How to Make a Personalised Tablet Stand

Dads are notoriously tricky to buy for special occasions. Avoid the pair of socks trap this Father’s Day with this personalised clay tablet stand. Made from painted air-dry clay and Fimo, this is the perfect present for the gadget loving dad.


You Will Need How to Make


1. Begin by rolling out a 1 kilogram block of air dry clay to a thickness of about 1 centimetre. Using a ruler, cut a slab measuring 8 centimetres by 18 centimetres, and another measuring 3 centimetres by 18 centimetres. Roll the remaining clay to a thickness of about 4 centimetres and cut another slab measuring to 3 centimetres by 15 centimetres. Leave to dry- it will take 2 to 3 days.

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2.  Once dry, paint green. Glue the two thinner slabs of clay onto the card with a 3 centimetre gap between them. Glue the thicker slab along the edge of the wider piece, as shown in the photograph below. Once dry, cut away the excess card and paint the visible card to match the clay.

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3. To make the label, roll a piece of Fimo to 5 millimetre thickness onto a piece of cling film. Using a ruler as a gauge, stamp your message onto the Fimo, press down firmly to get a good imprint. Once you are happy with your message, cut neat edges around the text with a knife. Bake according the the instructions, around 30 minutes at a low heat.

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4. Glue the label on the front of the stand and cover the whole thing in a double coat of mod podge.

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Ta dah, the finished stand!

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Laura & Tia x

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  • Rio

    Hey there, this is a fab idea!

    I would like to make this as a gift from my daughter but was hoping to make it for a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone instead as my other half doesn’t have a tablet. I would have thought that I should make the dimensions smaller but I wouldnt know where to start or do you think I should keep it all exactly as you’ve done here?

    Thankyou for your time,

    • Hi rio,

      We would say that if you half the quantity of clay and size of the stand it would probably work ok – it’s a bit tricky to say without knowing the size of the phone, but if you put it all together before the clay is set then you can adjust the size if need be. We tested the tablet in ours before gluing it all together.

      Hope that helps, we’d love to see the finished result!

      Tia & Laura

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