11/20/2012 12:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Homemade Gift Ideas: Kindle Case Made From Thrift Store Journal, Felt And Cork

It seems like everyone around us is trading in paper books for e-readers these days. And with commercials boasting new versions of these new gadgets just in time for the holiday season, it's a perfect opportunity to use this homemade gift idea to make something truly unique for the avid reader on your list. Take a look:

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Photo by Flickr user litlnemo

This Kindle case was made with very inexpensive things, such as a 99 cent thrift store journal, some felt, cork pad and an elastic strap. And it's leather-bound design gives the illusion that the reader is actually holding a book instead of an e-reader. This was made for the Kindle 3, but you can easily change the dimensions for whatever device you choose. For the full instructions, check out Wendi Dunlap's Flickr page.

And, check out some more DIY projects that would make great gifts this holiday season.

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