I had a bubblegum container that had been laying around prior to my dilemma, which I had kept hold of, thinking it may come in use one day. Well yes, that day was upon me.
I had only seen one other person on the internet use the exact same container for the exact same purpose (for the life of me I can't remember the site). The only exception being that it was strictly for carrying said earphones. If you wanted to use them, you had to take them out entirely, which still left the issue of duking it out with the long cord, and the container is left as wasted space in your pocket or bag.
I wanted mine to stay together, so that my earphones could be used and somewhat contained at the same time.
Step 1: Materials
*Two beads (one shown)
*Two rubber bands (one shown)
*Drill (not shown)
Step 2: How It's Done
-Instert a rubber band through each bead (the beads are to hold the auxiliary bit in place at the bottom of the container).
-Thread the aux. through the top whole.
-Loop the first bead onto the cord just a bit above the aux., and then feed the input through the whole in the top of the container (this part will be a little tricky).
-Once through, loop the final bead around the aux.
Step 3: Almost Done.
The paperclip helps adjust how much cord I need.
-Adjust for desired cord length, clip, and tuck the remainder of the cord into the container (be sure the paperclip is inside the container to keep the cord from slipping through the whole).
Step 4: Done
I'm sure there could've been many other ways to go about this, but it was fun doing this project with what I had available at the time.