Tortilla Tricks | DIY WIRE TACOS

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

"I would like to invite you to a taco night. Bring Mexican hats. And some swirly straws. We'll order some Mexican food. In the meantime, let's make some wire tacos."

This is what happens when I ask my little sister to write a blog post for me.

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

Not entirely what I had imagined. I was thinking more of something along the lines of starting off the New Year in an organized fashion. I might have thrown in a little metaphor about untangling wires and making structured life choices.

I wasn't planning on going down the taco route. Though it makes sense. And since I had tacos at my favorite Mexican place only yesterday, why not! Filled with wires and headphones, and a vegan option with pens and brushes - simply delish!

I'll give you one thing though, little sis. Your abstract is concise and to the point. That's always a good thing.

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

"Here's how you do it: Let Motte do it."

Thanks, sis.

But since I can't be around all of the time I'll give you a quick guide on how to make these cute wire tacos all by yourself.

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED for one wire taco:

MATERIALS:
- imitation leather/pleather
- needle and thread
- golden bead
- masking tape

TOOLS:
- printer, or pen and paper
- scissors
- exacto knife
- pencil

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

Step 1: From a piece of paper, cut out a circle in the desired size. You can print off a template from the web as I did, or trace around the rim of a glass to create a circular shape. For a playful touch, add a scalloped or zig zag edge.

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

Step 2: Tape the template onto the back of the sheet of pleather using masking tape, and cut around the template with a pair of scissors.

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

Step 3: Remove the template and fold the circle you have just cut out in half. Eyeball where you'd like the bead (which will function as a button) to go and make a small mark with a pencil both on the right side and the left side of the pleather. Be precise so the edges will line up.

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

Step 4: With a needle and thread sew the bead onto the left side of the pleather, right where you made the pencil mark.

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

Step 5: Using the exacto knife cut a small x where you made a mark on the right side of the pleather. Careful not to make the whole too big; the bead should just be able to fit through it.

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

DIY Wire Tacos | Motte's Blog

And that's it! Not much more to it, except now you can transport your headphones in a fashionable manner - in their own taco purse!

Caution: Not fit for human consumption!


10 comments

  1. Lovely idea!
    :-)

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    1. Thank you! Very practical too!

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  2. Well... I did enjoy that introduction!
    Tacos are always a good idea. I should make some, too. Unless of course, you would do them for me, Motte?
    Best
    Jessica

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  3. What a great idea! What size bead did you use?

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  4. Oops, also what diameter did you use for your tacos?

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    1. Thanks Gail:) The larger yellow taco has a diameter of 10cm, the grey is 9cm and the small ones (gold, silver) have a diameter of 7,5cm. I used the same bead for all of them, it is a 5mm bead!

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  5. Thank you, I can't wait to make a bunch of these!

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  6. This is a very good idea for tidying up wires but why use leather? can I not use any other material? is leather safer to be used with wires?
    waiting to hear fom you Flora

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    1. Hi Flora! Of course you can use other material, but I recommend a sturdier fabric and (faux) leather works great!

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