This Christmas season was all about crafting in our house. We decided to make the majority of our gifts this year and after a cruise through Pinterest I fell in love with the idea of wrapped headphones. They were on Etsy, which is a favorite site but I knew I could make these myself. As a kid, I considered myself the queen of friendship bracelets so I figured this would be an easy notch in my crafty mom belt. It didn’t hurt that I knew I could do this in front of the TV, therefore further encouraging my lazy crafter tendencies.
It is really simply. I headed to the craft store and picked up this box of embroidery thread for a few bucks with a coupon.
I then bought inexpensive headphones with colored ear pieces and got to work. I taped the first headphone to a stable surface. And tied a knot, tight against the top.
I then stared at that knot, drawing a complete blank on how to proceed. After a quick Google search for friendship bracelets, I found a great tutorial here.
The first step is to make a figure four with your top thread.
Take your thread under the headphone cable and through the hole and pull tight.
Repeat these steps about a million times. As a lazy crafter, I would have probably lost interest, because headphones are much longer and therefore more time consuming than I expected. But I taped my work to a coffee table book in my lap, and turned on some trashy reality television and somewhere between the Kardashian wedding and divorce (which was about 3 hours since I DVR’d both) I finished my first pair. After the first one, I had my technique down and flew through the rest.
I loved finding the variegated thread and think it really made them look great. I didn’t take enough pictures of one so that is why there shots of different colors at different stages of completion.