I kind of love it when I get to make a DIY that is for ME and that I need to use on nearly a daily basis. My babies and freelance work take up most of my time (and I am NOT complaining!) it just feels great to do something I love for me (Am I right, Moms?)
I desperately needed an iPad holder in my kitchen- great for recipes, but really, my kitchen is also for dancing. iPad holder = totally necessary.
I promise you this is SO easy. It took me longer to write down all these directions then to actually make the iPad holder. Especially because I did not know all the terms for the pieces and had to bug my husband for the names. I really should have written it down when I was at Home Depot! I never claimed to be a DIY expert- I am a “I see things that I think would fit and get incredibly lucky that it works expert” Details like the name “street elbow pipe fitting” are brushed to the side…
Glue(I used Elmer’s ProBond Advanced because it was what my contractor recommended (we are remodeling) It worked awesome!)**
*All can be found in the plumbing section at your home improvement store!
**You can solder the pieces together (which is what my contractor said to do!), however, I keep things simple around here, so glue it was!
The copper pipe materials were only about $16, since I had a pipe cutter and the glue already it made for a very inexpensive iPad holder! If you need a pipe cutter, they run about $15.
1. Make your cuts. My measurements are based on the 3rd generation iPad but I checked the specs on the iPads and it would work with any iPad (except the mini, because, well, that is mini…)
Have you ever used a pipe cutter? This was my first time, all you do is twist until the pipe is cut- it is SO easy! (Clearly, I am easily entertained by new diy tools 😉
Update: How To Clean Copper! My iPad holder gets particularly grimy because I keep it in the kitchen, I googled and tested a couple remedies for cleaning and the shiny is brought back by- cutting a lemon in half- sprinkle the exposed side of a lemon with some salt and rub it all over. Then wipe clean with a cloth. Gets SO shiny (if you let the copper get really dirty (I usually do cuz I forget about it…) it will take more scrubbing though!) . I also tried ketchup (another method I read about) but it didnt work for me.
1- 8 inch
2- 4 inch
2- 6 inch
2- 1 inch
Step One: Glue the 8 inch and 6 inch pieces to the street elbows:
Step Two: Glue the tees to the bottom of the 6 inch pieces.
Step 3: Glue the 4 inch and 1 inch pieces to the tee.
Step 4: Glue the street elbows to the end of the 4 inch pieces.
Step 5: Glue pipe caps to each exposed pipe. (front and back)
And the final product:
I included this real life shot, as my husband was feeding little Colette while I worked and I did not notice her adorable chubby thigh was in picture til later.