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Using Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case


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May 23, 2017

Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones CaseContact lens cases should be discarded every one to three months to keep from contaminating your lenses and hurting your eyes. Here is a way to upcycle your lens holders into a case to neatly hold your earbud headphones. This is a great way to protect your buds and keep the wires from tangling in your pocket or bag.

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Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 Case

Supplies:

  • contact lens case
  • glue gun with glue
  • beads or other decorations
  • paper towels
Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Heat up your glue gun and remove lids from contact lens case. Firmly press tip of hot glue gun against the front and center lip of the one of the case bowls.
  2. Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - remove lids and place heated glue gun against the top edge of one of the bowls
     
    Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - opening made
     
  3. Carefully wipe down glue gun tip as it will start collecting the melted plastic.
  4. Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - wipe off glue gun to remove melted plastic
     
  5. Repeat the melting process on the other side.
  6. Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - repeat on other side
     
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  7. Make sure your particular buds fit in the bowls. You can keep melting more off the side until they fit inside with the lid screwed back on.
  8. Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - check fit ear bud
     
    Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - case with lids on and wires extending outside of bowls
     
  9. If you want, you can add beads, jewels, or designs on the outside. I hot glued beads to match my earbuds.
  10. Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - add a dot of glue to center of lid for decorative bead
     
    Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - glue bead on
     
    Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - case with two beads attached
     
  11. The bridge between the two contact case bowls will serve as a place to wrap your headphone cable. Leave about half an inch of cable loose from the case's openings so you're not pulling hard on the cables. Wrap and you're set!
  12. Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - gently wrap wire between bowls
     
    Contact Lens Case as Earbud Headphones Case - closeup of wire wrapped
     
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