I don't know about you, but I have a whole stack of cookbooks I rarely use anymore. Just about everything I use I have saved on Pinterest (God help me if Pinterest ever goes away - my family will starve!)
I've seen these iPad stands in some of the catalogs I've gotten in the mail and wanted to try to reproduce it on the cheap. I found an 8x11 inch bamboo cutting board for $3.99 at Marshall's and some blocks from my kids' stash and knew I could do it.
Under $5 sound good to you?
$5 iPad Stand
8x11 inch cutting board
Triangle shaped wooden block
Long, thin wooden block, about 4x1/3 inches (this is part of a Lincoln Log set, but anything with these general dimensions would work)
Begin by gluing the blocks into place, the triangle on the back will serve as a stand and the long thin block will serve as a mini shelf for your device:
Functionally, your stand is usable as soon as the glue dries, but to make it pretty try some paint!
I started with an undercoat of black:
I made this one as a gift then made a second one for myself out of a $5 chalkboard from Hobby Lobby and the stand up back I removed from a picture frame glued the the back:
I ended up with an iPad stand that doubles as a Menu Board...Tada!