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diy free people wrapped ear phones

August 20, 2012
[image on left: Free People]

These Free People wrapped ear phones are created using the same technique as hair wraps. Despite what the name suggests, the embroidery floss is actually knotted (not wrapped) down the length of the cord.

  • Supplies: 4 skeins of embroidery floss 

[Start at the top of ear phone and make a knot]
[Make a loop with the thread]
[Draw the string through the loop from back to front. Close the loop by pulling in an upward and outward motion.]
[Keep knotting down the length of the cord. The swirl knot effect is created by twisting the cord as you knot. Stop when you reach the part where the 2 ear phones join together]
[When you reach the intersection, get a new piece of thread and start at the top of the other ear phone. Keeping working downwards after you reach the middle]
[The finished ear phones…from bland to bright!]
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    August 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    this looks awesome! i love it!

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    August 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Love the idea!! :))

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    August 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Great idea- I wanna try this!

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    Stine Mo
    August 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    What a fun idea!


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    August 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

    These turned out great!

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    August 22, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I like yours even better than the Free People ones =)

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    August 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    great job! how many inches of the floss do you cut for this?

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      Gina Michele
      August 22, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Hi Crista-
      I didn't pre-cut the floss before starting. Once I was satisfied with the amount of one color, I moved on to the next. I used ombré floss to minimize the amount of times I had to switch colors.
      Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    August 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Ok great! Thank you for taking the time to answer my question!

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    August 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Wow- I love the way this turned out!


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    August 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    such a great idea!!!

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    August 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I love this! Super Brilliant! I can't wait to try it!

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    September 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    One of the best DIYs I've seen lately. Def going to try this!

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    September 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Wow! Unique idea….!!! 8-o ;o)
    I'm sure I'll do this as soon as possible!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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