Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Make It: Faux Wood iPad Sleeve

Let’s face it, guys are hard to craft for.  I asked my husband what kinds of crafty things guys would like for Father’s Day, and he said something for electronic gadgets, and anything made with duct tape.  So I dug around a little bit and found this awesome faux wood contact paper that I purchased at the dollar store a while ago.  It’s not as sturdy as duct tape, but it looks a million times more cool.  Hence, an iPad sleeve made from faux wood contact paper.

DIY Faux Wood iPad Sleeve Tutorial

DIY Faux Wood iPad Sleeve Tutorial

DIY Faux Wood iPad Sleeve Tutorial

1) Supplies needed:  Heavy cardstock (2), felt (2), contact paper, spray adhesive, needle, embroidery floss, cutting tool (not shown).  2)  Cut the contact paper to the size of your device, adding a 1-inch margin on all sides.  Remove the contact paper backing and adhere it to the cardstock.  3)  Cut notches on each corner of the contact paper.  4)  Fold over the access.  5)  Spray your felt with the spray adhesive.  6)  Attach the pieces.  7)  Using a cutting tool or scissors, trim the access felt.  Repeat this process to make another identical panel.  8)  Use the needle and embroidery floss to attach three sides of the panels together. 

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Happy Father’s Day crafting, DIY’ers!

~julee~

10 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea.
    I would never have thought of doing this,
    I am going to try this and hope it turns out as good as yours.Wish me luck.

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  2. this is great! I'll have to add it to my project to-do list.

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  3. what a great idea....going to pin this now to make:)

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  4. great idea! stopping by from What to do weekends linky!

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  5. Would love for you to share this at my link party where we pin all those who join to our party board
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-11/

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  6. I love, love, love this idea!! I am definitely adding this to my DIY project list! Thanks!!!!!!!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the tute~ Linda

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  8. Clever! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  9. Wow that's amazing. All that's left for me is to get an iPad now :D

    (P.S. Oh My Gosh Beck! sent me)

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