Accessories Style

Wrapped and Embellished Headphones

It’s a new day, it’s a new life (words to live by, sung by Michael Bublé apparently) and it’s a new opportunity to make things around you more beautiful. Which brings me to my favourite subject of the past few weeks: My new place! The walls are finished and I feel a bit proud to have chosen the colours so well (that’s taste of course), and the floor is also almost finished so I am so close to setting up all the new stuff and getting my furniture from my old place.

I have been quite busy yesterday packing up porcelain, clothes and books and it made me feel a tad weird (I always think that I just moved in here) and very melancholic. You don’t go through old things every day. But let’s focus on the new things! My new statement carpet has arrived last week and it’s just as beautiful as I’ve imagined, and tomorrow my kitchen cabinets will be delivered. It’s so exciting.

So now that you’ve been updated on the apartment frontline let’s focus on this little project here, which is one of my favourites. I do like to pretty up the things around me, not only clothes but it seems like I cannot live with ordinary technical items either. Okay I’m not running around painting TVs and computers, but I do like my cellphone to reflect a bit of my style, and I find that my headphones should do that, too. Are you up for some makeover?

You need:

  • Headphones
  • Pearl cotton in one or two different colours (at least three packages if you use one colour, two and one if you use two colours)
  • Gold beads
  • Super glue
  • Optional: Gold paint and paintbrush

wrapped-1Let’s go: Start by stabilizing the end of your headphones by taping them to the edge of the table. Knot a strand of pearl cotton in one colour to the end of your headphones. Make a sort of loop with the thread over the cable, then go under the cable again and over the strand of pearl cotton and into the so created loop. Look at the pictures for better understanding!

wrapped-2Repeat this a few times, then thread a gold bead on the pearl cotton and do another knot. Keep on doing this threading on gold beads in various distances (or always the same). It will take some time to get to the fork but it’s a nice task while watching TV. If you run out of cotton just make a knot and cover the ends with the new strand of cotton.

wrapped-3When arriving at the ‘fork’ of the headphones, make a knot and seal it with a drop of glue. Then start again with either the same colour or the other one at one of the two cable strands. Repeat with the other, tie a knot on each end and seal with a drop of glue.

wrapped-4You can leave the headphones as they are right now, but if you want to, you can paint port, joint and the earpieces in gold or whichever colour you like.

This was one of the projects which took a few hours to craft, but I am more than pleased with the outcome. Every time I go for a run, or hit the gym or just sit in the bus and listen to music the people look at those headphones for they are truly an eye catcher. I love that! I hope you are, as always, inspired!


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  • Reply
    18th February 2016 at 12:04 pm

    This is so nice 🙂 Bonjour from FRANCE, Sand.

    • Michelle
      18th February 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Elizabeth Rose
    18th February 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Holy hey, this sounds like an awesome idea! I bet this helps protect the cord some too.

    • Michelle
      19th February 2016 at 10:17 am

      Yes it does, and they don’t tangle anymore! I’m glad you like them!

  • Reply
    18th February 2016 at 9:06 pm

    These are so great! I’m sure they don’t tangle either which is awesome. I can imagine it being very theraputic to make too haha.
    xx, Pia

    • Michelle
      19th February 2016 at 10:16 am

      Oh yes it was, I have spend hours in blissful peace with this task! I’m glad you like them 🙂

  • Reply
    Who Let the Mum Out?
    23rd February 2016 at 4:15 am

    Very cool!

    • Michelle
      23rd February 2016 at 8:24 am

      Thank you very much 🙂

  • Reply
    Maria Miranda
    18th June 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Beautiful ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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