November 05, 2020

We are so amazed at the different ways our ohana get creative with our DIY kits! It warms our heart to see people from all walks of life (and levels of ukulele playing) enjoy these easy-to-set-up uke kits. From uke lovers to experts and beginners, we’ve seen what DIY looks like in your hands! Check out some of the ways our ohana have done ukulele their way.


Educated Ukulele Enthusiasts and Lovers

Jeff Winge surprised us with his addition of a koa veneer on top of his pineapple concert DIY kit. We've seen paint, wood burning, and etched designs, but not a veneer. Shows how much you're in control of the look!

Jeff Winge on showing us the progress pics:
I thought it would make more sense if you could see the process instead of just the finished product. And it plays beautifully! I thought I would have to get it set up, but the action is really nice!”

On the playability: “After all, I got a Koa ukulele for under $150 that sounds and plays like I spent $1000!”

Hear how it sounds:
(Photos and video courtesy of Jeff Winge)

Include them in your Music Program!

Cal Heights Music brings the DIY kits out during their popular camps and uke jams for the kids. They’ve got their DIY process down to a T! Kids do a rough draft on paper then go to the real deal. This activity helps familiarize them with the instrument and its various parts while also unleashing their creativity. 
Adding our DIY kits to your music program & activity workshops can grow a whole new generation of creative musicians. And you know we need more ukuleles, art, and music in this world! Teach your kids the importance of music at an early age. 
  (photos courtesy of Cal Heights Music)
At Arroyo Vista Middle School, they share their process in a video below:


Make it a Family Affair

Family can get in on the fun with this at-home activity! Stephanie Madsen and family takes the intimidation out of the Ohana DIY with this easy-to-follow guide on our soprano kit. Also, tune into the Ukulele Lady's YouTube channel for more tutorials & demos on Ohana ukes!

Commemorate Your Moments! 

You can design your Ohana DIY for school pride like Pomelo Community Charter School did. Or create an uke in the memory of your loved ones like this Day of the Dead/ Dia de Los Muertos DIY. For any event or any vision you have, an Ohana DIY kit is a fun way to celebrate those moments.


#OhanaDIY for Promotion

A great Ohana artist, Zander, created a custom uke giveaway in celebration of his last single released for 2020. He collaborated with Julie Davila from Flamingo Creative Design. She created a custom uke on our concert DIY kit with the theme of the release, "Angels We Have Heard On High". This was a great way to give something of value to his fans and promote a celebratory occassion, like sharing music. Julia Davila Flamingo Creative Design Collab with Zander

Watch the process video by the artist:

Your Turn!

Here you've seen our concert pineapple, concert, and soprano DIY ukes, but we also have DIY kits in tenor size and soprano with willow wood. These kits are a great gift idea for your friends and family on any occasion.

Find your nearest Ohana Dealer and grab your kits today. 
Let us know how you #ohanadiy. Tag us!

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