Quick 30-second fix for flaking headphone pads

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Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposingA few years ago my husband got sick of me always borrowing his headphones, so he gave me my own pair. Even though we were quite happy with these earphones, over the past year or so the cheap material covering the ear pads starting coming off. It got to the point that neither of us were using them anymore because we’d get all these little bits of crud stuck to us every time. I didn’t see any reason why we should buy new headphones seeing as they still worked perfectly well, so I decided to find a solution to my flaking headphone pads.

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Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposingSee all that crumbling gunk around the sides of the ear pads?

Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposingIt was even worse on the part that comes in contact with the side of your head, because it got rubbed off even more, sticking to my hair and skin. Ew!

Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposingI only use these headphones while sitting at my computer and working, so I didn’t really care how good they looked. And one day, when my kids asked if I could cut off the toe of an old pair of stockings for them to do a project, inspiration struck. My old tights could easily cover up the flaking headphone pads without feeling uncomfortable and without muffling the sound!

Are the flaking headphone pads on your favorite listening device driving you nuts? Well, get ready for a super easy way to fix them in just 30 seconds!

Materials:

Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposing

  • 1 pair of headphones with ruined ear pads
  • 1 pair of tights (or a small part of them)
  • 2 rubber bands
  • sharp scissors (not pictured)

How to cover those flaking headphone pads:

Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposingGrab a pair of clean tights or other stockings that you don’t use anymore (mine were ripped) and cut off one toe. If the toe is ruined or unavailable, you can cut off another part of the stockings instead.

Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposing

  1. Cut along the folded edges of the flattened toe so that you have two pieces.
  2. Trim off the toe seam and the corners to make two circles. They don’t have to be perfect.
  3. Place one circle over one headphone ear pad and slip the elastic (doubled or tripled over, if necessary) around it to hold it in place. Pull the edges of the circle until it is taut over the headphone. Repeat with the second ear.
  4. Trim off any particularly long bits of stocking sticking out beyond the elastic, though don’t cut too close or it could slip out.

Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposingWasn’t that about the most ridiculously easy fix ever? Sure, they’re not the most gorgeous headphones ever, but I really don’t care because now I can wear them without it looking like I have giant-sized dandruff afterwards!

Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposingI can hear through the stockings just as well as I could without them! Which means I can jam and rock all I want while doing brain-numbing computer work!

And, seeing as we’re talking about music, I hope everyone noticed my tutorial-appropriate t-shirt. It is both music-related and repurposing-related (read my tutorial on how I sized down a big men’s T-shirt to a women’s sized shirt here!) It makes me so sad that my kids don’t understand what that big golden cassette tape is on it!

All the repurposing tutorials on Cucicucicoo.com!If you like this tutorial using reclaimed materials for fixing flaking headphone pads, head on over to see the rest of my awesome repurposing tutorials! You’ll be surprised at how many incredible things you can make using the “trash” that you already have in your home!

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Are your flaking headphone pads keeping you from enjoying your favorite tunes? Check out this super fast way to fix those cushions with things that you probably already have in your home! #headphonefix #headphonecushions #repurposing

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    • Mine weren’t top of the line headphones, but they weren’t super cheapies, either. It was the principle more than anything that bothered me, that a good brand would use such junky materials. I was determined to find a way to keep using them! Thanks for stopping in, Pam!

    • Thank you, Jodie! I’m so glad that you like this idea! It truly is a simple solution and I hope that it can help others! And thank you so much for including it in your post! I’m off to check it out! 🙂

  1. How very smart Lisa! I never thought of a solution but to through the unsightly and most important, the comfort over the ears. What a world we’re now in. Pay, but don’t expect quality.
    Thank you, I will use this ingenious idea as my new expensive earphones are also an inferior quality. However the sound is the best.
    Thank you.

    • Exactly. If I pay just a little for something, I can expect it to be crap quality, but when you pay extra to get something more quality and it breaks not too long afterwards anyway, it’s just so frustrating! I hope that this trick helps you with your new headphones!

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