5 Cheap Ways to Make iPhone Speakers for the Kitchen

updated May 1, 2019
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If you want to listen to tunes in the kitchen, you can opt to shell out money for an iPhone speaker set, or you can go the DIY route. Yes, that’s right — your kitchen already holds a bunch of ways you can amplify the sound from your iPhone; options that don’t require batteries or an electrical outlet. Or, for that matter, spending any money at all.

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5 Ways to Make Your Own Kitchen iPhone Speakers (Image credit: Christine Gallary)

While these options are clearly not actual speakers, they can boost the quality of the sound, making what you’re listening to sound fuller. Keep these hacks in mind when you’re traveling, hanging out at the park or in the backyard, or cooking in a vacation rental kitchen — no need to pack actual speakers!

5 Ways to Create Your Own Kitchen iPhone Speakers

For the first four options, all you have to do is place the iPhone directly into it. These also help keep your phone clean and out of the way from any inadvertent kitchen food splatters.

The last option requires a pair of scissors and a little arts-and-crafts action.

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1. Small Metal Bowl

Stick it in and you’re done.

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2. Plastic Disposable Cup


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3. Quart Mason Jar

Make sure your speaker is pointed down.

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4. Quart Deli Container

You get the idea.

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5. Paper Towel or Toilet Paper Roll

This one requires a little bit more work. Take the cardboard center of a paper towel or toilet paper roll, then cut a section out of it so the iPhone fits snugly into the slot. At this point, you can lean it against something so it will stand up, or you can take two pushpins and push them into the bottom in the back or front to create a stand to keep the whole thing upright.

Any other brilliant iPhone speaker hacks to amplify your tunes?