How many times have you found your earphones tangled up in your gym bag, purse or drawer? I don’t now how many times I’ve sat in my kitchen trying to untangle pens, necklaces, or my keys from the damn things. By now I am sure you’ve seen variations of earphone holders, but why not take it to the next level and make it your own. Here’s a fun and easy DIY for your #firstworldproblem.
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Natural Tooling Leather, $4
– Alphabet Leather Kit
– Rivets with Setter, $9
– X Acto Knife
– Cutting Mat (optional)
– Rotary Hole Puncher (optional)
Draw or trace a 2.5″ circle on the fuzzy side of the natural leather piece.
Tip: You can find then print, a perfect 2.5″ circle from the web.
Cut out the 2.5″ circle using an x-acto knife over a cutting board. You can also use some really sharp scissors!
Fold in the leather circle like a taco.
Then mark the center (approx 0.5″) away from the curved edge.
Punch a hole through both ends of your leather taco by using the small setting on the rotary hole puncher. If you don’t have a rotary puncher use a sharp object like an x-acto knife or a kitchen knife to dig the hole.
Unfold the leather taco (circle) and lightly dab water to half.
Use a hammer to stamp on a nickname, phrase or lyrics on half or all around the circle with an alphabet leather kit. Hammer on a steady surface each letter, not much force is required — one sharp tap, straight down on the top of the letter punch will suffice. If you didn’t apply enough pressure, you can carefully re-align the stamp and do it again.
SHULA: My nickname/favorite adjective to describe a babe, place or thing.
Select a small rivet cap (shiny top) and shaft (flat bottom).
Fold the circle like a taco again facing up and push the shaft (flat side) through both holes. Set the rivet over the round base.
Press the rivet cap over the shaft. Place the metal bar over the cap and lightly hammer on the end to secure the rivet pieces.
Listo! Now untangle your earphones.
Then wrap them around your fingers and pull them through your personalized leather earphone holder!
Some I’ve made for friends: Thanks for the photos Taylor!
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