This is a great, simple way to jazz up any boring cords you have laying around the house. Additionally, this helps keep them from getting tangled (to some degree). I just used some light blue string I had leftover from making bracelets, but you can really use any color embroidery thread you have, or any other small string or thread. The process is fairly simple, and repetitive. Start at one end of your cord (I chose to start on the plug side of the headphones) and tie a double knot with your string. Cut off the excess of the short end of the string so it’s not hanging out. So at this point, you should have a very long string that is double knotted to one end of your cord. Tie another knot around the cord and pull tight so that it slides right up next to your double knot. You repeat this process along the entire length of the cord. If you tie the knot the same way everytime, you should end up with a sort of “spiral” design along the length of the cord. If you begin to run out of string, just tie more string onto the end of the current string. You can also switch colors using this method (tying to different colored strings together).
I chose to stop wrapping the cord once it split into the headphones. You simply tie another double knot and cut off the excess string. If you wanted to continue wrapping the headphones all the way to the earbuds, you would end the way explained previously, and then begin again with seperate string on each cord.
Note* You will about three times as much string as the length of you headphone cord! If you want you could even put a little clear nail polish on the ends to keep them from coming untied or fraying.