DIY Cord Organizer

These cord organizers are great to hold together things like earphones, and chargers that are probably cluttering up your purse! An easy little project to give as stocking stuffers, or just to do yourself a favor and make things a little more organized.

I started by deciding on the dimensions for the stencil (I did 5 cm x 12.5 cm), and then I cut the fabric as needed. I already had some “Velcro” on hand, and I used some leftover fabric that I had used on a couple other DIY projects.

I sewed the two pieces of fabric together, and then sewed the Velcro on, and then I used my pinking shears to cut the edges.

These ones work well for holding one phone cord, or a couple of smaller cords together.

 

Thanks for reading!

Nicole

DIY Hand Warmers

These rice-filled fabric hand warmers were an easy DIY Christmas gift, and perfect for the winter weather!

 

I got the idea from Pinterest, and thought it was a great idea since I also happened to have a ton of white rice on hand at the time… I made these for both men and women, but since I didn’t have any “masculine” fabric, I used denim from some old jeans for the men’s hand warmers! (Another great suggestion from my husband)

I started by deciding on how big I wanted them to be, and I cut the fabric to be 4″ x 4″ squares. I cut the fabric for all of the sets of hand warmers that I wanted to make (four pieces of 4″x 4″ fabric for each pair of two), and then I sewed each set of two pieces together with the good sides of the fabric facing each other. After sewing and flipping them, they were closer to 3.5″ x 3.5″.

I sewed them together until there was about a 1″ to 1.5″ hole left open, and then I flipped them right side out. I filled them about 3/4 of the way full with rice, and then sewed up the open hole on each of them to finish them off.

They only required about 20 seconds in the microwave to get to the perfect temperature.

Thanks for reading my post 🙂

Nicole