DIY | Leather Earphone Holder

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Hi Shulos!

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.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

– Natural Tooling Leather, $4

– Alphabet Leather Kit

– Rivets with Setter, $9

Other tools:

– Hammer

– X Acto Knife

– Pen

– Cutting Mat (optional)

– Rotary Hole Puncher (optional)

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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.

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Cut out the 2.5″ circle using an x-acto knife over a cutting board. You can also use some really sharp scissors!

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Fold in the leather circle like a taco.

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Then mark the center (approx 0.5″) away from the curved edge.

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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.

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Unfold the leather taco (circle) and lightly dab water to half.

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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.

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SHULA: My nickname/favorite adjective to describe a babe, place or thing.

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Select a small rivet cap (shiny top) and shaft (flat bottom).

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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.

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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.

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Listo! Now untangle your earphones.

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Then wrap them around your fingers and pull them through your personalized leather earphone holder!

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Some I’ve made for friends: Thanks for the photos Taylor!

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