Take some dollar store speakers and embed them in a stuffed animal or two for some quirky-cute speakers for your favorite music listener. The dollar store electronics aisle is often neglected on this blog. It’s not because I don’t love that section (because I totally do!), but more because I’m more comfortable with a sewing machine or hot glue gun than I am with a soldering iron. Never fear, this project doesn’t actually use a soldering iron! [click here for project instructions by hey_oblomov on Instructables]

This is a great gift for many guys, ages 12-30, depending on their disposition! This is also a good one for tween or teen girls. You’ll know if it’s appropriate for your giftees!

Check your stuffed animal section at the dollar store, and pick up some portable speakers in the electronics section. Make sure the speakers are the kind that don’t require external power or batteries. In the words of hey_oblomov: “What we are looking for is something that leeches directly from your ipod or laptop…”

Project Estimate:

  • Stuffed animal, $1
  • Portable speakers,$1
  • Scissors or seam ripper, on hand
  • Needle & thread, on hand
  • Screwdriver, on hand

Total cost: $2