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Gift Idea: Make Your Own DIY Ukulele

Here’s a great gift idea for the DIYer, artist, crafter, OR musician. I received this Make Your Own Ukulele Kit from UncommonGoods and knew exactly what I wanted to do to it right away. I was also pretty excited to have a fun project to complete over the weekend that didn’t involve work related things!

The kit comes in a pretty blue box like this, with all of the pieces you need to create your own custom ukulele. You will need a few of your own tools, like a small screwdriver and glue.

Before doing any of the assembly, I decided to paint the base. This part is the most fun because you can really do anything you want to it. If you’re not a painter, you could even stain it, cover it in Washi tape, or even do a little decoupage work. I decided to go with some florals, because really what screams “ukulele” like some florals…

I’m not going to lie, I did curse a few times putting this thing together. Not that it was difficult at all, but there were just minor annoyances with the fact that most everything is glued on and I was too impatient to wait for it to completely dry. The instructions weren’t that clear in that the pieces needed to be glued on either, and I found some differences with the instructions vs. reality (spacing measurements) but in the end, I used my brain, found some patience, and it all worked out. Just don’t ask me to string a guitar for you in the future.

 

I’ll be using this little instrument as a decor piece I think. You can play it, but I have zero skills in that area so I was more concerned with it looking pretty.

I’d recommend this cute little kit to anyone who just wants a fun and totally unique project to do! You can pick one up from UncommonGoods and check out their other personalized gifts while you’re there! (Check out the Pick Punch. I bought one for Dustin last year and he uses it constantly!)

If you’re unfamiliar with UncommonGoods, they are a privately-owned retailer that features unique designs and handcrafted gifts with the environment in mind and without harm to animals or people. They make it their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what they sell is made by hand and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. With every purchase you make, they donate $1 to the non-profit of your choice. They’ve already donated over $700,000 to charities around the world! If that doesn’t make you feel good about buying some Christmas gifts from them I don’t know what will!

What would you do to your own custom ukulele?

The ukulele kit was provided to me from UncommonGoods. The project review is entirely my own opinion.


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Dana
I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends and follow along on Snapchat: wonderforest.

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