Kim from This Is Knockout created this simple but effective system for headphone cables.
What you’ll need: two wooden clothes pegs, all-purpose glue, washi tape in colors or patterns of your choice, and your headphones.
Step 1: Get your pegs right.
First, you need to check the pegs are the right size for your headphones. Open one of the pegs and clamp around the wire just below the jack plug of your headphones. If the jack plug doesn’t fall through the end, you’ve got a winner. If it does, you’ll need to get some slightly smaller pegs.
Step 2: Start taping.
This will add a bit of color and fun to your cable tidy. Apply washi tape down one side of each of the pegs. Pick your favorite colors or patterns; the one shown uses black and white dots, but you could try neons or pastels which would look great against the light wood.
Step 3: Glue it together.
Once you’re all washi taped up, use the all purpose glue to sandwich the non-decorated sides together. The pegs will need to top-and-tail each other as shown, so you can wind your headphones around it properly.
Step 4: You’re pretty much there, you just need to add your headphones.
Start by putting the jack plug into the end of one of the pegs, then wrapping the cable round and round your new creation. Once you run out of cable, open the other peg and secure around the wire under the earbuds.
Ready to go.
You now have a super-simple and cute cable tidy.