Nov 7, 2011

DIY TV cord cover

I made something this morning and I thought it was pretty hand so I'm sharing.  We've had this little problem in our bedroom for over a year now:

Yucky cords.  I was going to order a cord cover from amazon for about $16 but then thought I could probably make something pretty easily.  If you have the same dilemma and want to DIY a solution you need this:

  • A cardboard tube (mine was the center of a roll of fabric) cut to the length you need
  • Scissors
  • Paint (wall color)
  • Paintbrush
  • Flat head thumb tacks
  • Hershey Kisses (optional)
First, cut your tube down the middle and fold in each side about 1/2 inch (enough to fit the width of your thumb tack).  Down to 4 Hershey Kisses now.

Position your tube on the wall where you want it then open it up and secure one side to the wall with your thumb tacks.  Be careful not to pin your cords!

Bring the tube around and capture all your cords inside.  The shape of my cardboard was pretty stiff so on the other side I just needed a top and bottom tack to keep the tube closed around my cords.  I cut a little slit at the top and bottom and used more tacks to secure (I was out of flat heads).

Then I painted my tube.

Done!  Not quite dry yet but I wasn't patient enough to wait.  

Took about 20 minutes and completely F.R.E.E.  No Hershey Kisses left though.

Go me!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant thanks for sharing! :)