These headphone jack decorations seem to be really popular lately! They can be pretty expensive too considering they really do nothing useful. Here’s a quick way to make your own in any design you like.

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What you need:

  • Old broken headphones
  • Scissors
  • Decorations
  • Glue
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So the decoration basically sits in the top here in the headphone jack spot.

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First step is to decide which decoration you want to use. I went through a few options before deciding on the bow.

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Take the jack end on your old broken headphones.

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Cut it off with the scissors. Get as close to the end as you can without having to cut metal. You can strip off the plastic if you prefer. Or if you want something even closer you could probably use heavy duty pliers to get a closer cut. Be careful if you try it though, in fact be careful when modifying any electrical equipment like this especially if it’s very old.

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See it still fits in there nicely. I needed to double check the height was ok when using my case too so keep that in mind.

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Now just glue it to your decoration. I glued it to the bow.

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Then I glued another bow to the other side so it looked good both ways.

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Once it’s dry it’s done. Yep, seriously that’s it.

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It’s probably a bit of overkill on my phone…

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But on James’ phone it makes a bit more sense!

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I’ve seen some very cute crown ones too which would be equally easy to make if you could find some crown charms.

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So there you have it, next time you have some broken headphones don’t throw them out!