DIY Athletic Earphones
Athletic earphones are expensive and break easily. Use your existing earphones to create a comfortable and inexpensive alternative with this Instructable.

Step 1: Materials

DIY Athletic Earphones

You'll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Earphones
  • Twist Ties / Wire
  • Sponge / Foam
  • Tape


  • Felt
  • Hot Glue Gun

    Step 2: Take the Wire out of the Twist Tie

    DIY Athletic Earphones

    Using scissors, take out the wire within the twist tie. This will act as the basis for the entire structure.

    Step 3: Cut the Sponge / Foam

    DIY Athletic Earphones

    Cut about 5 cm of sponge or foam. This will act as a cushion for your ear when you put the earphones on.

    TIP: An old sponge works great, if you can find one laying around the house. Personally, I like to use foam since it is a little bit more aesthetically pleasing.

    Step 4: Insert the Wire into the Sponge / Foam

    DIY Athletic Earphones
    DIY Athletic Earphones

    Insert the wire into the Sponge / Foam and bend the structure to conform to the shape of your ear.

    TIP: It is also very useful to have sticker foam to perform this step. Also, as a friend to help you shape the wire so it sits comfortably on you ear while providing a secure placement of the earphone.

    Step 5: Tape the Wire on the the Earphone.

    DIY Athletic Earphones

    Bend the wire to create a question mark shape and tape the end to the stem of the earbud.

    Step 6: (OPTIONAL) Wrap the earphone hook with Felt

    DIY Athletic Earphones

    Just to add additional comfort, wrap some felt around the hook and hot glue or sew the ends together.

    Step 7: Go Exercise!

    DIY Athletic Earphones
    DIY Athletic Earphones

    Now that your new revamped earphones are ready to go, go outside and seize the day! Run to some great tunes without the ear buds falling out and workout without having to ever worry about loosing your music again!


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