If you guys have been around you’ve probably noticed that I L.O.V.E. glitter and sparkles and metallic colors. Most recently I did this project with copper serving utensils, love it! I’m so thankful that metallic tones are hot right now, you can find almost anything in gold, silver, bronze, copper and even bright metallic colors as well. Today’s project came about because I am CONSTANTLY losing my earbuds. Since I run with Wyatt a couple times a week its pretty imperative I NOT lose them, because I’m a useless runner without music. Sometimes the only way I can make it up a hill is because I’m running to the beat of “All About that Base” or “Shake It Off”. My husband suggested I just remember them-ha. That obviously hasn’t worked in my thirty odd years of life, so I needed a new solution.
Ironically I saw an article on BuzzFeed of all places on cute ways to store your earbuds and cords. I loved a couple of them but wanted to do something unique. Since I’m currently carrying my metallic copper purse around, I figured why not go all out. And that’s how the idea for this gem was born…..
I’ll be the first to admit I’m a huge fan of small organizers inside my larger organizers. Plus I’m thinking since this thing is so damn cute I MIGHT actually remember to put my earbuds inside it. I’ll get back with you guys later on if that worked or not. In the meantime though, if you want to make one of these here’s what you’ll need.
- two pieces of scrap leather. I recommend the pictured brand because I literally only had to cut one thing
- snaps and a snap setter
- hot glue gun/glue/scissors
Look at that metallic sheen, gah! The snap setter kit I actually had from a prior project, but the front has the directions on it so I keep that handy. What you’ll do first is remove the packaging from the leather you want to be the body of your earbud holder. I chose gold.
Initially I folded it in half just to make sure the earbuds would fit OK, and they did! Now you’ll take your hot glue gun and quickly glue along both long sides of your leather strip. The long side is where my finger is.
Press your leather piece in half again and let it cool, then it’ll look like this with an opening at one end.
Your next step will be to cut a strip from your second leather piece that will function as a latch. I used two rulers to hold my leather in place while measuring a good rectangle. You can see my lines here, then I just cut along those with a pair of good scissors.
In the pic above you can see how the second piece will fold over and basically form your latch. I went ahead and eyeballed mine in the center and then glued just one side of the silver piece down.
In the pic above you can see I’ve glued the silver piece JUST on one side of my earbud holder. Now you’ll use your snap setter to attach the snaps. I probably won’t be very good at describing how to do this, just have a look at your directions haha. Here’s the how-to in picture form.
So the snap setter comes with four snaps, two meant to fit together on top and two meant to fit together on the bottom. This was all included in my directions and I just used a hammer to gently hammer each set of two into place. And now you’re done! Shabam! That’s it you guys! Can you even believe it?
Here are a couple action shots for ya;0)
Happy Friday y’all! I’m headed up to the mountains this weekend to do a little hiking before the weather gets too bad. I’ll happily share our weekend adventures on Monday. Until then, happy crafting!