Monday, February 27, 2012

Tangle Free Headphones

That majorly addicting site, Pinterest, strikes again! I saw a pair of headphones with embroidery floss wrapped around them and knew I had to try it out for myself. 

Embroidery floss - and tons of it!

Here we go! This project instantly brought me back to elementary school days and making friendship bracelets. Lucky for me my embroidery floss collection was pretty extensive.

Begin by making just a simple knot around the end. I cut the string to three times the length of the cord I was covering and it wasn't enough - I will show you later how to fix that issue. 

Using the ball-up-the-ends method to keep things less tangled. 

To cover the cord, I just did a simple chinese staircase style knot. To start, separate the colors and pick the one you want to show up first. I chose yellow. Then I tucked the yellow underneath both the cord and other strings, leaving a bit of a loop on the other side. 

Then I put the yellow back through the loop and pulled tight. Continue doing this until you want to switch colors.

Starting to look substantial! The added thickness and softer texture help combat those annoying tangles in the cord.

So here is where I needed to add some length to my strings. I just did a simple knot, and then to ensure it didn't slip out, I dabbed a little bit of clear nail polish on the knot. I snipped the ends and was good as new!

Once you've reached the splitter part, just knot the end.

Now for the headphone ends. For these I cut the string to five times the length of the cord and that worked out just about perfectly. So even though it may seem like a lot, you'll go through it quickly.

Finally finished! And to put them to the test I tried my hardest to tangle them and they passed with flying colors.

My phone is looking nice and snuggly with its revamped set of headphones! This project took a long time, so consider making this a day-long project or spread it out over a couple days - I was able to watch multiple movies while working on this. A perfect way to make a lazy day seem not so lazy!



At July 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Abbi said...

I did this with my own headphones, and it turned out so cute! Great, easy-to-follow instructions; thanks for sharing!

At July 11, 2012 at 6:27 AM , Blogger . said...

Hey Abbi! So excited you tried this out, take a picture and send it to so we can feature you!

At July 30, 2012 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Natalie said...

Super cute!


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