Floss Box Earphone Organizer

Introduction: Floss Box Earphone Organizer

This instructable will teach you how to master the art of turning an ordinary floss box into a super duper cool Floss Box Earphone Organizer. OK, its not that cool, but it is still function-able.

If you like this 'Ible, then please vote for me for the Back To School Contest. I can use this organizer for that Sansa mp3 Player :D

P.S. If you want me to make an 'Ible for the I-WTF? (aka an oversized ipod nano with happy apple face), request it in the comments. If I get enough requests, I will show you, but it is really quite simple. :P

Step 1: Materials

You will need:
1-Floss Box, any brand will work.
1-Earphone, again any brand
1-X-acto knife
1-MP3 device or object that requires earphones.
1-The need for an earphone organizer

Step 2: Gut the Floss Box

Open the box and remove the "guts", including the floss, circle, and plastic "skeleton".

Using the X-acto knife, carve 2 slits on the bottom of the slender side of the Floss Box. (This will be the opening for the earphone jack.

Puncture the 2 slits with the scissor, and rotate several times until a rather large hole has appeared. (hehe)

Use the X-acto knife to remove excess plastic shavings if desired.

Step 3: Wind the Wires

Place the earphone jack through the hole we just made. If not easily slips through, enlarge hole using scissors.

Wind the wires around the plastic circle. The looser the better, but dont make it too loose, as it will easily fall off the circle.

When finished, place plastic "skeleton" into the plastic "body".

Step 4: Cut Em' Up

Use the scissor and cut the plastic body in 2 areas.

1:The small hole where floss used to come out (see picture for better explanation) Cut slightly larger than the area of the earphone wire.

2:Cut off a small sized chunk from the plastic casing, directly above the metal floss cutter.

Step 5: Finished!!

You are now done! Feel free to--

2.Jump for joy
3.yell random "man noises", such as whoo or yahoo or whippie

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    8 Discussions

    Kris T.
    Kris T.

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I like the idea of the little plastic cylinder inside to tame the cord. I just wind mine up upon itself and cram it into the container (I use a gum container).

    It was suggested to me that maybe there was a way to set up some sort of rubber band mechanism within the container to wind the cord and "lock" it in place when not in use. That might not be practical with a small floss container but I bet you could do it with a mint tin.

    Clever work!


    7 years ago on Step 5

    This is a great Idea, you could always decorate the Floss box with designer duct tape or whatever else comes to mind


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea! I always need something to keep my earbuds untangled. This is better than a curvyman and a lot cheaper too.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    How do you wind the wires back up, do you have to take out that plastic bit and wrap them around each time? If so, that seems like a wasted step that could be removed.

    Asian Invasion
    Asian Invasion

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah you take out the plastic circle. You could try to shove the wire back in, but it doesn't work well doing so. I was thinking of using a tape measure's drawback method, but that is too powerful and complicated. Although this project is free and takes about 5-10 minutes!! :)


    9 years ago on Step 2

    why did you add 3 of the same pictures?

    Asian Invasion
    Asian Invasion

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yeah, sorry its my first instructable. Had some trouble with the pictures. I fixed it now.