I-DIY: Make Your Power Cords Pretty!


We could easily waste entire days on Pinterest browsing the endless stream of inspiring DIYs. But the reality is there are just too many projects and too little time. That's where designlovefest comes in. The charmingly curated blog started by Bri Emery captures everything we love about a fun, at-home project: color, quirk, and usability. Basically, we want to make each and every one. So, each week we'll be sharing the blog's easy instructions for projects that are both adorable and useful. Trust — you'll feel like a crafting goddess in no time!

What You'll Need:
• Extension cord
• Washi tape
• Leather scraps
• Sew-on snaps
• Decorative embellishment
• Scissors
• Thread
• Glue
• Paper

First, cut pieces of tape 1.5 inches long

Wrap washi tape around cord in irregular increments. In this project, we overlapped our tape in some places and placed it side by side in others.

Now, create and cut a paper template. We made three sizes: 1 by 5, 1 by 6, and 1 by 7 inches.

Trace the template on the backside of the 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 (we found ours at Michaels) and glue on. You could also use a small button, or use a snap setter if you have access to one.

Designlovefest is a multiple contributor design, fashion, and lifestyle blog headed by Bri Emery. It's a place where type and images totally make out.

DIY by: Natalie Shriver
Art direction by: Bri Emery of designlovefest
Photos by: Kimberly Genevieve

Designlovefest was created in 2009 out of Bri Emery's own obsession with type and images. DLF rapidly became a daily read for over forty thousand people, thanks to Bri’s exquisitely curated layouts featuring bright colors and style, mixed with witty typography and a flair for the unexpected.