Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DIY: iPad Holder for the Kitchen

John and I went for a trail run and John made some corned beef hash for dinner... It was yummy, but even more fun that I didn't have to cook anything - I swear, we eat frozen pizza several times a week (I am terrible at meal planning...).

I do enjoy cooking or baking for fun, but not when I get home from work and am already starving... Anyone with me on this?!  When I am baking or making dinner, I always find that it I enjoy it more when I pour myself a glass of wine and turn on some music!

I have been eyeing several iPad holders for the kitchen to play music and display recipes, and came across a DIY on Pinterest that I had to try - I'm super happy with how it turned out!


Coconut-lime cookies coming soon, by the way! :) :)

What you need:

- A wood board (or bread paddle)
- A Scrabble letter holder (I have an iPad Air and it sits perfectly in the Scrabble letter holder - not sure about other iPad models)
- Something to prop the wood board up (the original instructions used a door stop, but I went to a million places and could not find a door stop that was wood - I ended up using a furniture leg purchased from Lowe's)
- Paint
- Wood glue

How to:

1.  Start by painting all of your wood the same color (I used an off-white, but in hindsight, I wish I used a darker color since the face of my iPad is white).
2.  After the paint dries, sand the edges using steel wool.
3.  Glue the Scrabble letter holder to the board.  Before gluing, mock up how you want the iPad to lay once it is finished (for example, the end product may look proportionally off if the iPad sits too high or low on the stand).
4.  Next, glue the front of the stand to the back piece.
5.  Once everything is assembled, finish by spraying a clear coat of a protective finish.


I am quite surprised by how much I have used this already!!  Even better, the whole thing cost less than $10 - not a bad deal!



30 comments :

  1. This is pure genius!! I don't have an iPad of any kind - but my husband does and we always take our computer or iPad into the kitchen for recipes...I'm totally stealing this idea!!

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  2. This is a fabulous DIY! Looks so sophisticated! You are covered in talent girlfriend! Bravo! -Xo

    Plumtickledpink.blogspot.com

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  3. oh my gosh this is the cutest idea. our Ipad is always sitting on the counter, what a cute way to display it for music!

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  4. This is great, Lisa!! It looks just like the ones I've been eying at the store! Perfect!
    Thanks so much for sharing! And joining us for Tuesday Tea!

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  5. Cute idea! I always use recipes from Pinterest and this would help!

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  6. WHAT?! You are so fantastically crafty!!

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  7. OMG I love this! I have been using the worst system to hold up the iPad in the kitchen and this is so simple! You are a genius, thanks for joining us today!

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  8. What a creative idea Lisa! Too bad I don't have an ipad or I would totally try to make this! So so adorable! :) Happy Tuesday! oh and I am having a giveaway over on my blog for some little goodies if you want to check it out! xoxo

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  9. Love this. Ps. You need a nutribullet ;) xx

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  10. That is adorable! I've got an iPad on my wish list and this will be great for following recipes or listening to music when I'm in the kitchen. Excellent job!

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  11. Lisa, I love this! The one at Williams Sonoma is 50, and that's just for the stand! I am so with you on the wine and music while cooking! I'm that girl that has my ipad propped against my fruit bowl in the kitchen with flour, sugar, sticky mess all over my hands while trying to read the recipe on the screen... I have to make this. Thanks for the genius post! Happy Today! :)

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  12. This is SUCH a great idea! I love that it looks like decor!

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  13. You are a straight-up genius!!! Pinning this right away!!

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  14. This is such a good idea! And I'm totally with you! The LAST thing I feel like doing after work is standing in the kitchen cooking dinner.

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  15. Hey Lisa! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! I can't wait to hear your responses!

    Here is the link! http://blissandblundersofanewlywed.blogspot.com/2014/03/liebster-award.html

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  16. This is a genius idea! I'm going to have to do this!

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  17. This is too stinkin' cute! If I had an iPad Id totally wanna make this.

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  18. I've been wanting to buy one of these, but your diy version makes it sound so simple!

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  19. I definitely know what you mean about being too hungry to spend time cooking when you come home from work. I feel like I just nibble on all of the food while I'm cooking and then I'm full by the time dinner is actually ready! I love you DIY version. It is adorable and so functional!

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  20. You seriously have the best DIY ideas. I can't tell you how many times I use my IPad when I cook and this would be perfect!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. What a great idea! And so easy!!

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  22. I've had one of these on my wish list for a long time. Super cute and easy, I'm definitely going to make this.

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  23. This is genious!! I'm making one of these soon! So cool!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  24. this is suuuuper cute! love it

    j xxxox
    http://www.hecallsmewifey.com/

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  25. So cute! Makes me want to buy an iPad so that I can make an iPad holder like yours . . . Haha! :)

    ashleynicoleholmes.blogspot.com

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  26. I love how crafty you are! Just found your blog :)

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  27. AMAZING!! New to your blog. I love this and all the other crafts you have recently done that I just stalked!!!!! :)

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