(First instructable, comments and criticisms appreciated!)
Step 1: The Goods (Materials and Tools)
Instant glue of some sort (Krazy glue, etc.)
Fabric of your choice (an old stained shirt in my case)
Speakers (only one pictured)
Tweezers (I used two, one with a slant-point and another with needle-points)
Knife or razor blade
Optional but recommended:
Some funky beats to work with
Step 2: Speaker Disassembly
Points to watch out for:
You need to first find the points at which the face is connected to the rest of the speaker, and this can be a pain sometimes. The speakers I did this on fortunately were attached with clips that I just pried open and popped. For some speakers there might be screws holding them in place, which would tear the plastic if you just tried to pop it up. Inspect carefully.
Step 3: Fabric Removal
Step 4: Size Fabric
Make sure that you leave plenty of room around the edges, because in the upcoming steps you will need some room to grab onto, as well as enough fabric to cover the sides and a portion of the reverse side.
Step 5: Begin Wrapping
**After you've applied the glue, be careful and DO NOT touch the glue with your hands. It will bond INSTANTLY, like the package says. The glue WILL seep through the fabric, I found this out the hard way**
Begin by applying the glue, then with the slant-tip tweezers (or pliers) pull the fabric up and over the portion with the glue. Then use the end of the other pair of tweezers and slide it along the point it's adhering to. Do this for a few seconds.
To be sure you have good adhesion, take the back of the tweezers or what you have at hand, and tap firmly. The tapping keeps the tweezers from sticking and pulling the fabric up with it.
Step 6: Create Tension
To create even tension (examples in the last frame of the results of both uneven and even tension) you can place a little pressure on the panel as you slide it a little across the carpet. Then rock it back onto the edge to hold it while you apply glue and adhere the fabric. Repeat the same process here as you would for the top.
Step 7: Even Out the Tension Some More...
(Captions explain it.)
Step 8: Attach to the Sides
All the techniques are the same, just be sure to only do small (1") portions at a time due to the fast drying time and your ability to hold onto the fabric.
Step 9: Trim
Step 10: Remount
Again, comments and ideas are always appreciated, thanks! Hope you've enjoyed it!
Step 11: Ideas for Consideration
Use translucent coverings and install LED's.
Use band t-shirts as a salute to your favorite artist.
Use, adhere, and perforate gold and silver (colored) foil for some bling.
Add your ideas!