Three $1 DIY iPad Cases

Three $1 DIY iPad Cases

Elizabeth Giorgi
Jul 6, 2012

It's been hot, hot, hot across the U.S., and if those blazing temps are keeping you indoors, so why not take on some DIY projects? These $1 DIY projects take everyday and inexpensive items and transform them into functional and attractive iPad sleeves. The best part? Each project takes 30 minutes or less.

It turns out that 10.5 x 11 inch bubble mailers are perfect iPad sleeves just waiting to be discovered. This Crème de la Craft project is a quick one. Simply cut a tab for the sleeve by cutting off one side of the mailer and leaving the other side intact.

Then, Natalie recommends using leftover fabric scraps to cover the outside and inside of the bubble mailer to add some style to the project. Use crafting glue to secure the fabric to the mailer. Finish the project by using some buttons and ribbon or even Velcro strips to create a closure for the case.

I'm a total stargazer and I've always thought that the glow of my iPad screen would make the perfect stars, which is why I created this easy constellation felt case.

Simply buy two pieces of felt at a craft store and using a hole puncher, punch out the constellation of your choice on one of the pieces of felt. Then, punch holes about ½ an inch apart around three sides of both pieces of the felt and use yarn to sew them together. Slip your iPad inside and watch the screen bring your constellation to life.

Some people feel that duct tape can do or fix just about anything. For this iPad case DIY, it's true. Using a simple bubble mailer (this time an 8.5 x 11 inch mailer )as your base again, simply wrap the mailer in duct tape. Then, use Velcro to create a closure for the tab. The original creator, Frank Hsueh, used a fun Apple logo sticker to add a simple detail to the project.

(Photo Credits: Crème de la Craft, Elizabeth Giorgi and Frank Hsueh)

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