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DIY Speaker Art Is Ideal Credit Crunch Xmas Gift

By: Howard Wu - Published: Dec 15, 2008   Updated: Aug 10 2011 • References: instructables
These personalized painted speakers are a perfect Christmas do-it-yourself gift idea for any musical enthusiast. The concept is relatively simple, with an MP3 player remotely controlling portable speakers which are mounted inside a canvas painting.

The painting pictured here, was a fitting gift for a saxophone enthusiast, from a friend who completed this project for under $25.

Needless to say, the image could be customized with any theme, (i.e., music, sport, or pop culture, wine, etc.)

Implications - It has been increasingly more difficult for consumers to justify spending an excessive amount of money especially when they are working around a tight budget. Due to the recent downswing of the market, more and more products are being released that stress this idea of credit crunch and saving. Corporations can profit by marketing to this crowd which stresses the need for monetary conservation.