Have you started making gifts for the holidays?
Need a guy friendly, tween/teen friendly, classy, easy to whip up kind of gift project?
Today’s project checks everything off that list!
They are a cinch…literally. 😉
And they are really affordable. You can make one for under a $1 a piece!
All you need is…
MATERIALS__________________________________________________________scraps of leather snap, screw post/button stud (you can get them inexpensively at Michaels) snap tool and hammer (if using snaps) exacto knife and flat head screw driver (if using screw post) leather or snap punch tool
I sourced my heavy duty snaps from Jo-Ann, and my screw posts from the Tandy Leather Factory. Leather can be bought at Jo-Ann, Tandy Leather Factory, or salvaged from old leather clothing or furniture. You may also use sturdy vinyl.
Screw post vs. heavy duty snap.
The screw posts are much simpler and easier to install, but are just a little bit pricier and you may have to order them online. The snaps are really easy to find and are less expensive, but you have to invest in the another set of tools. Both work great and look nice, so it’s really up to you! You can’t go wrong with either.
Cut strips of leather 1 in. x 4 in.
Punch holes at each end.
Add your choice of hardware.
If you are using a heavy duty snap, install it according to the directions on the package. If you don’t already have the tools, make sure to buy the snaps that come with the tool set.
b. SCREW POSTS:
The screw posts are really simple to install. Simply insert hardware into one hole, with the wrong side facing up. Screw in place. In the other hole, cut a 1/4 inch slit at the top of the hole.
One, two, three…done!
These organizers are a simple, stylish solution to keeping your charger, ear buds, and cords in check…
Make one. Make a bunch. Make one in every color!
They are so fun and easy to whip up, you can make one for yourself and everyone one your list in a snap.
Pair it with an iTunes gift card, or maybe a nice pair of ear buds and your gift is made…well semi-made. 🙂
Happy Holiday crafting!
I love these with the leather and hardware! Simple and useful. =)
Thanks Charity! 🙂
Love this idea!!
Thank you Jane! 🙂
Melissa Shultz says
What a cool idea. I have some leather scraps a friend gave me from her husband’s motorcycle pants. This is the perfect project for those scraps. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Melissa! Upcycled leather scraps are the best. Enjoy!
Erin Keith says
Cool! I just got a bunch of snaps yesterday so I’ll be trying this out. Forget about the boys, I want a few for me. There is nothing like a tangle of cords that won’t stay wound up. Don’t even get me started on my printer cords right now…
Thanks Erin! I did think about making some longer ones for those bulkier cords. Good idea! And yay for getting some snaps. I seriously don’t even sneeze at the price anymore because they are so much easier and profesh looking. Love them!
Grace @ The Big Reveal says
Delia! What a great idea. I love this project. (I am pinning it immediately:))
Thank you Grace!
Is there another name for the posts you used? I see the link is no longer available and I’ve tried to search for screw posts, but haven’t been finding any. Any help would be appreciated!
Great question! I hadn’t realized that the listing for the posts had gone bad. Another name for it is “button stud” and you can find them more easily and inexpensively at Michaels in their leather section. I hope that helps!