How to wrap an Open Light fixture cord

INSIDE : Learn how to wrap an open light fixture cord to add color to an otherwise boring black cord!

Open Light Fixture

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Sometimes I take a peek into our guest room and office space and think, wow one baby step forward and 87 big steps backward.  It seems with each small progression of updating the room, more stuff is pilled high and things are in constant mass chaos.  That’s normal though… right?  It always gets really messy before it gets really clean, at least that’s what I keep telling myself.

Today I am sharing How to wrap an Open Light fixture cord.  I took an inexpensive Open Light Fixture and wrapped the cord for a little extra pizzaz of my own.

What supplies do you need for this project?
Plug-in Light Fixture
Mint Green Yarn
Hot Glue

I bought three different yarns and planned on wrapping the cord with all of them in varying lengths, but after I had used a portion of all three… I decided I didn’t like that look at all.  So, in the end, I just went with this Mint Green Yarn color for the whole thing.

I didn’t want to do anything too permanent to this fixture, so except for the very end I didn’t use any glue.

How to wrap a plug-in light cord:

I started by doubling the yarn and cutting it off at about a 5-6′ length.  I know zero “knot” knowledge, so there is probably a knot or string term for this ‘mickey mouse’ looking loop thing I have going.

Hold the center of your doubled yarn over the start of your cord and then pull the two pieces through, as shown below.

Then using your double yarn, start looping and looping AND looping.  The double yarn makes the work go twice as fast, so that’s a big plus.

When I came to the end of the yarn piece, I simply held that last little bit of yarn in place as I started another long section.  I would tie my ‘mickey mouse’ knot just a little bit over the end of the previous yarn, so as to keep it secured and in place.
Due to the placement of my Open Light fixture, I ended up wrapping about nine or so feet in total.  I worked on it for small amounts of time for a few evenings.
Using two simple ‘j’ shaped screw hook, I hung the Open Light fixture over our desk across the ceiling and down the wall.

I love the slight graphic vibe wrapping the cord, brings to the amazing little light.

I’m also highly contemplating wrapping a few other desk lamp cords.  I’ve fallen in love with that look!

You can see some of my other guest + office room update projects here.
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19 thoughts on “How to wrap an Open Light fixture cord

  1. This post is a few years old, I understand. But hoping you still will answer. Like the lamp cord covering, stylish and doable. But I’m loving the blue chair print. Info please. Is it an original? Can it be downloaded? Purchased?
    Super Chic.

    1. Hi Gigi! I bought that blue chair print from Ikea in 2014… sorry I don’t have a better answer. You could look on and see if they might have something similar?

  2. Just this morning I was searching on Pinterest “how to cover a cord” for an old hanging lamp I have acquired! YAY ~ and there you were at Live Laugh Linky!!!! Thank you so much – I’m going to do this, maybe I’ll use jute twine… Thank you for your idea!!! Pinning, Julia x

  3. Lovely! Following from Link’n blogs link party. I love industrial chic decor but I think the best way to pull it off is to add soft, personal touches like yarn, flowers, etc. Great project! Now if only I can convince hubby to do cage pendants!

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