DIY Cord Tacos or Cord Organisers are a super fun gift to make and so useful. I love making personalised homemade gifts and these cute little DIY Cord organisers are so simple to make and handy too. They are perfect for storing your earbuds or charging cords and stopping them from getting tangled up.
Plus as these are personalised you will always know which earbuds are yours – no more wondering whos ears they might have been in!
DIY Cord Tacos or Cord Organisers
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- Synthetic leather or real leather (UK Link/US Link)
- Bostik Leather Glue (UK Link/US Link)
- Snaps – we used plastic ones (UK LInk/US Link)
- Cricut cutting machine – Optional (UK Link/US Link)
- Circle to trace round – we used cookie cutters
How to Make DIY Cord Tacos or Cord Organisers
I made a few test ones to work out the best sizes and found out a 2.5-inch circle was best for earbuds and a 3 inch for wires. I used a cookie cutter as a circular template to mark the back of the synthetic leather.
Then cut out your circle. Make sure you use a sharp pair of scissors.
Mark the holes for the snap.
Using a sharp tool poke a hole in the leather.
Attach your snap – you need one male and one female snap so the taco will close. I love our snap set and use it for all sorts of things, it is perfect for when the buttons come off the bottom of the duvet cover!
I knew I wanted to personalise the DIY Cord Tacos or Cord Organisers as I wanted to give them, as gifts, so I cut out letters on my Cricut Air 2. If you do not have one then a stencil and a sharp pair of scissors will work as well.
I made sure I made the letters mirror image before I cut them and used the paper-thin leather custom material with the shiny side down. I have had my Air 2 for over 3 years now and love it and get a lot of use out of it.
Then glue your letters using Bostik Leather Glue.
My top tip for this is to use a wooden screwer with a fine point to apply the glue to the back of the letters and allow to dry for about an hour before using.
You can even shake things up a bit by making your circles scalloped and even layering them.
Really the only thing limiting you is your imagination.
We used some faux leather or pleather that we had in our craft cupboard for this, but you could also use real leather or even upcycle an old bag or jacket.