DIY reality: not project turns out the way I envision it in my head. Its always a little frustrating when that happens, but hey! Thats the life of a DIY’er 🙂 When my bestie suprised me with a Kindle a few weeks ago, I knew I needed a solid cover to keep it protected! So of course I decided to create my own upcycled kindle cover out of an old book!
I had an old book on hand, grabbed my glue gun, fabric, felt and some elastic and got to work!
I started by taking the pages out of the cover. Unfortunately the spine ripped… boooo! But I fixed it with fabric and glue…
I used a piece of unbleached muslin to fix the spine. Then came the hard part… deciding which fabric I wanted to use on the outside! I went with a fun feather print for the outside of my upcycled kindle cover. There was a lot more hot glue and a whole lot of “winging it” on measurements. I glued and folded and glued some more… basically like you would wrap a flat present.
Next was some felt and elastic. I originally tried to arrange the elastic across the corners, secured under the felt… but I couldn’t quite get it to work. So I went with plan B. I made sure the elastic was nice and snug to keep my kindle safe.
While this upcycled kindle cover project didn’t quite go the way I imagined, its definitely an improvement over no case at all AND its hard to knock those pretty feathers!
Are you an “old fashioned” reader, have you switched over to an e-reader or do you mix it up like me?