If you have a lot of old neck ropes at home, it will be great if you will not be throwing them away. The good thing about having many neck cords is that, you can use them to create new things. To help you make your old badge lanyards useful again, below is a guide that features eight items that you can produce using them.
1. Refrigerator magnet
Believe it or not, the badges attached on neck ropes can be utilized to make fridge magnets. To make one successfully, just simply remove the cord and its attachments. Get the button and attach a double-sided tape on its back. You can also use a magnet if you have one at home. Just make sure you remove the belt clip first if your neck rope has one. It will be nice if you will use the badges with cool logos or designs.
2. Bag accessory
If you have thin neck ropes at home, you can also use them to make bag accessories. A bag accessory made of an old cord will be a great and inexpensive alternative to key chains and designer bag scarfs. Creating this particular accessory is easy. All you have to do is cut a cord, take off the attachments and tie it on your bag’s handle. If you own two or more thin cords, you can also braid them to form a colorful bag accessory. You can also use the metal attachments such as the hooks for homemade bag charms.
Fashionable rings can also be produced with the help of old badge lanyards. To make rings, you would need plain rings and glue gun. You also need to remove the buttons attached on your neck ropes. After removing them, you can start sticking them on the plain rings using a glue gun. After that, you can either wear or sell them to your friends.
4. Umbrella hand strap
The good thing about neck ropes is that they can also be utilized to make hand straps for typical umbrellas that does not have any straps. Making umbrella hand straps is not that difficult. If you have a thin neck cord, then just simply cut it first before tying it on the handle of your umbrella. After placing the cord, you can start using your umbrella again.
You can also produce pendants using badge lanyards. Just simply insert the chain on your badge’s belt clip and you are done. If the button does not have a belt clip, you can also use super glue to keep the pendant secured.
If you have a lot of old neck cords at home, you can use a sewing machine to connect them together to make a clothesline. Neck cords, especially the thicker ones, are actually durable. They can handle the weight of your clothes and even your towels.
7. Earphone cord wrap
You can actually use badge lanyards to produce homemade earphone cord wraps. If the badges have built-in belt clips, you can insert and wrap the earphone cords around the clips. No need for you to purchase cord wraps in online stores.
8. Notebook ornament
A journal or notebook ornament can also be created with the help of old neck cords. You can use one to produce a notebook lock. Just simply create holes on the front and back cover of your notebook then insert the cord. After inserting the cord, you can start forming a knot to secure the notebook. You can also stick cords on the notebook to create a cover made from old neck ropes. No need for you to buy any colored or scrapbooking paper to cover your plain-looking notebook.
Badge lanyards is also used to produce homemade earphone cord wraps.