Saturday, March 6, 2010
Here is the crawler that can't seem to stay away from my computer cords.And here are the computer cords that are very unsightly and ugly. I figured I could take care of both of my problems in one swoop.
An empty cereal box.
Cut off the ends of one side.
There is the opening where my cords will soon be housed.
I grabbed some newspaper print that I have laying around. I did a post about the many uses for this here. Here is one more good use I guess.
I wrapped up the box just like it was a present.
Then I grabbed my distressing ink pad and a stamp.I stamped some flowers on the paper all around. I really was going for a very low key design here. I don't really want it to stand out but I don't want it to be totally ugly either. Once I was done stamping, I started pushing the cords into the box.Once they were all in, it was looking much better.A twist tie to hold back the cords and a free cereal box later, and my cords were looking pretty darn good. I was thinking if you wanted it to be even more cute than mine (cuz mine is seriously more for safety than it is for the cute factor), you could use some cute wrapping paper, fabric or scrapbook paper to really take it up a notch. I thought about tying something around mine to make a sash or add a fabric flower embellishment. But you could also use some ribbon or buttons. There are so many different ideas. I was mainly trying to stop my little one from chewing on the cords. Here is to a crisis averted and some time spent working on a fun project.