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DIY Wrapped Headphones

I’ve been traveling for the majority of the past couple weeks, so bear with me as I get back on my DIY feet… I have a really easy, fun project for you today! I was inspired by this photo (I can’t remember where it is from so if you know please tell me!).

As someone who uses  a plain old pair of black earbuds, I loved the idea of adding some color by wrapping the headphone cords in embroidery thread!

What you need: headphones, embroidery thread and scissors

Select which colors, and how many, you want to use. Cut them longer than the headphone cord – you always need more than you think! Knot them around the headphone cord.

Pick whatever color you want to start with and begin making “four” knots. Cross the thread as seen above, and then pull up towards the top to create your knot. Repeat this as many times as you want with each color.

That’s all there is to it! Now you’ve got a colorful new pair of headphones :)

Photos by Julia.

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megan -March 21, 2012, 6:52PM

Ive seen this idea before too and I love it!! I actually have an awesome pair of O’neil headphones I bought from best buy that have a colorful bungee type cord instead of the regular cord…..they r awesome cause they don’t tangle

michelle -March 21, 2012, 7:18PM

so i really like this idea. i am so doing and finally getting use out of all that string i didn’t use for friendship bracelets

Andrea -March 21, 2012, 7:26PM

We used to do this in hair….

Kylee -March 21, 2012, 7:28PM

I am so in love with this idea! So cute!

FP Roz -March 21, 2012, 8:07PM

i think this was a DIY the FP store in Manhattan Beach California did a few weeks ago:) they made me one!

Vanessa -March 21, 2012, 8:09PM

This was the Manhattan Beach, CA Store(828). These were a hit!!! Our cutomers LOVED them! So fun and easy, PLUS they make a great gift!!!

EvaMae -March 21, 2012, 8:11PM

That is so cool!

fptorrance -March 21, 2012, 8:21PM

SO CUTE! We are definitely going to do this next DIY since it was such a hit in MB!

Fp julia -March 21, 2012, 8:21PM

Ah thank you that’s right it was on ther Facebook page :) thanks ladies awesome idea!

dragon fruit -March 21, 2012, 8:52PM

this is such a good idea! totally trying! x

Melissa -March 21, 2012, 10:01PM

Obessed! Amazing! Free People can do no wrong. xoxo

Anonymous -March 21, 2012, 10:23PM

this is seriously the best diy idea i’ve ever seen :D

Nicole ( -March 22, 2012, 11:25AM

wow i kinda love this. really pretty/easy/and cool

Leisa -March 22, 2012, 11:29AM

This radio producer loves it! Thanks:)

Hayla -March 23, 2012, 2:27PM

Just found my weekend project! ThX:)

Chris -March 23, 2012, 7:17PM

This would be totally wicked with a kumihimo wrapper.

Sarah -March 23, 2012, 8:49PM


Anonymous -March 24, 2012, 2:15PM

Well that’s awesome! Love it.

Madeline -May 10, 2012, 12:27AM

totally awesome really no other way to describe it

john -May 11, 2012, 5:27AM

I like the monster headphones… Don’t know its price and type what…

Leilani -May 13, 2012, 11:10AM

Love it!!! Totally doing this on my lazy Sunday (that isn’t going to be so lazy as I have a reason to finish HW early: to go out and get some embroidery thread and get started on this!) I bet it helps prevent them from getting tangled, too! That is my biggest issue with headphones! yay! theyll look like hair-wraps.

Gwyneth -July 15, 2012, 8:14AM

I came up with this idea and have it on my website!! Thank you for featuring it!

kyra -July 17, 2012, 6:56PM

thanks a bunch. i was on pinterest looking for how to make this and this was the easiest way of explaining it

Mandi -July 30, 2012, 8:01PM

I just found my BFF’s birthday present! She’s gonna LOVE them!

Matayia -October 15, 2012, 3:10PM

SO CUTE!!!!! Love it!! =)

Nart -December 4, 2012, 6:32AM

Have you ever found yourself wondering how on earth your earphones managed to get so tangled in your pocket? Well, I don’t have the answer to that but what I do have is a solution to the annoying problem with this amazing free app.

Krysta -April 24, 2013, 10:03PM

Looks fantastic with variegated embroidery floss!

Sheri Hamman -January 21, 2014, 10:10PM

Oh wow! I love the colors and it’s very creative. I have an old pair of headphones sitting around and could definitely give this a shot. Thanks!

Laura -May 5, 2016, 4:21PM

How do you tie it off at the end? That’s always the part I struggle with!

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