Introduction: Quirky Headphone Hanger From Junked Action Figure

The Backstory

Working at home lately, I've become quite attached to my computer headphones, but I do take them off at times and I've been needing a headphone hanger. Recently I was tempted to throw out an old kids meal toy and inspiration struck, the result is this quirky headphone's how it was done!

"If we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it!

– Tony Stark (Iron Man)


  • Action Figure with strong (obviously) arms
  • Scrap metal to connect arms
  • 2 Screws
  • Doublestick tape
  • Electric tape
  • Saw (a hacksaw is fine, a box knife may work)
  • Drill
  • Tinsnips
  • Scissors
  • Clamps (optional)

Step 1: Tis But a Scratch

  1. Saw: Here's our unworthy action figure, who quickly succumbed to the mighty hacksaw. A few clamps came in handy for holding the little guy down.
  2. Side note: I thought I'd open this guy to remove the arms and referred to these Instructables: the Magic Screwdriver and Hack a Happy Meal Minion however this action figure was glued really well and it wasn't worth the effort.
  3. Fail: I quickly found that double-stick tape was not strong enough to hold up my more making was required...

Step 2: Headphone Hanger - the Sequel

  1. Connect arms: A piece of scrap metal worked well to combine the forces of these two super arms. I simply drilled a hole in each end and bent it to fit the width of the monitor.
  2. Mount: I mounted the headphone holder with double-stick tape under the metal and electrical tape over it.
  3. Bonus feature: What to do with the cord when not plugged in to these wireless headphones? I simply drilled a hole in one of the hands, and extended it into a slot creating a cord holder!

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