Sunday, July 30, 2017
Craft Along with GIY: It Takes Two
The theme for the June/July Craft Along with GIY is It Takes Two. For my project, I made a pair of speaker covers that double as candle holders.
First step was to find a box of appropriate size to fit over the speakers. I wanted a rounded shape, so I opted for an oatmeal canister made of cardboard.
I removed the label, turned the canister upside down, and cut a notch in the back for the speaker wires to go through.
Next, I cut a window for the speaker cones. Then I painted the top and bottom edge of the canister black.
I wrapped the canister with black paper. To uncover the window opening, I slit the paper in an X shape from corner to corner.
Then I folded the paper into the opening and taped it to the inside of the canister.
I decided to use lace to cover the window. This would visually disguise the speaker cones but not block the sound. Using lace and jacquard, I sewed a band to encircle the canister.
I wrapped the band around the canister and pinned it in the back.
I placed the covers over the speakers and added pillar candles.
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