On this episode of hoarders…
Do you have a wire hoarder as a significant other as well? After I got married, I moved into my husband’s place. As I started to unpack my crafts, I found bins and bins of wires. Wires galore! TV cables, electronic wires, headphones, chargers, lions, tigers, and bears! I knew I married a techie; I didn’t know I married a wire wholesaler.
If you have a significant other like mine, then I have the perfect Valentine’s gift idea for you. It’s an easy weekend project. If you’re the wire hoarder, then treat yourself to this organizer.
DIY Project – The Ultimate Wire Holder
What you’ll need:
- About 77 poster tubes 2″ in diameter and 6″ in length or 30″ in length so you can cut your desired length yourself
- Hot glue
- Crate (ask someone at the local farmer’s market for a crate)
Line up tubes 7 in a row (or until the row reaches the end of the crate). Line the second row in between the first. See the diagram below:
Second step, glue the tubes together. I glued the tubes inside the crate as I worked so that I know exactly how many rows I can make. My crate was able to hold 11 rows, 7 in a row.
Once the glue is dry, start organizing your small cables, chargers, headphones, etc.
I actually bought kraft tubes in 30″ length and we sawed each of the tubes into 6″ inch lengths. This is a lot of work! Next time around, I am simply going to purchase the 6″ tubes.
Lined up and glued in the crate
Organized and displayed on MG’s table top
Reminds me of honeycombs (just a little?)
MG and I put shoelaces, extra car keys, iPod cases, headlamps, Krazy Glue, basically anything that can fit into the tubes. Or you can put your paws in…
Isn’t this a perfect gift for a crazed wire collector? How do you organize your cables and chargers? What are some other ways you’ve seen people organize?
What are you getting for your loved one for Valentine’s Day?
Buy kraft tubes at Uline here
yay for miter boxes!
Yeah! Super helpful when we were sawing!