DIY Life Hacks: How to Make a Macramé Cord Protector
- Cotton thread (3mm)
- Electric cable that you want to cover
Who hasn’t faced the issue of not being able to charge a mobile phone because of a worn-out or frayed charging cable? Indeed, some electric cables, especially the thin and delicate ones like those for charging cell phones, get damaged with daily use, forcing us to replace them several times during the life of a phone. Also, if you have a pet at home, there is a higher chance of these cables getting pulled or chewed, so, it’s essential to protect these cables to increase their durability. If you want a simple solution, DIY cord covers are an excellent option as they usually wrap the cable with an additional layer to protect them. In this tutorial, you can follow the steps to make a macramé electrical cord cover that looks not only pretty but also is functional. The best part is that this macramé DIY cover is easy to make and will provide you with some moments of relaxation as you make it. So, let’s see how it’s done!
Step 1: Getting the material ready
You can decide on the length of cotton thread or cord you will need based on the length of the electric cable. Here, I have used a 3-metre string. Start by placing the cord behind your charging cable and pulling the two sides of the string with your hands.
Step 2: Making a half double knot (DNA node)
Now, pull the left side of the string over the cable.
Step 3: Half double knot (continued)
Place the right side of the string over the left one.
Step 4: Half double knot (continued)
Then, take the right string behind the cable and through the hole on the right side.
Step 5: Half double knot (continued)
Pull both strings with equal force and adjust the knot.
Step 6: Half double knot (continued)
Continue this process of knotting until you cover the entire wire or cable.
Step 7: Shape the wrapped cord
The macramé wrapped cord cover should resemble a DNA strand. In case you find that it doesn’t look like that, it could be because your knots are not firm enough. You can adjust the cord by shaping it with your hands to create the effect.
Step 8: The DIY macramé cord is ready
That’s it! Your cable is now protected with a beautiful macramé cover.