I've seen several different ideas on blogs for controlling cell phone and I-Pad cords. But today when I saw this idea, I thought it might be a perfect solution for keeping the few cords that stay on my counter in order. I think I had seen something similar made for wine glass coasters too, but these work great for small cords. The hardest part of the whole project for me was getting the cords all tucked into the holders! LOL Other than that, they each took about 10 minutes to make. If you'd like to make your own, you can find the tutorial HERE.