Rainbow Wrapped Headphones

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SIMPLE . WATCH MOVIES . NO BIG BRAIN THINKING. GREAT GIFTS. PROTECTION. NO MORE TANGLES. NO MORE CORD SPLITTING. FUN. STYLISH. BOREDOM BUSTER CRAFT. FRIENDSHIP CRAFT.

Wrapping headphones is really simple and they make great gifts. Plus - wrapping definitely helps keep your cords from being impossibly tangled all the time. Or - if your headphones are getting old and the cord is splitting, wrapping them makes them last longer and it covers up those split areas - protects both the headphones and you! And there are lots of fun variations, here are some ideas:

- add in light weight beads

- use hemp string instead of threads

- use two different colored threads at the same time, for the whole length of cord

- try doing it in paracord bracelet style

- wrap a phone cord, or other cord instead

- do them while watching TV

Estimated work-time: about 3 movie lengths for one set of headphones

Supplies:

WHAT YOU NEED:

- scissors

- embroidery thread ( 6 full skeins of the rainbow colors, you will use more than half of the thread )

- headphones

Step 1: Measure Out Your String.

It goes faster if you measure out all the colors at the same time. If you want longer stripes - cut the string the length of your arm - fingers to shoulder. If you want shorter stripes like mine - cut the string ruler length or fingers to elbow arm length.

NOTE: longer stripes are easier because you don't have to switch threads so often. If this is your first time making these type of things, i suggest doing longer stripes, but if you want short ones - it might be difficult at first, but you'll get used to it pretty quick.

Step 2: Take One and Tie a Knot.

Take your first color of string - red - and tie it on with a normal knot at the end of your cord.

Step 3: Make a 4.

Now make the red string go over the cord like the shape of the number 4. - The red string should be the triangle part of the 4.

Step 4: 4 Tail Loops Through.

Now take the tail of your 4 (the little part that sticks out from the triangle) and put it through the triangle loop of the four going under the cord and then over the string.

Step 5: Tighten. Cut the Short One Off.

And we're pulling it tight... and we want to make sure the short string goes inside of that loop that we're pulling tight - like it's a part of the cord. We are wrapping around the cord, and your tiny short string.

Do two more knot loops like this. - Then you can cut off the short string close as possible to the cord.

Step 6: Continue Knot Looping 4s.

Just keep making 4 loop knots and pulling tight until you run out of red string.

Step 7: Add Orange.

Now take your orange string and tie it on in a normal knot - around the cord and the tiny short red string left.

Step 8: Do the Same.

Make your 4 loop knot again - over the cord to make the 4 - pull the tail under the cord and through the loop and over the string - pull tight - make sure your two short strings are inside the loop like they are a part of the cord your'e wrapping.

Make two more 4 knots and then cut the short strings off.

Step 9: Yellow. and More.

When you run out of orange - start yellow - simple as that. And keep going with all the colors until you go through red - orange - yellow - green - blue - purple. Then you'll need to measure out and cut more strings again. Then you just keep going starting with red again down your cord until you've wrapped the whole long part of the cord.

Step 10: The Split.

When you get to the split section, tie about 5 of the 4 knots over top of each other at the end to keep it secure - then cut it the string close as possible.

Next measure and cut more strings. Then start on one of the sides - same thing.

Make your 4 loop knot again - over the cord to make the 4 - pull the tail under the cord and through the loop and over the string - pull tight - make sure your short strings are inside the loop like they are a part of the cord your'e wrapping.

Go for the whole length of the cord until you get to the part that goes in your ear. Do the same thing - tie about 5 of the 4 knots over top of each other at the end to keep it secure - then cut it the string close as possible.

Step 11: The Other Side of the Split.

Now go back to the split and do the other side.

Measure and cut more strings. Start the other side - same thing. Make your 4 loop knot again - over the cord to make the 4 - pull the tail under the cord and through the loop and over the string - pull tight - make sure your short strings are inside the loop like they are a part of the cord your'e wrapping.

(I hold the short string with my thumb so it stays in line with the cord.)

Go for the whole length of the cord until you get to the part that goes in your ear. Do the same thing - tie about 5 of the 4 knots over top of each other at the end to keep it secure - then cut it the string close as possible.

Step 12: DONE!

Now you're finally finished and they look awesome!

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    JustineM32

    23 days ago

    Wow! Nicely done!