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Make your own Moleskine iPad Mini case

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

(Credit: John Chandler)

Designer John Chandler shows you how to make a not-quite-so-budget iPad Mini case out of a Moleskine notebook.

There's something very satisfying about DIY — saving money, creating something with your own hands; pretending to be MacGyver. Maybe you won't save that much money with this trick by designer John Chandler — a Moleskine of the right size will set you back around AU$30 — but you still get the MacGyver part. That's something, right?

So apparently the iPad Mini is exactly the same size as the Moleskine size L notebook — right down to the exact corner shape. So Chandler got himself a Moleskine, some tools and started fiddling.

You will need:

  • A large Moleskine notebook

  • Double-sided sticky sheets like this (check craft stores)

  • A piece of 3.8cm-wide grosgrain ribbon, slightly longer than how tall the Moleskine is

  • Glue

  • A sharp pocketknife, or similar blade.

For the full instructions, head over to Chandler's blog.

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