The cord taco is simply a disc of firm fabric with a closure, so that it can fold around the cord like a taco shell and fasten closed. I used a button and loop, but I'm sure a snap, velcro, or even two ties would work, too.
My hand mixer came with a plastic cord-tie, which broke (of course) after a few months. I used a rubber band to keep the cord corralled, but it wasn't easy to get on and off. I love this cord taco! I also made one (not shown) for the extension cord I keep in the kitchen for popping the slow cooker out the kitchen window to cook outside.
This is the children's night light, a vintage conch shell from my childhood which used to have its cord sprawled around it. It has a little flower cut-out appliqued on it, but I was in a rush when I took the picture.
And then, in the zone, I solved another pesky problem and made an envelope for my cell phone charger. To keep the envelope from being clutter or getting lost when the charger was in use, I carefully sewed the charger cord into a channel in the bottom of the envelope. I'm very pleased with it, although I could have made the envelope a little larger.
I used the letter look from the needle case. And yes, the lining of the envelope is a scrap left over from my shirt dress.
I do so love these little solutions, these little comforts of a well-tended home.