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21 DIY Instrument Activities

From Handy Homemade Instruments to Instrument Skate Decks

— October 24, 2013 — Art & Design
Playing musical instruments is a great way to let off some steam and have some fun, and these DIY instrument activities are offering music lovers some crafty ways to make and play musical items.

Since such instruments as guitars and pianos often cost a lot of money to purchase, opting for a DIY approach and creating one yourself can be an entertaining alternative. Showcasing such inventive activities as making origami guitars, customizable sound systems and musical computer cases, these DIY activities are the perfect way for arts and crafts enthusiasts to make something fun yet practical to play music with.

From vintage instrument tutorials to DIY papercraft guitars, these crafty instrument activities will surely have those who love playing music intrigued by all these homemade musical items.
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Freshness
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Musically Inclined Bird Feeders
Musically Inclined Bird Feeders
'The Bluebird's Duet' by Dundee Students Serenades Flying Friends
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20
DIY Electro-Laster Instruments
DIY Electro-Laster Instruments
The Mini IR Theremin Makes Music by a Simple Wave of the Hand
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19
Recycled Credit Card Picks
Recycled Credit Card Picks
MTV Green Picks Recycle Machine Transforms Trash into Treasure
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18
Resume-Toting Guitars
Resume-Toting Guitars
Scott Mcfadden Printed His Resume on His Guitar to Get Noticed
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17
Time-Lapse Guitar Artwork
Time-Lapse Guitar Artwork
Artist Brady Uses Markers to Create a Musical Masterpiece
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16
Rockability Hole Punchers
Rockability Hole Punchers
Create Your Own Picks With the Pickmaster Guitar Pick Puncher
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15
Playable Toy Block Instruments
Playable Toy Block Instruments
The Ross Crawford LEGO Ukelele is a Fully Functional Music Maker
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14
Typewriter Pianos
Typewriter Pianos
Fabien Cappello Turns Retro Typewriters Into Music-Makers
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13
Instrument Skate Decks
Instrument Skate Decks
The Skateboard Guitar is an Overload of Shred
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12
Recycled Guitar Storage Solutions
Recycled Guitar Storage Solutions
This DIY Uses an Old Instrument to Make a Unique Shelf for CDs
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11
Design Your Own Guitar
Design Your Own Guitar
Zoybar's Interactive Instruments
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10
Musical Junk
Musical Junk
Ugly Noisemakers
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9
DIY Rockstar Instruments
DIY Rockstar Instruments
'Unfinished Electric Guitar Kits' Lets You Build Your Own Guitar
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8
Crochet Grand Pianos
Crochet Grand Pianos
Joana Vasconcelos Creates Intricate Macrame Folk Art
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7
DIY Papercraft Instruments
DIY Papercraft Instruments
The PePaKuRa Papercraft Instruments Stun With Realism
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6
DIY Vintage Instruments
DIY Vintage Instruments
The Unfinished Electric Guitar Kit Gives the Tools to Build Your Design
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5
Handy Homemade Instruments
Handy Homemade Instruments
Jeff Conley’s Suitcase Guitars are Perfect for the Traveling Musi
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4
Musical Computer Cases
Musical Computer Cases
The Piano PC Case Mod from David Scothern Lets You Hide Your Workstation
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3
Customizable Hipster Sound Systems
Customizable Hipster Sound Systems
The Furni DIY Bluetooth Speakers by Aaron Daley are Crafty
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2
Origami-Inspired Instruments
Origami-Inspired Instruments
Brian Chan's Folding Ukulele Kit is a Musical DIY Project
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Elegant Upcycled Pianos
Elegant Upcycled Pianos
This Piano Project Transformed an Old Piano into a Functioning Workbench
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