It’s been five months since I purchased my first e-book reader, a Kindle Touch. It costs only $99 but cases or covers costs around $40 and being the frugal that I am, I wouldn’t be wasting such money on such pricey purchases. Thanks to the internet though, I was able to get ideas on how to do my own on for only under $2. That means more milk tea for me and the retirement of this old bubble pouch which served me really well.
(No real camera’s available during this activity, that’s all captured by some regular Samsung phone and an S3. hehe)
So without further ado, here are the steps:
1. Gather your materials
You would need a hard-bound book, sized just enough to fit your e-reader in, a strong glue, a felt paper, a puncher, some garter (not in the picture) and a cutter. You can exhume your storage for old unused books but this one I got on sale at a local bookstore for about $1.
2. Using your cutter, remove the leaves from your book to reveal the material you really needed, its cover. I suggest you read the contents before desecrating the book so you won’t feel as much sorry. With me, I gave them out to my officemate Rana. But I don’t trust that she’ll really read it. haha.
Your book should look like this:
2. Using your puncher, punch holes through the back cover of the book. Apply EVENLY a lot of glue in the inside cover. Tuck the felt paper and make sure that it is securely attached. Flatten it well on the surface so that creases will be avoided. Punch holes on the felt paper also so that the holes will go all the way through the book. (Extra lang yung cup noodle sa gilid bilang gabi na kami sa office at wala pang dinner.)
5. Now, let it dry for some time…
6. Thread the garter through the holes. The garter should be tight enough to hold your case and e-reader together. Glue the inside part of the garter. Remember, your glue should be real strong to make your project durable.
7. Now here’s the tricky part. Cut four 5-inch long garters and position it on the inside part of the book as corner bases that will hold your kindle. My tip is to size the exposure of the garter by fitting your e-reader in so it would hold your gadget perfectly.
8. Glue them thickly and while still drying, hold them in place with some scotch tape. When you feel that the glue is dry, cut a felt paper the size of the inside of the garter borders to serve as the bed of your e-reader. It also doubles as concealment of that mess you just did under. >=)
9. Let it dry overnight..
10. Enjoy reading with your Kindle Touch in its new case!