Clothespin Earbud Holder

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Introduction: Clothespin Earbud Holder

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In this Instructable I will show you how to make a pocket sized earbud holder out of clothespins.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

  • Two Clothespins
  • Glue (I used hot glue, some of the commenters recommended wood glue)

Optional:

  • Markers or Paper (For Decorating)

Step 2: Gluing

Glue the clothespins together facing opposite ways. The first picture is how they should look after they are glued together.

Step 3: Decorating

Now this is optional, but you can use markers or paper to decorate the tops of the clothespins. In this picture I used paper that I glued to the top of the clothespins.

Step 4: Wrapping It Up

Lastly it's time to wrap the earbuds up. Clip the earphone end of the earbuds in one of the holes of the clothespins. Next wrap the wire around the open sides diagonally. After you run out of wire to wrap, clip the end in the other clothespin hole.

I hope you liked this Instructable! Please comment down below with your thoughts, and questions! Thanks for viewing this Instructable! :)

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27 Discussions

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me greg
me greg

2 years ago

should work for many wired things - excellent idea! thx

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

2 years ago

Yep, I'm gonna need to make a couple of these! Very nice :)

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poolman27
poolman27

2 years ago

As ever, the simple solutions are the best ones. Good one!

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salazam
salazam

2 years ago

Wrapping cables is horrible for the internal strands. That's how you get kinks and twisties. Unless you do the ol' "over-under" like for mic cables and such...

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easyrider1
easyrider1

2 years ago

Some of the best ideas are so simple. I'll make this! I have 3 earbuds in my laptop bag that area mess when I take them out, thanks.

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rudolph
rudolph

2 years ago

That is absolutely brilliant. I believe I'll need to make at least 6 for the family (of 3).

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medanilevin
medanilevin

2 years ago

That's a very clever idea!

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oragamiunicorn
oragamiunicorn

2 years ago

I like this design, but I'd use wood glue rather than hot glue for a stronger fix, it takes longer but should be better overall

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charles543
charles543

Reply 2 years ago

How strong do you need for the bond to be for this project? Most anything down to chewing gum would be strong enough for this.

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oragamiunicorn
oragamiunicorn

Reply 2 years ago

that's a fair comment, I just don't like hot glue much, I think unless you need that instant stick then hot glue has little benefit. But you are right, this doesn't require a hugely strong joint.

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LuLusWorld
LuLusWorld

Reply 2 years ago

I actually tried that and it turned into a sticky mess! But I think I put too much on. Thanks for the idea anyway! :)

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ildegiron
ildegiron

2 years ago

Beautiful solution for the mess that storing earbuds can represent, specially when you try to untangle them. Thanks.

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hallo2
hallo2

2 years ago

Great idea.. it even works with just one pin.. doesn't look as neat as your holder, but is supereasy..

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LuLusWorld
LuLusWorld

Reply 2 years ago

That is very true!

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leila carlyle
leila carlyle

2 years ago

very cool. I too love these kinds of instructables. thanks

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Oldalgebra1.
Oldalgebra1.

2 years ago

Brillant! Going to make one today.

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LuLusWorld
LuLusWorld

Reply 2 years ago

Thanks! Please click the "I made it!" button when you make it, it would mean a lot to me.

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grapenut
grapenut

2 years ago

Love these kind of instructables

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itslisa
itslisa

2 years ago

Slick! Super easy, functional, and inexpensive! Nice job.

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grapenut
grapenut

Reply 2 years ago

Ditto