I've been using a 360 degree iPad cover for the past few years but it is literally falling apart and won't prop up anymore. I took the cover off my iPad because it was frustrating me so much, but what to do??? I need something inexpensive to prop up the iPad so I can view it easily. I tried using a plate holder but it didn't work all that well.
While searching through my workshop, I came across these Ikea shelf brackets that I had been using in the kitchen before I overhauled the space. They're super inexpensive, too! and they come in two sizes. I used the smaller size for the iPad mini but the larger size would work great for the regular sized iPads!
|EKBY VALTER BRACKET - IKEA|
I used one bracket and two Scrabble tile holders for this project. I attached the scrabble holders to the front and back of the bracket with a hot glue gun and then decided to use a few brad nails to better secure the holder. I don't know if that is really necessary, I just like using my nail gun :). It worked well just like that, but I had a piece of bead board panelling (naturally!) just the right size for this project, so I hot glued that to the front of the bracket for extra stability.
Then I painted the whole thing. And since I already had the Scrabble stuff out, I added a decorative edge of Scrabble tiles to cap the edges.
I didn't have another U tile, so I hand wrote the U in Sharpie on the tile.
Total cost for this project: $3.00 $2.00 for the bracket, 50 cents for the Scrabble set (from the local thrift shop) and I figure about 50 cents worth of paint, glue and brad nails.
It works like a charm!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!