I made this little pouch to keep my earbuds safe and untangled in my purse, but it came out so well I wanted to share it for gift knitting! They’re addictive to knit and I keep scheming about using them as wrapping for a pair of earrings or just a few small candies to pair with a gift card or as a topper for a larger present. I can’t think of a cuter way to tuck a lost tooth under a child’s pillow for the tooth fairy, either.
To the rescue: a wine cork! Simply poke a hole in one end of the cork with a small nail, then use a sharp knife to cut a narrow sliver out of the other end. Insert the earbud plug into the hole, wrap the wires around the middle of the cork and slide the ends through the sliver. The cork will keep the cord neatly in place, and it’s small enough to slip easily into your pocket or purse.