Whether you go authentic or faux, leather is a cool material to incorporate into your work bag. Accessorize and keep all your sleek white and aluminum gear orderly with a cord wrap or organizer in black or brown hide. Or go glam with silver pleather, the pelt possibilities are endless.
Whether you want to craft your own cord control from store-bought leather fabric, or buy a ready-made solution online, here are a few stores, sources, and inspiration for you to get wrapped in leather:
1. Design Love Fest's Cord Flag & Wrap
Simple does it. Cut leather into a flag shape using this template from Design Love Fest, then fasten it together around your cord with a pair of snap embellishments. You could also use this to label cords on your desk or entertainment center. Just use marker, thread, or a leather stamp to indicate what's what for easy identification.
2. This is Ground's Cord Taco
Another take on the leather-and-snaps project are these Cord Tacos from Etsy seller This is Ground. Snap the circle of leather around a pair of earbuds or a power cord to keep cables organized in a bag or drawer. For $25.99 you get a pack of five in your choice of tan leather, black leather, or a mixed bag of both.
3. This is Ground's Cordito Wrap
If you need something for heavy-duty travel, This is Ground also makes the Cordito (are you loving these Tex-Mex food-inspired names?). Using a single sheet of leather, the travel cord accessory corrals all that you can wrap up inside it, rolled up like a burrito and button together. Grab it ready-made here for $44.99.
4. Walnut Studiolo's Headphone Organizer Keychain
Etsy seller Walnut Studiolo makes this ticket-shaped earbud wrap keychain from the leather scraps of other projects from their shop. Get one made to order for $12 (or $19 with a stamped monogram).
5. Monsters Circus's Bow Tie Organizer
Nothing is more country-meets-rock-and-roll than a leather bowtie. Make your cord wrap as eclectic as your playlist with this cute DIY organizer. Follow along with the instructions here from Monsters Circus.
6. Monsters Circus's Keychain Organizer
(spotted on Buzzfeed)
If you want something on-the-go, we love these keychain pockets, also from Monsters Circus, as featured on Buzzfeed DIY. You wrap your cord through a key ring on one end of a leather cord, then pull it into the pocket for safe keeping
7. Monsters Circus's Arrow Cord Wrap
(spotted on Buzzfeed)
Wire and leather is all it takes to make this arrow cord wrap DIY. Make it as big or small as you need; the wire keeps your cables in place. You could also adapt this tutorial to any shape if arrows aren't your thing.
(Images: As linked above)