The Simplest DIY, Ever — For Your Headphones

If you had told anyone, 100 years ago, that people of the future would walk around with white and black strings coming out of their ears, and no one would bat an eye, they would probably have offed you for witchcraft.
The fact is, we've been so inured to the sight of black and white earbuds, we don't even see them anymore...but, for the not-wallflower types among us (hi!), we've got a transformative DIY that'll give your headphones the advantage. Even though this looks like a fancy, multi-step DIY, it's super easy, no matter the level of your crafting ability. Music lovers — get to wrapping!
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Rad, right? You'll be surprised to learn that this DIY only consists of a few, super-easy steps (like, your great-grandma-could-probably-do-this easy). The steps, ahead...

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You'll need:

Headphones (earbuds or over-the-ears varieties both work)
Embroidery floss
Scissors

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Step 1: Cut off a length of embroidery floss. For the beginning, we suggest using at least a foot of string.

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Step 2:Tie the embroidery floss onto the base of the headphone.

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Step 3: Make sure the knot is secure.

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Step 4: Start wrapping the longer end of string around the headphone wire, making sure you're wrapping over the shorter end of string.

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Step 5: After a few wraps, cut off the shorter end. Trust us, it'll be secure!

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Step 6: Wrap, wrap, wrap until you start running out of string.

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Step 7: Measure out another length of string in a different color. How long? It doesn't matter! The longer the string, the longer the segment of color will be... so, the pattern is entirely up to you!

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Step 8: Tie on the second color, making sure you're tying over the loose end of the first piece, to keep it from unraveling.

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Step 9: Start wrapping!

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Step 10: Make sure to go over both the ends of the first string and the shorter end of the second string.

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Step 11: Snip off any excess string. Now, continue this process on both cords and the connecting cord until you get to the spot where they all intersect.

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Step 12: It should look like this by the time you're there.

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Step 13: To cover up the intersecting "Y", just wrap a length of string around both top cords.

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Step 14: Make one knot around the whole thing.

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Step 15: Double knot to make sure it's secure. Snip off the extra length after the knot!

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Et, voilà! A pair of headphones that'll get you stopped on your morning commute more often than even your fancy new shoes.

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