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Earbud Wire Organizer

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We've all been there: squishing and bending, twirling and tangling our earbud headphones into any easily accessible pocket. Why are these things so unwieldy?! Well, heres a DIY home for your earbuds to live happily in! With two difference styles, you can either throw your tamed earbuds in your bag, or attach them to your keychain for easy accessibility.

Please, whatever you do, don't stop the music.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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For both the Simple Organizer and for the Keychain Organizer, you will need

Leather or felt (I recommend 3mm width for either material)
Medal snaps or buttons, heavy duty
Snaps' tools (this is the little anvil packet that corresponds with your snaps' size. Usually sold separately)
Scissors
Hammer
Rotary Cutter (Optional- this cuts felt and leather the best)
Cutting mat (Optional)

For the Key Chain Organizer, you will need:

1/2 inch grommets
Grommets' tool (this is the little anvil packet that corresponds with your grommets' size. Usually sold separately)

Step 2: Simple Organizer

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Using either 3mm felt or leather (this stuff is low maintenance and strong, but most importantly, it doesn't fray at the ends, so no sewing involved!) Cut a strip of 4 x 1 1/2 inches, trim the edges so the corners don't get worn.

Folding the material in half, and liberally pinching the ends with your thumb and forefinger, see if your earbud wire can easily fit inside. Your thumb and forefinger will be replaced by the snaps. If the strip of material is too loose, cut it down slightly until you get a snug, but not tight, fit.

Now we'll mark where we want our snaps to go. I used 1/2 inch snaps and wanted them as close to the ends as possible. Next, I cut a small hole where the center of the snaps would go. Placing the little Snaps' applicator tool underneath and over the snaps, I hammered down to secure the snaps and their corresponding bottom pieces. Man, these things are awesomely strong!

You're done! Enjoy this version of Organizer, or make the Keychain Organizer...


I just did the project tonight for my bass guitar cable and I clipped it to my little cube amp. Works great! Now I don't need to carry my cable! Thanks!

Great idea! I work with guitar players and they love this idea. Guess I'll be making a few of these!!

rosane625 months ago

ora mas que boa ideia amigo, eu tenho uma maquina de pregas rebites e ilhose é muito bom, obrigada

You have an awesome hammer :)

amalkhan (author)  Penolopy Bulnick6 months ago

haha. thank you!

Me too!! Where did you get it from?

hiteshp5 months ago

Very Innovative :) , Simplicity at its Best !!!!

amcmillan75 months ago
Love this. And where did you get that hammer????
amalkhan (author)  amcmillan75 months ago
target =)
Buso5 months ago

Great project.

Eldalote6 months ago

Great idea :)