Thursday, September 15, 2011

Velcro cord ties in 4 simple steps!

If there is one thing that bothers me in my house... it is all of the tangled electronic cords laying around! Hubby and I have been working hard to put an end to the cord mess.

For all of the cords that can be tucked behind a TV stand, color coated (and labeled) zip ties are nice to keep things straight. (yes, we're a little nerdy)

But, that doesn't work as great for cords that are used more often, like video game controllers. I used to use rubber bands or twist ties but now have switched to Velcro ties.

Here's how to make cord ties out of Velcro in about 10 seconds and for ridiculously cheap:

1) Wrap Velcro once around the cord bundle to determine the length needed and cut it (fastener & hook sides) to this size.

2) Peel the Velcro apart and lay the pieces side by side with the short sides together.

(the pictures below show 2 cord ties being made)

3) Place the Velcro so that the fastener side is up and the hook side is down (or vice-versa) and overlap the short ends slightly.

4) Zig-zag stitch the Velcro pieces together on the short sides.

That's it! Now you just have to bundle your cords and wrap them with your Velcro ties.


  1. aw, this is cute. i have the same dilemma,i used rubber bands, packing tape...thanks for the neat idea:)

  2. Very clever!! I like to have stuff organized like that too! I also have velcro wraps that I did a post about...

    They are great, but I'm not sure if it's as cheap as your!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  3. Great organization! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!


  4. So easy, so smart, so going in my sewing room and doing this right now! Thanks for sharing!

  5. thanks so much for sharing this great tip on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  6. Oh these are so versatile! I just made some velcro ribbon organizers, HERE, but mine only work for specific headphones.

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  7. So simple and fantastic! I totally need these!

  8. Great tip and how-to!

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  9. I need to make a bajillion of these!!


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