Turn an Old Book into a Custom Tablet Cover

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 16th, 2012

Whether you’re looking to cover an iPad, Kindle, or other small device, this tutorial shows you how to easily turn an old book into colorful and custom cover.

For this project you’ll need an appropriately sized hard cover book and some packets of the moldable project silicon Sugru. That’s it! You just tear out the guts of the book, reinforce the spine if it needs it, and then (after wrapping the tablet with plastic to protect it during the molding process) you mold the corner points out of Sugru. The longest part of the project is waiting 24 hours for the molded Sugru to fully cure.

Hit up the link below to check out the full project guide including tips on finding the right size book.

Make an iPad or Kindle Case from an Old Book and Sugru [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/16/12
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