Today, I’m sharing a super quick and easy DIY project: a tablet stand made from an Ikea bookend.
I bought this pair of bookends in-store for US$4.99 and I hadn’t realised that they were 2 different colours until I opened it.
I thought of spray painting them to match (I have a thing for symmetry). But then I was struck with the idea of making a tablet stand with one of them instead. #ikeahack
I love how it turned out!
Annnd you can actually use it as a stand for your phone and other similar devices as well.
Easy DIY Tablet Stand from IKEA Bookend
I only used 4 supplies for this easy DIY project: the bookend, a wine cork (a note about that below), spray paint and strong glue.
First I sprayed the cork with 2 light coats of copper spray paint. After letting the paint dry, I glued the cork to the bookend. I left it to set for 24 hours (well, I actually kinda forgot about it lol) and voila! Easy right?!
I’m decorating with copper this year so this was the first item to get the
golden copper touch.
NB: While the wine cork works, next time I would use a heavier item to anchor the stand since it can occasionally be off-balance when the tablet is stored on the short end rather than the longer side. So if you have a stone or small paperweight, it would make the stand even sturdier.
If you’re giving it as a gift, why not pair it with this spray painted wooden box, which you can also make in a jiffy! That’s 2 desk accessories fo’ (almost) free and less than 30 minutes of your time. :p
I love quick and easy DIY projects like this tablet stand. I think it looks really chic.
What do you think?