There are three cell phones in use on a daily basis in our house. Next year, after Easton’s 12th birthday, there will be 4. That means lots of cords and lots of cord stealing. I can’t ever find my cord because someone is “borrowing” it. I found a great way to keep our cords from getting mixed up and saving arguments about who “took” the cord. We decided to decorate the iphone cord!
I was so surprised about how cute it turned out that I had to share it with you all.
These were our supplies:
- meltable beads
- box cutter (or any sharp knife)
- cutting board
- iphone cord
The first thing you need to do is pick out a pattern you want to create on your cord. In what color order do you want your beads to go on to the cord.
Once you have your beads picked out, you will need to cut a slit in each bead, down the side of the cylinder. They are very easy to cut through, but be careful not to cut your finger.
After getting your bead cut, you will want to stick it on your fork with the cut of the bead on the back of the fork. Slide it down the fork to make the bead open up. Make sure it opens up wide enough to fit on the cord.
Lay your fork on the cord and push the bead toward the cord with your thumb. Hold the cord in place with your fingers and then slide the fork out.
You should be left with a meltable bead wrapped around the cord.
Now, repeat a gazillion times until you get your cord all filled up.
It actually didn’t take us as long as I thought it would and it was a fun project for Hallie and me to do together. We finished it up while the boys were napping. I LOVE the result and I’m trying to figure out what colors I want decorate my own iPhone cord.
Do you have a certain way you can distinguish your cords from someone else’s cord?