// diy : earbud organizer

earbuds

Hey guys, it’s almost the last minute! If you’re procrastinators like us, that means its time to get those random gifts for everyone in a stressful blur of lines & Christmas music (we hope for your sake its just Mariah on repeat). Or you can make a cute, customized gift with this super easy & fun DIY in just one afternoon at home in your snuggie – also hopefully while Mariah is serenading you along the way.

Not your style? Already finished shopping? You go gf! ..but you should still probably read on for future gift-giving-occasion purposes.

We bring you the optimal mix of handmade, easy, & useful: earbud organizers! Good for your significant other’s dad, your bff, your hip grandma, or your co-worker. & make one for yourself while you’re at it! You deserve it 💁

You’ll need:

  • leather pieces
  • 20L snap set (we used this one from Joann Fabrics with a 40% off coupon ;D )
  • hammer
  • scissors
  • leather paint (we used these)
  • paint brush
  • X-Acto blade

Optional:

  • leather punch set (like this one)
  • rotary cutter & mat

step1

Find something that’s round & about 3″ across to trace & make a template. (We used a measuring cup). Fold in half & mark about 1/2″ down from the center on both sides. Pierce that hole from the template for marking purposes in the next step. Cut out a circle from the leather using your template as a guide. A rotary cutter will make this a breeze, but if you don’t have one, scissors will do!

step2

Mark the holes on the leather. This is where the snap will go.

step3

We used a leather punch tool to create a hole for the snap to go through, but you could also just as easily use your X-Acto to cut a little hole.

step4

Use the directions on the snap package to add snaps to both sides. You can stop here & start wrapping if you prefer the look of plain earbud holders, or…

step5

Use leather paint to decorate & personalize! We used Angelus brand, which is meant for leather & comes in tons of different colors that are easy to apply.

6

Some inspiration: this cute zodiac print for your mystical bff, a cactus print for your most rustic bestie, tiny Cheetos for the snack enthusiast in your life, etc. etc. This part is really fun!

Other ideas include a simple monogram for your relative that insists all of their things should be clearly labeled, chevrons for the basics, or polka dots! Stripes are also always a winner; really anything goes. Just be sure that if you’re not doing an all-over pattern, that what you paint is closer to the snap for visibility once the circle is folded for cord organizing use!

High-five! You win gift-giving this year with your thoughtful, handmade, & actually useful gift!
Happy Holidays! x

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