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25 DIY iPhone Speaker Ideas

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If you listen to a lot of music or watch abundant of movies on your iPhone, you may often have the “very hard to hear your favorite music or movies” moments. Especially when the environment is noisy or you put your iPhone on the table a little distance away to free your hand. As the built-in speaker is not so loud, an iPhone speaker which can increase your volume seems necessary. But it’ll spend your hundreds of dollars to buy one iPhone amplifier or speaker. Instead of buying one, you can use recycled materials such as paper or vintage phonograph horns to DIY one just for you. To make one yourself is not only a budget friendly (maybe nearly free) choice , but also is a lot of fun for sure.

I have collected so many versions of simple and fun to build amplifier or speaker for your iPhone. They are beautifully made out of paper, wood, bamboos, recycled car horns, and so on, and most of them have a detailed tutorial. So let’s head over to these DIY iPhone amplifier or speaker ideas I rounded up in this post, and check out which is your style.

Ammo Box Speaker

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How to turn any ammo box into an awesome set of portable speakers? See the tutorial here

Soda Can Speaker

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Recycled soda cans made into speakers for your iphone, ipod or guitar! See the tutorial here

Mason Jar Speaker

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Glass iPhone Speaker

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Put your phone in a glass to make the music loud enough to fill the room. So simple and clever way. See the tutorial here

DIY Toilet Paper Roll iPhone or iPod Speaker Stand

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To make this extremely simple version. You need to use an empty toilet paper roll and two pushpins! This speaker is pretty weak, but it really improves the quality and volume of the sound compared to the regular phone speaker. See the tutorial here

DIY Paper Cup iPhone Speaker

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If you just need a little more volume, please make one paper cup iPhone speaker like this. And it’s very easy to recreate one in about 5 minutes. Head over to see the tutorial here

Portable iPhone Speaker Made from Recycled Paper

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It’s portable and eco-friendly made out of recycled paper. The best part of this beautiful design is that it doesn’t require any electricity to amplify the sound, so you can still rock out if the power goes out. See the video tutorial here

iPhone Speaker made out of PVC and an Old Bike Horn

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To make one is very easy if you have an old bike horn. You’d be surprised how much sound you get from this little guy, which makes it the perfect noise machine for your iPhone. source

Vintage Radios Repurposed as iPod Speakers

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Such a cool vintage to modern idea! See the tutorial here

Skateboard Deck iPhone Speaker

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Cut your old skateboard decks into a few pieces and then adhered them together to create a sound chamber. Finish it by creating a slit at the top to slip your iPhone into. And you’ll get the coolest custom made iphone speaker. See more details here

Recycled Plastic Water Bottle and Paper iPhone Amplifier

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Use a empty water bottle and paper to make this simple, effective iPhone speaker to amplify the sound. It can be double as an iPhone kickstand for watching movies. See the tutorial here

Smart PVC Pipes iPhone Amplifier

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You can buy expensive speakers to plug the iPhone into, sure, but to make one like this will save you a lot of money. And it looks very cool. See the tutorial here

Recycled Trash Cans and Toilet Paper Roll iPhone Speaker

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This little thing was made out of two drink cans and a toilet roll and it’s really easy to recreate. Cut a hole in the sides of two soft drink cans big enough for a toilet roll to fit into. Cut a hole in the side of the toilet roll, secure it between the two cans. You will get a amplifier give your music extra volume and a crisper, cleaner sound. here

Recycled Pringles Can iPhone Speaker

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This amplifying speaker made out of a recycled Pringles can will give your music extra volume and a crisper, cleaner sound. And it’s very simple to make one yourself. See the tutorial source

Lego iPhone Speaker Stand

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This electricity-free Lego iPhone speaker amplifies the sound a little, but it’s main purpose is to direct the sound in a more specific direction rather than all over the place like it usually does. And it’s also a great iPhone stand. See the tutorial here

DIY Mason Jar Speaker Set

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The versatile mason jar can be turned into many creative crafts and there are many examples on pinterest. Designer Sarah Pease converted these canning jars into a set of iPhone speakers using David Mellis’ open-source Fab Speakers design files. And they are incredibly stylish. See the tutorial here

Zero Power Bamboo iPhone Speaker Stand

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What a smart speaker made from a length of bamboo which naturally resonates and amplifies the sound produced by your iPhone. This eco-friendly product is simple to recreate and you will be proud to make for yourself or your friends. See the tutorial here

DIY Stylish Ordinary Ceramic Bowl iPhone Speaker

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This distinctive-looking speaker is extremely simple to make. And it can effectively amplify your favorite music. Check out the tutorial here

Wooden iPhone Speaker

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This easy to make wooden iPhone speaker acoustically amplifies the iPhone’s built-in speaker using hand-cut sound chambers, boosting your device’s volume up to four times—all without using electricity. See the tutorial here

DIY Copper Piping iPhone Amplifier

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To help hear your favorite music and movies, you can use this DIY Copper Piping iPhone Amplifier anywhere you go. This simple amplifier made out of copper piping and a piece of wood can increase your volume by 14 decibels. See the tutorial here

