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OMG you guys!

I actually did something useful!

See, Kindles are kinda sorta REALLY delicate, and they pretty much need something to protect them. And most of the decent holders I found were around $30-50.

SO. I decided to make my own!

I used this instructable and made a few little adjustments.


Looks like a normal book, right? Right?!




It ain't!












Sharon Creech was my favorite author when I was a kid. I still have a real copy of this book somewhere.





Some random-ass pictures of the process.


















It was super easy to make. I found a copy of the book at a thrift store for two dollars, and I already had some of the supplies on hand.

Total cost of purchased supplies, not including the stuff I already had = $7.

Alterations to the original tutorial: I used more hot glue than spray adhesive, added a layer of padding between the fabric and paperboard, adjusted the placement of the straps, and added the button/loop system as a latch. I also made a few mistakes and made adjustments to cover them a bit.

It didn't come out quite as well as it could have, but if I ever make another one I think it'll be better. But overall, I'm very pleased!

Comments

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anne_jumps
Jan. 13th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
You could totally sell those.
metatronis
Jan. 13th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
Aw thanks! I would have to make a few more to really get the hang of it, but they're fun to do.
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metatronis
Jan. 13th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC)
You should! If it ever happens, you should show me pictures. :D
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metatronis
Jan. 13th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
It was a lot of fun to do. And now that I've had a bit of time to try it out, I think it's easier to read with it too.
grrgoyl
Jan. 13th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
Agreed, you could so sell these! Put up a shop on Etsy or something.
metatronis
Jan. 14th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
That would be really cool, maybe I could rope my friend into sharing a store.
nasty_show
Jan. 13th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
That looks so pretty! :D
metatronis
Jan. 14th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm real happy with it.
niamy_tak
Jan. 13th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
THIS IS SO SO SO COOL
*crazy-impressed*
metatronis
Jan. 14th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks! ♥
bluekolala
Jan. 14th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
So pretty! The cover and the fabric fit so well together in terms of colour. :)
metatronis
Jan. 15th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! It took me a while to decide on the fabric, but it worked out well.
aeld
Jan. 20th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
YOU'RE A WIZARD :O

mmm wizards...</small
metatronis
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
I am a scrumptious wizard, yes. I can shoot hot glue out of my wand.

...


Oh wow, that's filthy.
aeld
Jan. 22nd, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Oy. You totes stole that from the 'I love the sexual Innuendo in Harry Potter' group on facebook! 8O
metatronis
Jan. 23rd, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
Never heard of 'em, but it's good to know there are places for people like us.
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