Ahh...the pocket earbud tangle nest. You've seen it, you hate it, and you promise yourself not to do it again... It happens, then happens again, and now your sick of it. If you're like me, you have a love/hate relationship with your apple tangled headphones but love them. I love they way they fit in my ears so perfectly, it's almost like they were made for me specifically. My car has bluetooth but I still find myself using them like it's almost normal now. This week I decided to challenge my readers, why not make a cool pocket holder for them? If you complete the project and leave photo links in the comment section i'll do a separate post on all the creative ways you made yours. I made mine with a cool Swiss Army Knife keychain. See below:
We've all been there: squishing and bending, twirling and tangling our earbud headphones into any easily accessible pocket. Why are these things so unwieldy?! Well, heres a DIY home for your earbuds to live happily in! With two difference styles, you can either throw your tamed earbuds in your bag, or attach them to your keychain for easy accessibility.
Whatever you do, don't stop the music... Lol
Step 1: Materials
For the Keychain Organizer, you will need
Leather or felt (I recommend 3mm width for either material) Medal snaps or buttons, heavy duty Snaps' tools (this is the little anvil packet that corresponds with your snaps' size. Usually sold separately) Scissors Hammer Rotary Cutter (Optional- this cuts felt and leather the best) Cutting mat (Optional)
1/2 inch grommets Grommets' tool (this is the little anvil packet that corresponds with your grommets' size. Usually sold separately)
Firstly, measure and cut your length of material to 6 x 1 1/2 inches.
Next, place both ends of snaps about 3 inches apart, the same as you would for the Simple Organizer.
You'll notice you have a bit of a tail at one end, and this is where we'll place the grommet. I used 1/2 inch grommet in a bronze finish. Trace the inner circumference of the grommet onto your material, and cut out a rough circle. This is kind of tricky with 3mm felt or leather, but just take your time. You should be able to wiggle in the top piece of your grommet into that hole. On the back side, place the pronged end onto the fabric, and using the grommet tools and a hammer, you'll be able to sandwich both ends of the grommet onto the material.
I decided I wanted a circular end framing my grommet, so I cut out a semi circle from that end. I imagine that this will help any fraying that would have otherwise resulted in the felt or leather getting very worn at the corners.
You're done! Enjoy the Keychain Organizer...