Decorative DIY Xylophone

This is a fun and easy project for how to build a DIY xylophone out of paint sticks! The best part about this project is that you probably have everything you need lying around your garage/workshop.
Measure and cut the stir sticks to the right sizes.I also cut an additional 5″ piece and a 9″ piece which were the 2 pieces that will end up holding the base of the xylophone together. I used a chop saw to cut the paint sticks
Paint the stir stick pieces you just cut. Using 4 small wood screws, I attached the stir sticks to the 1″x1″ wood strips. Now you have the body of the xylophone!
The last step is to add the brads to the front, top and bottom of each of the 1″x1″s. I had some furniture brads left over from another project and they worked perfectly. If you don’t have any on hand you can purchase them at most hardware stores.
To get the full detailed directions click on the link below!
I wanted to be able to hang the xylophone so I also added a picture hook on the back of it.

Anna M
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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jul 08, 2020

    Is this xylophone meant to be a toy a child can play with, or decorative only?

    I would be concerned about fingers being scratched on the nail and screw heads.


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