Manly DIY Christmas Present…
So this year my husband and I decided to do homemade gifts for each other. And it was HIS idea!!! Can you believe that? I was sooo excited to get started but I wanted to make something I thought he would use daily and really really LOVE. You know? I mean REALY love!
Here is what I came up with:
A kindle cover made out of an old book! Want to make your own? It seriously took me only about 20 minutes.
Ok, so you are going to need:
-an old book (I found mine at the thrift store for about a dollar
-a small scrap of fabric
-some thin cardboard (like a serial box)
Just take a pair of scissors or knife and cut along the spine in the front and back of the book and pull, the pages will come right out.
Now cut your cardboard piece a bit smaller than the size of the book.
Then cut your fabric piece. It needs to be bigger than the cardboard so you can wrap the edges.
Ok, time for the glue. Spread it all over the cardboard to attach the fabric. I used mod podge so I could get it nice and flat but any glue will work.
Start wrapping your elastic. You will wrap 2 edges and then you will have to cut a small slit in the center to pull the other 2 pieces through.
And glue your fabric wrapped board to the book itself.
Done! Ta-da, ta-da!
Don't you just love it? I do. I loved it so much I had to go back to the thrift store to make a couple more! Christmas, Christmas, Christmas people!!!!!
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