Handmade Holiday Challenge: Customized Ukulele

customized ukulele Some of my favorite childhood memories involve some sort of musical accompaniment. My sister, my best friend and I used to make up all kinds of songs. I distinctly remember a song about dirty clothes sang to the tune of Baby Love by The Supremes.

Back of the customized ukulele For Christmas I want to give the joy of music to my niece. But in my true fashion, I couldn’t just give her a plain ol’ ukulele. I had to customize it.

First I bought this relatively inexpensive ukulele from Amazon. Originally I had planned to cut out vinyl decals to add to the body of the ukulele. But George, my super talented husband, really liked the idea of customizing the ukulele and volunteered to hand letter it. He used a white paint markers for the base, then created texture with a black paint marker.

customized ukulele detail It’s kind of adorable. Maybe my niece will be the next Dolly Parton. I’m at least going to win best aunt award this year.

How are your handmade gifts coming along?


2 thoughts on “Handmade Holiday Challenge: Customized Ukulele

  1. Ken Morrow, AFFP

    One of my nephews asked me to teach him to fly fish when we moved back home to ETX a few months ago. So at least once per month, I’ve been teaching him private fly casting lessons and at least once per month, I take him fishing. For Christmas, I’m tying him his own set of bream and bass flies and giving them to him in a custom fly box. I actually bought my wife a handmade Christmas gift: a pirate nutcracker to add to her Holiday nutcracker collection. She loves both pirates and nutcrackers, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. Other than that, it’s books and boxes of chocolates and stuff like that.

    1. lovelibrarianmelanie Post author

      Ken, those sound like great gifts! I love when gifts are personal and thoughtful. Those sound like both!

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