paus, for the detachable cords for mixers, electric knives, etc. I fold them back and forth and slide them into an empty paper towel tube. Write on the tube with permanent marker as to what the cord goes to.
Love the needle threader tute. A few of these would be a good hand out for a sewing group.
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Thanks for the shares. These are good ideas. I like the one for the cords. I just made some new valances for the kitchen. The cord keepers made from the scraps will look good on the appliances I keep in the kitchen for easy access. I will finally tame the cords on the hair dryer and curling iron.This message has been edited. Last edited by: I M Joyce,
Love these ideas. I thought of my hair dryer right away when looking at these cuffs. I usually just wrap the cord around the dryer and tuck the plug end into the wraped cord. This doesn't always hold very well. I don't know if I would make those needle threaders, since I would have to go out and buy the glue and wire, but then it might pay off to have several of these on hand. I can see these would make good little things to give sewing friends.
What simple and great ideas. I could probably make some for my DIL for their stockings. Something cheap and very practical. Thanks for sharing. I like the tube idea too. I have a drawer full of charging cords for various things and it is a mess. I'd die if some of you saw it. Thanks Pat
These are those kind of ideas I put into the 'well, duh' category. Makes perfect sense and why didn't I think of that.
Curling irons and hair dryers were my first thought when I read the cuff instructions. My cords are all stuffed into tubes but then that hangs down, or gets caught in other tubes in the drawer/basket or on the shelf. The cuff keeps the cord out of the way. I don't have one but I'll bet this would work for a mini iron also.
So I made me a cuff last night for the craft iron. Took all of about 20 minutes but I was trying to decide which way to cut the striped fabric. Love the way it worked.
I used Velcro for the closure, Marion. Why mess with a buttonhole and button.
This would make an excellent little stocking stuffer. That's a good idea.
You know what is neat about that cord cuff? When I picked it up to put away, that's all I did. Picked up the iron. No dangling cord or tube, just the iron. And it fit so well in its' spot on the shelf.
Hey, split paper towel tubes is a great idea also for the wrapping paper.
Well, Jacky....where's the pic of the threader?????
Thanks for the links..I really like the needle holders and because of kids crafts, have most everything listed already. I like the cuff holder too, the toilet paper roll is definitely easier then I had another thought...when taking apart shirts (ie Bonnie Hunter), cuffs from sleeves!! I have a few in a box with the shirt parts.