I’m sure you know the scenario, of tangled earphone cords, right? Well, have I got the perfect solution for you. A DIY earphone cord holder made from upcycled materials, of course. It really is a SNAP! (pun intended)
Here is a SIMPLE, quick method for keeping your earphone cords organized and TANGLE FREE!. The great thing about this little project is there is no sewing involved and they take only minutes to make. The key INGREDIENT in this project is a SNAP.
The new craft gadget that I am totally in love with is this KAM Snap System. I love the simplicity of it, the bright-colored plastic snaps that are available, and the efficiency of this tool. I have had a box full of mismatched snaps and a variety of snap application tools that just sit there because there are missing parts and so many different sizes of parts. It’s overwhelming.
I got this new system, (which is VERY reasonably priced), and pitched all the other stuff. AHHHHHHH, that felt good. Now I have just one snap applicator and a bunch of cute happy colored snaps.
You can make these earphone cord holders using a few different materials, but the ones I found most durable and effective are upcycled yoga mats and upcycled wool sweater fabric. A thick, dense, good quality wool felt piece will work as well.
There are two different styles of holders: Rectangle shape and heart shape.
Find out more about HOW TO FELT A WOOL SWEATER here.
EARPHONE CORD HOLDER MATERIALS & SUPPLIES
- Free PDF Pattern (heart and rectangle style available)
- Yoga Mat Scrap (Cut 3.5 inches x 1.25 inches) (8.5 x 3 cm)
- Snaps (Kam snap system) optional
- Other snaps will work as well.
- Snap Applicator
CUTTING OUT: Using the pattern, cut out one piece. HEART DESIGN, fold the fabric in half and place the pattern on the fold where indicated.
If using a yoga mat, you’ll need to trim the mat using little snips to get a rounded edge.
SNAP APPLICATION: Follow the directions that come with your applicator.
Fold the fabric in half and line up edges. Using the awl, poke a hole through both layers where indicated on the pattern. (Wiggle the awl around a bit while inside to make the hole visible and easy to find).
SNAPS: You’ll need
- 2 pieces that look like tacks (snap back piece)
- 1 male snap
- 1 female snap
Open the fabric up and poke the snap back piece through the hole. Apply either the male or female snap on top of that. (Look for the little ridges of the snap, that is the side that goes towards the fabric).
Grab the snap applicator and place the SNAP BACK onto the applicator tray. (This should match the size of your snaps). It should fit snuggly to the snap. You’ll know when it snaps in place.
Make sure the snap front is aligned in the applicator before SQUEEZING. Give it a tight squeeze to clamp the snaps together. Bam, that’s it!
Repeat the process for the other snap.
Wind up your earphone cord and place it inside the holder. Snap is place. You’re good to go!
TIP: If you use your earphones a lot during the day at work or on-the-go, you can slip the holder around a belt buckle on your pants. It will hold your earphones right there in place.
You’re going to love the simplicity of this thing. I hope it comes in handy for you as much as it has for me.
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Have a fabulous day and remember to keep it simple!