I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DIY Kindle Case

Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? Or have an Amazon gift card you want to put to use on a Kindle but don't want to spend the extra bucks on a case? This project will only take you 5 minutes to make and you will get lots of mileage on it.

Compare this Kindle case from amazon-
with this one I made for under $10.

I was at the store trying to find some Kindle accessories but quickly realized they were too pricey for my budget. So I decided to go home and make my own and I don't regret it one bit.
My first thought was to cover it with some cute fabric but our Kindle is shared between me and hubby so cutesy fabric wasn't going to work. I reluctantly left it as is. The clean black leather is much more professional if your trying to fake that your working. I am not suggesting this but if you were ever in an emergency and needed to fake working than this is the case you would need not a pink one.  Now onto accesorizing, the only accessory my husband uses regulary and loves me for buying him one is, a Kindle lamp! I purchased ours at Walmart and it cost a whole lot more than this.

Supplies you need: Grab your notepad holder, adhesive velcro, crafting glue and Kindle.
Place soft side of velcro on the backside of the Kindle and the other pc of velcro on the Notepad holder. I used my sturdy crafting glue to secure adhesive on velcro. Your now done with this amazingly practical project that you will get lots of use from. If you want to doll it up, use some cutesy ribbon on the outside.  My husband won't have any of that, so it will stay plain boring black.

If your still looking to purchase a Kindle, click on one of the Kindles above to buy now!
I absolutely love our Kindle! I don't get paid for saying this. We travel a lot and not having to lug around books or have to choose which one to take due to space has been fabulous. There are so many books to choose from and so far all of the books I have downloaded are cheaper than purchasing them in paperback.


  1. Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!

  2. very good idea! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!


  3. Nice! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays! I still can't bring myself to get an e-reader...the English teacher in me just needs to hold a real live book, but I totally understand why people like them!

  4. Very cool idea! The gadget costs enough on it's own without buying the expensive accessories too =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  5. Great job!!! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  6. Great idea! I gonna buy a kindle one of these days soon! but I sure love the feel of books. Always love seeing ways to save money! Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  7. Hi Mari, what a fabulous idea. I wonder if this would work on a Sony reader, that's what I have. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. That looks amazing! Just as professional as the Amazon version. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

  9. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. I found you on Junkintheirtrunk's linky party.