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DIY Speakers from Everyday Objects

Galaxy Glitter™

DIY Speakers from Everyday Objects
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DIY Speakers from Everyday Objects

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Tune into your music with these DIY speakers made with recycled cardboard and Galaxy Glitterâ„¢.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Desert Turquoise (DAO44)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • Aquamarine (DPM16)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Aqua Meteor (DGG10)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Gloss Varnish (DS19)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • craft knife or scissors
  • empty paper towel roll
  • fan brush
  • plastic cup (2)
  • paintbrushes


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Cut a hole, large enough to fit the paper towel roll inside, in the side of each plastic cup about halfway up. (See photo.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Cut a slit into the top of the paper towel roll, in the center, large enough to fit a cellphone. (See photo.) Basecoat the paper towel roll with Desert Turquoise.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the roll in Aquamarine and then seal with DuraClear Matte Varnish.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Basecoat both cups in Desert Turquoise.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the interior and exterior of each cup in Aqua Meteor, applying several layers of glitter until the desired look is achieved.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Assemble the speaker as shown.
    Step 5 Example