It’s a lot easier to concentrate on tasks at hand without the hustle and bustle of the outside world (read: the sounds around your office). Unfortunately, we can’t all lock ourselves in our room to work, or stay late in the office at night / early in the morning when everyone has left / no one is in yet to enjoy peace and quiet. The coffee shop alternative, one of my favorites, is, however efficient, also a quick way to lose money.
A solution to this problem? A pair of noise-cancelling headphones. I wanted to have a unique pair (and I was really trying to stop myself from buying these really cute headphones from Typo that would give me the same sound quality as a P250 one for P799) but didn’t want to spend too much since me and headphones / earphones? We don’t have a great history (read: I break them. The longest pair that lasted for me was about a year; I broke a really good Sennheisser pair in less than that, and before that I went through three Apple earphones).
An impromptu trip to 168 last Sunday got me this comfortable pair for only P300. The bass doesn’t drown out the vocals and I can listen to a capella songs in noise-cancelling peace.
Unboxed, it’s of a shiny true red color with stainless silver in the middle. The top and earpieces are of soft faux leather.At first, I tried covering the handles in washi tape (you can see part of my attempt in the photo above). I taped horizontally, with an overlap per piece. I succeeded in making the handles look like a mummy. Two vertical strips over that rectified the mummy problem.
The real problem were the earpieces. I couldn’t find a way to neatly tape them up. If I didn’t, the original red and shiny silver stood as a jarring contrast to the peach color I had my headphones taped up in. Designing them with Mod Podge and cut-out pieces were a no-go as well, since I wouldn’t be able to cover the earpieces without possibly damaging the device.
So it was back to scratch. I perused my tape bin, found a tape design that both worked nicely with the red color and that would lessen the chances of someone picking this up from my desk and keeping it forever.
I centered the tape (white fabric tape with floral designs from Saizen at 2 for 88) at the handle and taped my way over to the other side, only stopping to cut at the adjustable sections.
Finished headphones in better lighting (sorry for the first few photos btw. I should stop being lazy with lighting D:)
Anyway, the best thing about these is that I’m the only one who has them – and I can remove the design without damaging my headset. I can also add more embellishments on top of the tape if I want to 🙂
What craft projects have you made lately?