DIY Recipe and IPad Holder

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Intro: DIY Recipe and IPad Holder

Join us as we show you how we made a simple recipe holder for our Hello Fresh recipe cards!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

Step 2: Gather Tools and Materials

Tools needed are a glue gun, Kreg hardware jig, drill, driver and drill bits.

We used products made by DecoArt including a wood grain look stencil, stencil brush, and two kinds of paint. You'll also need brushes and stirring sticks.

The raw materials include the easel back from a frame, a new or thrifted cabinet handle and a piece of wood. Ours was recycled from a previous project.

Step 3: Paint Base

DecoArt Chalky Finish paint is used to base coat the wood piece. We used two coats. This paint covers well and dries quickly. Paint was applied to both front and back as well as the sides.

Two coats of the metallic paint were used. This was painted on the front and sides only. Be sure to stir the paint prior to use and dry between coats. A hair dryer on low can help speed up the drying process.

Step 4: Apply Stencil

A wood grain look stencil was used to give the front a very subtle look of wood with the chalky finish paint.

To stencil, apply a small amount of paint to the brush and tap it well onto a paper towel. Use an up and down motion to apply the paint to the stencil. Hold the stencil in place to keep it from moving. Let dry. Once dry, reposition the stencil and finish the front.

Step 5: Add Handle

Adjust the Kreg Hardware jig to the width of your chosen handle. Those round circle things should line up with the holes on your handle. Put the jig in place and drill the holes with a 3/16" drill bit. The jig helps to create perfectly placed holes for the handle.

Screw the handle into place with the screws that came with your handle.

Step 6: Add Back

Find the best position of the easel on the back (make sure the easel is placed in a way to allow the board to lean slightly backwards), mark the placement and glue onto the back with hot glue.

All finished! The recipe/iPad holder is now ready for a place in your kitchen!

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