DIY Yarn-Wrapped Sconce Cords

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I bought these sconces for cheap at Urban Outfitters a few years ago. They’re super cute and look much more expensive than they really are. I had painted the cords to match the walls of our guest room back then, but I wanted to reuse the sconces in Evie’s room and the dark forest green color needed to be painted out or changed.

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I’ve always loved Schoolhouse Electric’s cloth cord styles and thought I could do something similar here with just a dab of glue and a bit of colorful yarn.

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You only need glue when you’re starting and ending, and the tighter you wrap the yarn, the better! I found it was helpful to wrap the yarn around a glue stick or a popsicle stick before wrapping the cord. It helps keep everything tight and untangled. Also, just to be safe, I didn’t wrap the cords all the way down to the plug (I left a good two feet unwrapped).

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I love when simple projects make inexpensive finds look extra special! The project cost me nothing and I was happy to give new life to these sconces we’ve been storing for years! :)

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23 thoughts on “DIY Yarn-Wrapped Sconce Cords

  1. I love to do this to my charging cords! All my cords for my cell phone, computer, etc are wrapped in brightly colored embroidery floss. Makes them fun and easy to tell apart.

  2. That is SO cute! I love the little pop of color for a kid's room, and a neutral color would work in other rooms. I'm always looking for ways to disguise those ugly cords.

  3. I love these sconces—I have two in my bedroom and was shocked at how big and heavy they were for the price! Ours too are painted to match the wall behind them, but this is good to keep in mind if we ever change our walls :)

  4. Great use of yarn! I love going through the yarn section at my local craft stores.

    Are those cases Peacock Alley? In Calypso coral? I have them in navy for my master and love them!

    Frances

  5. That is so nice! This post popped out at me because I remember your other post with that gorgeous butterfly art. I must ask — where are those scalloped-edge pillow cases from??

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