Wednesday, 19 June 2013

DIY of the day!

I am the most unlucky person ever when it comes to earphones! I just can't seem to find a pair that will last any longer than 3 weeks. The only pair I've ever had that have withstood the excessive battering I give them, are the original, bland, white iPod headphones that you get with your device.

Despite them being strong, due to the constant tumbleweeding in my college bag, they're forever getting tangled ( the second bane of my life after my mammoth hair knots, see the pattern?!) and well, after spending some time scouring the internet for ideas on how to prevent the constant tangling, I came across Free Peoples wrapped earphones for $40... yes, that's $40 (£25 ish) for some earphones with a bit of wool wrapped around them! No me gusta! So, as per usual I thought, I could do that and here's what I did...

1. I went and bought some wool ( Psst! wool is 3 for 2 at Poundland, there's lots of cute pastal colours as well as the bright ones I picked!)
2. I learnt the basic right-hand double knot 
3. Started braiding! ( I did a 6cm braid of each colour)

Even though I found it tricky at first, I quickly got into it. Some adivice: Just make sure you do each braid tight and that you have a consitent swirl around your wires! ( Unless you want to have to unbraid the whole thing and start again as I did, which believe me, takes ages!)
This DIY doesn't only look amazing but it also prevents your earphones from tangling too. WAHOO!

Difficulty: 3.5/10
Time: It took me 3 hours ( However, I was dancing around the room to Elvis at the same time and I made loads of mistakes from not following the instructions!)
Materials: Variety of wool & Earphones


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    1. It's just so simple too! I bought some of those zip headphones which would supposedly never tangle or break and I broke them within 4 days yet these ones seem to be indestructible, as well as looking cute! (:

      Shannonleigh_c x

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    1. Thank you! They're so much better looking than they were! :D

      Shannonleigh_c x

  3. So cool and creative! Definitely gonna try them :) thanks for sharing!