Create your own e-reader case with a book

book cover with e-reader inside held by Sugru grips
pages of hardback book cut out

Step 1: Select the right book

The only requirement is that it needs to be a hardback book that's bigger than your e-reader - the rest is up to you! Choose the book you'll enjoy the most, or if you're making this as a gift, the one that will make the receiver love you forever. What was their favourite book or comic as a kid? Show them how well you know them.

empty book cover

Step 2: Remove the pages

Carefully remove all the pages with a sharp knife.

pen used to mark position of e-reader in cover

Step 3: Mark the corners of the e-reader

Use a pen to mark the corners of your e-reader. This shows where to make the hooks.

Sugru cone on inner corner of book cover

Step 4: Make a Sugru cone on each corner

Open a single-use pack of Sugru Mouldable Glue in your colour of choice. Divide it into four equal-sized pieces. Roll each one into a ball. Then firmly press each ball onto the book in the places you marked. Now draw the Sugru upwards in your fingers to form a cone.

tape on sides of e-reader

Step 5: Protect your e-reader with tape

Put tape round the edges of your e-reader to protect it as you create the hooks. 

Sugru cone curled into a hook

Step 6: Fold to create hooks

Place the e-reader on the book cover. Then fold each of the cones over the corners to shape them into hooks. Ensure they go far enough over the corners that they will hold the e-reader in once the Sugru has set.

book cover with e-reader inside held by Sugru grips

Step 7: Leave to set for 12-24 hours

Put your project away and let it set for 12-24 hours. When you go back to it, you'll find the Sugru has transformed into a strong, durable silicone rubber, and you can lift the hooks to remove the e-reader. Now remove the tape from your e-reader and you're ready to go. Enjoy!