I’d like to start by saying I love my AirPods. I use them every day and never leave the house without them (which isn’t very often these days, but you get the idea). They’re a part of me now. But as with anything that becomes a part of my everyday life, they come in need of a bit of personalization from time to time. So here are 12 ways to personalize your AirPods!
1. Paint your AirPods with a metallic finish
This is a great way to personalize your AirPods and add extra flair. Metallic paint is available at any craft store, or you can use spray paint if you want something more permanent. You can also use a metallic marker, pen, pencil, crayon (though please be careful not to get them too close when writing with them), or even the sharpener and case if they’re made of metal!
If you don’t have any metallic supplies on hand but still wish to personalize your AirPods in this way – no worries! Just grab an eraser!
2. Try a leathery look
Leather is an excellent choice for durability and style. It may be more expensive than other materials, but it’s also the best option for a sturdy case (think of all those times you’ve dropped your AirPods on the floor). Leather is also sumptuous for waterproof cases since it keeps moisture from your AirPods. And if you’re worried about damaging your AirPods’ surface, leather will help protect against scratches and scrapes during daily use.
3. Use nail polish to add some flair
You can also use nail polish to add some flair to your AirPods. But you should be warned that this is a little more complicated than other methods. First, you have to apply the nail polish with a brush or sponge instead of applying it straight from the bottle.
Then you need to seal the nail polish in place with a clear coat explicitly made for nails (which is different from regular varnish).
Lastly, make sure you have good-quality nail polish and ensure that any polishing products are safe on plastics!
4. Slap on some stickers
Some people like to use stickers to spice up their AirPods. They’re a cheap and easy way to personalize your earbuds, and they can be found in different colors, shapes, and sizes. You can even find them at craft stores or online. If you want to try this fun trick, just make sure that when you peel the sticker off its backing paper, it doesn’t leave any residue on your AirPods. If it does, then there are some easy ways to remove it!
5. 3D print accessories for your AirPods
3D printing is a great way to make custom cases for your AirPods. You can find 3D printing services online and use them to create customized earbud covers or even fully-featured cases to protect your AirPods from any damage they might encounter in your pocket.
You’ll need some 3D modeling software to get started with this project, but there are plenty of tutorials online that will walk you through the process step by step.
6. Create some kickass earrings
AirPods are tiny, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create some fabulous jewelry with them. Using a strong adhesive, attach an AirPod to the back of an earring. Then position it on your earlobe to secure and comfortable (a dab of glue will help ensure that it stays put).
You could also create a pair by cutting off the stem from another pair of earrings, then gluing an AirPod to the top of each one!
7. Paint it black
Another option is to paint the AirPods black. A matte finish will be more durable, but a glossy or metallic finish can look cool depending on what you’re going for. If you decide to go with the ultra-shiny finish, use some kind of protective spray or sealant first so that the paint doesn’t scratch off easily.
Glow in the dark finishes are also an option! You can find several different kinds online for about $10 per set of 2-3 paints; just make sure it’s compatible with plastic (and doesn’t require UV light). These come in lots of colors, so there should be something that suits your style.
Another fun idea: Sparkly and holographic finishes! They’ll look great if they match other accessories like clothing and jewelry–especially if they’re made out of metal materials like silver rims around sunglasses frames or earrings made out of sterling silver metals because then they’ll match perfectly together!
8. Cover them in glitter
- Glitter is a fun way to add a little fun to your AirPods.
- Make sure you cover the entire AirPod, not just the front.
- Use a glue gun to secure the glitter in place.
- You can use any color of glitter or even multiple colors. You may choose to have one side be solid, and then the other side has various shapes and sizes of glitter on it and different colors.
9. Make them sparkly with rhinestones!
Rhinestones are the perfect way to add some sparkle to your AirPods. Rhinestones come in various sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can customize your headphones with whatever color scheme you want. You can use either glue or double-sided tape to attach these gems, but we recommend using a hot glue gun for this project since it will make it easier to get the rhinestones exactly where you want them without having any falling off or being unevenly spaced out.
10. Create a personalized case for your AirPods
If you have access to a 3D printer or know someone who does, you can create your custom case for your AirPods. You can buy cases from craft stores, online stores, Etsy sellers and Shapeways sellers, and Thingiverse sellers.
11. Put them on a keychain lanyard so you don’t lose them
Lanyards are cheap and easy to find, and they make a great way to keep your AirPods with you. You can easily pop the lanyard onto your wrist or around your neck and then clip in your AirPods when it’s time to listen. These accessories also allow you to customize the look of your device by choosing from an assortment of colors and patterns.
12. Make sure they stand out by adding neon strips of color (or multiple colors)
If you want to make sure your AirPods stand out, add some color. The easiest way to do this is by using a permanent marker. Just make sure the surface of your AirPods is clean and dry before you start, and be careful not to press too hard on any part of the device—you don’t want ink stains!
There are plenty of ways if you’d instead use a stencil or paintbrush than a marker. You can also try painting them with glitter glue or nail polish after they’re dry (if you’re nervous about ruining your paint job). If stenciling isn’t right for you, try using different tools like sponges or sponge brushes instead of paintbrushes. It’s also possible that some people would prefer using more traditional art supplies like acrylics instead—just remember that whatever tool(s) might work best will depend entirely on how skilled an artist they are!
Tip: Make your AirPods more fashionable with these ideas Above and make sure not to lose them!
To keep your AirPods safe and secure, it’s essential to be aware of some common pitfalls.
- Don’t lose them! If you lose one, it’s better to replace both than just the one. This will save time and money: when you buy two sets at once, they’re often discounted because they come with a case or car charger.
- Don’t get them wet! Water is not suitable for electronics, but if you must use your AirPods while bathing or swimming (or doing anything else that involves water), make sure they’re inside their case so their liquid-resistant seal keeps them dry.
- Don’t use them as earrings! They don’t look good on anyone’s ears (except maybe Michael Jordan’s), and now that wireless headphones have become more popular than ever before, who knows where these could end up? It’d be safer just not to wear them out in public at all, but if you must take advantage of how light-weight these things are by putting one through each cartilage hole to “class up” an outfit, go ahead and do that too).
With these tips, we hope you’ll feel inspired to add a little more fun and flair to your AirPods. Whether you’re looking to add some color or animation, give yourself a utilitarian boost, or just show off your personality, there are many creative and easy ways to personalize them. We would love to see what you come up with! Get creative, have fun with it, and let us know how it goes.