a little better if they have to show…and what’s so great about this project is that it’s VERY simple and you can customize them to match any room!


  1. Extension Cord
  2. Washi Tape
  3. Leather Scraps
  4. Sew on Snaps
  5. Decorative Embellishment
  6. Scissors
  7. Thread
  8. Glue
  9. Paper


Cut pieces of tape 1.5 inches long.


Wrap washi tape around cord in irregular increments. You can overlapped your tape in some places and next to each other in others.


To make the cord organizer, create and cut a paper template. You can make3 sizes, 1×5, 1×6 and 1×7 inches.


Trace template on backside of leather and cut out.


Measure 1.5 inches from the ends and mark with a pen, this is where you will sew the snap.


If you want you can cover the stitching with a flat back embellishment and glue on. You could also use a small button or if you have access to a snap setter you can use that as well.

DIY Details

Avg. Duration

30 min

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