12 DIY iPad Stands for 3 Bucks and Less

Now that you have purchased an iPad, are you looking for something Apple didn’t put into your package? Yes! We are talking about iPad Stands. Although many would like to buy an Expensive stand for their expensive iPad, there are also those who like to stick to innovation and creativity and some cool iPad stands with a little effort and even less money.


In this post, we have collected 5 Do it Yourself (DIY) iPad stands which are simple to make at home.

1. DIY Pencil Stand

DIY Pencil iPad Stand

First up is this prodigious Pencil iPad stand made from Six pencils, 4 rubber bands and a little touch of creativity. This iPad stand works both in portrait as well as landscape. This type of stand is suitable for workplaces. The pencil is fixed with soft- erasers at the end to prevent you iPad from scratching.

 Instructions for this Pencil iPad Stand here 

2. Chopstick iPad Stand

DIY Chopstick iPad Stand

“Life gives you lemons, you make lemonade”. This DIY iPad stand reminds of this very quote because it is made of nothing more than leftover chopsticks and wood glue. All you need is 13 chopsticks glue them in a U shape at the desired angle and also add a small broken chopstick later at the end as a bolt. This iPad stand is good for kitchen or restaurants.

 Instructions for this Chopstick iPad Stand here 

3. iPad Package

DIY iPad Package Stand

This iPad stand is a paradoxical example of thinking out of the box. All you have to do is; cut the iPad package into two halves and then make a notch at desired angle and that’s it, you have your iPad stand.

4. DIY Wooden iPad Stand

DIY iPad Stand

Although, you might need some power tools this iPad stand is very easy to make. All you have to do is slit cut the wooden block at a suitable angle.

Instructions for this Wooden iPad Stand here 

5. Business Card Holder

This ingenious iPad stand is one of the cheapest. While it is not a full DIY stand, it is still a very creative idea of using business card holders as a stand for the iPad. These business card holders can be bought for $0.69 from OfficeDepot.

Business Card holder DIY Stand

6. LEGO Stand

LEGO DIY Stand for iPad

You can easily replicate this creative iPad stand made from LEGO pieces. There is no guide for this but with a bit of thought and planning, you will be able to make your own LEGO iPad stand just like this one.

7. Book Support

DIY Book support iPad Stand

We give you the simplest, cheapest and easiest to make iPad stand. All you need is a book support and then in order to save your iPad from slipping, add some sticking material. There, you have it! Your very own iPad stand.

8. Tape Roll

iPad Stand Made from a Tape Roll

This iPad stand can be made from just using a tape roll and a blade or a knife. You just have to cut out the tape as shown in the picture. Make sure you rub it using sandpaper so it doesn’t scratch your iPad’s back.

9. Metal Bookend Stand

Metal Booken Stand

You can make this iPad stand using nothing but a basic metal bookend from staples and 6 rubber feet from the hardware store. You can make this stand for less than 3 bucks.

Instructions for making this Metal Bookend iPad Stand here

10. Lap Stand

lap stand

One of the complex stands, this lap stand can be made for cheap. This stand will have an adjustable angle for your viewing pleasure. All you need is a fabric at least 24.5 x 27, a flannel will suffice and you will need some velcro.

Instructions for this iPad Lap Stand for here

11. iBook Stand

ipad ibook with Keyboard

Not only is this an ingenious iPad stand, but it is a case and a keyboard rolled into one awesome DIY accessory. This stand is inspired by the retro Apple iBook.

Instructions for Making this iBook iPad stand with Keyboard here (Japanese, Translated to English)

12. Your Pillow

wedgepad stand

You can use your pillow to mimic the WedgePad in the picture above. You can use duct-tape and paper pins to set the pillow into the desired angle.

If you have created your own DIY stand for iPad and would like to share it with the rest of our community, send us an email or post a comment below.

If you don’t fancy making your own stand and want to spend more, take a look at best iPad stands and designer iPad cases.

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