Can you believe it’s December already? Time to get moving on all those great DIY gifts you want to make for family and friends. Walnut Hollow’s new tablet stands are PERFECT for holiday gift giving. Just use a little paint, paper, and Mod Podge to quickly create a gift that is both attractive and useful. Since you’re making it yourself it will be a cinch to customize!
- Modern Slide Together Tablet Stand
- Liquid Gilding in Gold
- Patterned Paper
- Mod Podge
Step one: Paint the sides of the two pieces of the stand with the Gold Liquid Gilding. Paint the groove that will hold the tablet, too. One application of the gilding was enough for full coverage. Be sure to work in a well ventilated space as the gilding has a strong odor.
Step two: Trace the tablet stand pieces on the desired patterned paper. I used circus themed paper from Graphic 45. You will need three pieces: two for the front and back of the upper part of the tablet stand, and one for the bottom.
Step three: Trace the base of the tablet stand on a piece of felt. Note: Make sure it is a very thin piece of felt, otherwise you will not be able to slide the stand together. If you choose to use a thicker piece of felt, cut out a strip where the wood will slide into place.
Step four: Use Mod Podge to attach the paper and felt to the wood. Apply an even application of Mod Podge on the wood, and smooth the paper onto the wood. Seal the paper with another application of Mod Podge. Do not paint the top of the felt with Mod Podge.
If needed, trim or sand excess paper off the edges of the stand when the paper is dry. To assemble the stand, simply slide the two pieces of wood together.
Doesn’t that look great? Imagine how happy your gift recipient will be to receive a beautiful tablet stand that reflects their personality. This would look great on a desk for work, or in the kitchen to help hold your tablet while you refer to it for recipes. Have fun crafting and creating with Walnut Hollow!
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