A couple of years ago, I purchased a few sets of Shabby Chic® clothespins. They are so beautiful, that I kept them in their original packaging for the last 4 years waiting for the right craft to come along. Until I saw this easy DIY earbuds holder project all over Pinterest.
Making it was super easy. Especially because I already had the decorated clothespins available. But if you have plain clothespins, you just have to pretty them up with washi tape.
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Things You Will Need
- Full size wood clothespins, 3.3″ long – if they’re not decorated, you can use some blue paint and floral washi tape if you want to achieve the Shabby Chic look.
- Hot glue gun – this is my favorite, the one and only. Hands down, the best.
- Glue sticks
- Earbuds – obvious
Add a thin line of hot glue in the back (non decorated side) of one of the clothespins.
Attach clothespins together back to back. One end should be facing right and the other end should be facing left. Make enough pressure to spread glue evenly. Work quickly as hot glue dries fast.
Your Earbuds Holder is done!
How to Get the Perfect Wrap Every Time
When I tried to wrap my cord around the clothespins for the first time, I started with the plug end. Once I reached the microphone, I could not make a perfect wrap because it is not flexible so, it left me with an awkward hanging end.
That hanging end beats the purpose of an untangled wire.
So, no rocket science! Here’s what you have to do to avoid that:
Start by clipping the earbuds end first. You should have enough room to center the microphone so it lays straight across both clothespins without forcing it to bend.
First loop will be wire in the front, second loop will be the microphone (in the back) and the picture below shows you the third loop of wire again. So, the microphone stays firm in place and does not bend. If you start with the other end, you won’t know where the microphone will end up.
Keep wrapping around. Secure the other end with the top clothespin and you are done!
I was inspired by this article from The Pin Junkie to get this easy organization hack / craft done in a cinch!
Want to see where I keep my earbuds safe? Check out my Bedside Table Organization.
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