PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Customizable Cardboard iPad Case

Cardboard iPad Case WhiteWelcome back to another edition of PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight. Every week, we track down some fun and clever projects that you can do your self at home, usually with supplies you can find around your house. Last week, we showed you a super easy car headrest mount that only requires a folio case and a belt.

This week, we are spotlighting a pre-made case with DIY capabilities. Cult of Mac recently discovered this awesome and inexpensive iPad case made out of 100 percent recyclable cardboard. The best part is that it is priced so low that you can make a different case for every day of the week.

Seattle-based Guided Products has recently launched a sturdy iPad cased that is made from recycled cardboard. It fits the iPad 2 and the third and fourth-generation iPad. The case features a cover that closes across the front of the tablet using velcro closures. The cover flips over to double as a display stand for upright viewing. The cases are sold as a three-pack in either brown or white.

What makes these pre-made cases DIY projects is that you can color, paint, and craft all over them without worrying about ruining the tablet. If you are really into One Direction one week, you can cut out magazine pictures of the singing group and paste them all over you iPad cover. If you discover you are a bigger fan of Justin Beiber the next week, no problem. Get out another cover and begin your crafting project all over again.

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At the price of approximately $7 – $8 each, including shipping, you can make a different iPad case for every mode, every crush, and every day of the week. Grab some spray glue and an old dress and make a beautiful cloth cover. Decoupage a traveler’s collage using old postcards. Get out your acrylic paints and create a veritable masterpiece on your tablet’s case. The options are limitless.

You can pick up a three-pack of these crafter’s dream iPad cases from Apple Pie USA. They are currently on sale for $16.99 per pack, regularly priced at $19.99. You can get discounts on shipping additional items. So, don’t be afraid to get multiple packs for multiple projects.

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