There are all kinds of colorful Kindle and iPad cases on the market. They are not always cheap though. Have you ever wanted to make e-book reader covers from your old hard cover books? Projectsugru has shared tips on how to do just that. To get started you need a book and sugru. The full set of instructions can be found on Instructables. This may not be something you can finish in 5 minutes but it does sound like a fun DIY project. As far as sugru goes, you can buy it for as low as $18.