Handmade Docking Station with Retro Microphone for iPhone

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This iPhone speaker which can be used as your iPhone stand and as charge docking station features an integrated retro microphone with silver coating to amplifying the music volume. source

DIY Craft Smart Paper Horn Speaker Holder Mount For iPhone

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Made out of recycled degradable paper material, this paper iPhone speaker produce no pollution to the environment. And it can effectively improve the mobile phone volume, and add more sonorous music scene feeling. You can also use it to hold the phone. See the tutorial here

ShellPhone Loudspeaker

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iPhone 5 acoustic speaker amplifier made from conch shell. Easy and cute idea. source

Whirlwind Paper iPhone Speaker

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This is a clever iPhone horn speaker and stand that fits in you wallet! See the tutorial here

Vintage Phonograph Horn iPhone Speaker

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To make this cool iPhone speaker, you should combine a vintage phonograph horn with natural wood and cut a hole big enough for your iPhone to fit into. And you’re able to enjoy booming sound on your desk, kitchen table or patio. source

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Toddler DIY – Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts

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Welcome to the holidays, time for Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts.

Only this year, I have a toddler trying to help.

I went searching for kid friendly Christmas crafts and this is what I found.

I found the cutest ornament on Pinterest, so I figured I would give it a shot.

While I am putting the final result on my tree, this is totally a Pinterest fail.

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DIY Polish Star Christmas Ornaments

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My mother-in-law posted a link on Facebook the other day detailing how to make something called Polish Star Ornaments.

I watched the video and immediately fell in love with these easy, yet beautiful ornaments and thought how wonderful they would look on my Christmas tree.

Tradition of the Polish Star

In the Polish tradition of celebrating Christmas, the star has special significance.

On Christmas Eve the first star of the night is named “Gwiazda,” meaning “little star,” in remembrance of the Star of Bethlehem.

At the moment it appears, greetings and good wishes are exchanged.

Families then partake of the Christmas supper, “Wigilia,” the most carefully planned meal of the year.

Polish Star Ornaments

You will need the following supplies to make your Polish Star Christmas Ornaments:

  • A pen or pencil (to form the points)
  • Something sharp to poke a hole through the center of each piece of paper, I used a sewing needle, a toothpick would work too. If you use a compass to draw your circles, you can use that to poke a hole through the circles of paper.
  • Scissors
  • White Glue (to glue the points)
  • Jewelry Cord (to hold the pieces together, string, twine, ribbon etc. can also be used)
  • 2 Jewelry spacing beads, sequins, etc. (to keep the cord on both ends taught)
  • 5 Sheets of 8.5 x 11 Paper (scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, printer paper, brown shipping paper etc.)
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 4″ wide, I used a cardboard ribbon spool
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 1″ wide, I used a nickel

Instructions:

1.  Use a 3″ – 4″ circle (I used a cardboard ribbon spool that is roughly 3.5″) and draw 4 circles onto a piece of paper. Next, use your .09″ – 1″ circle (I used a nickel) and draw the inner circle in the middle of the larger circle. Do this on the remaining pieces of 8.5 x 11 pieces of paper for a total of 10-20 large circles.  Or use the template found here.

2. Cut the larger circles out.  Then Fold the circle in half, fold a second time in half (1/4), then a third time in half (1/8).

3.  Open your circles up. In the center of the circle punch, use a needle, toothpick, etc. to make a hole.

4. Cut along the folds almost to the center, but not quite all the way. You can see in the photos below where the cuts are made.

5. Put a small dab of glue on the point of one tab, then wrap the tab around a pencil or pen hold in place for a few seconds so the glue sets, do this for all 8 tabs. You can also do this without using a pen or pencil as seen in the youTube video posted at the bottom.

6. Slip a spacer bead onto your jewelry cord halfway down the cord (you can also use string, twine, thin ribbon etc.). I didn’t take a photo of this, so I used the diagram from diohomeimprovements.com.

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3 Simple Halloween Crafts to Decorate your Home

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At TotsFamily.com we like to get crafty but we are also a very frugal set of people.

When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store challenged us to create a #SpookySpaces tablescape we couldn’t refuse.

Our table consists of three separate crafts which together make a lovely scene.

Or you can make just one or two of the crafts and add to your existing decor.

Looking for more Halloween ideas?

3 Simple Halloween Crafts To Decorate Your Home

Framed Holiday Quote

I love framed holiday quotes because you can customize and reuse it for every holiday table scape you create.

I chose the phrase ‘BOO’ for Halloween and decided to just use 1 letter per frame so it really stands out.

You could also choose whole words or phrases for each frame.

Instructions

I drew my letters, cut them out and glued them to a piece of Halloween craft paper.

Next, I trimmed my Halloween paper down and taped it to the back of the mat that is included in the frame.

I then assembled the frame back together and it was done.

Easy and effective. (You can reuse the frames with new paper for each holiday, accordingly)

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