20 Awesome DIY Laptop and iPad Sleeves and Case Projects

created at: 02/18/2013

If you’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, chances are they all need a little protection from the hazards of daily life — or at least from surface scratches. Here are 20 creative DIY sleeves and cases for laptops and tablets!     

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1. DIY Geometric Laptop Sleeve

2. DIY Zipper Laptop Case

3. DIY Stitched Leather iPad Sleeve

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4. DIY Geometric Laptop Sleeve

5. DIY Scrap Fabric Laptop Sleeve

6. DIY Tweed iPad Sleeve

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7. DIY Leather Laptop Case

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Make It: Easy Custom DIY iPhone Case

created at: 11/05/2012

I had one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments when I first spotted this project from Crafty Endeavor. I mean, it’s ridiculously easy! And 100% customizable! And have I mentioned awesome?       

Grab your favorite paper (that could be scrapbook paper, wallpaper, gift wrap — you name it! Even a photograph or a magazine page…) and a clear phone case and you’re set. Some careful tracing and cutting will leave you with a custom, interchangeable case! Continue Reading

How To: Turn a Bicycle Tube into a Pencil Pouch

created at: 09/30/2012

…or a gadget case, or a business card holder, or a sunglasses pouch. You get the idea; this easy DIY project is incredibly versatile!     


All you need is an old, busted up bicycle tube, some scissors, a button, and a few other odds and ends, and you’ll be on your way to upcycled crafting heaven! Check out the full how-to over on Etsy.

Make It: Easy DIY Business Card or Gadget Holder

created at: 09/13/2012

If you’ve got gadgets and gizmos (and business cards) aplenty, then you might want to get in on this DIY project: a warm ‘n’ fuzzy felt cover/holder.    

I love the button and stitching details that Satsuki Shibuya includes in this simple DIY card holder. (Just adjust the size to turn it into a gadget case.) And the contrasting, color block action? Spot on. Check out how to make your own (including detailed diagrams and measurements) right here! Continue Reading

Play Guess the Gadget: The Kitchen Edition Part 4

created at: 03/02/2012

Oh, my. It has been quite some time since we’ve played Guess the Gadget. (To play past installments, check out this post, this post and this post.)  As always, I’ll provide some hints along the way.

Number one holds something that’s fermented…and it’s not wine. 

Right of the knife, #2 is home to it’s big brother.

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Number 3 is attached to something you open and opens something inside.

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Carats of a different weight.

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Bippity boppity BAM. Continue Reading

Guess the Gadget: The Kitchen Edition Part 2


created at: 08/10/2011

In honor of Kitchen Month, I decided we needed to play another game of guess the gadget! (Hints included; answers below.) 

Try to guess the one pictured above and it just make your head spin.   

This next one and your molars have something in common.

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This one will go the distance in no time flat.

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This one rises to the level of DIY.

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And finally, if you get this one, you are a gadget nut, my friend.  Continue Reading

Curbly Gift Guide: The Best Gifts and Gadgets For Geeks

created at: 11/29/2010

Nerds, geeks, the IT guy. Whatever you call them, we all know and love ’em. Here’s our compilation of gift ideas for your tech-y friends and family. Of course, fancy phones and video games are always great, but we’ve gathered a few you may not have thought of…or known about! 

Credit: Vat19 [http://www.vat19.com/dvds/magnetic-thinking-putty.cfm?adid=giftsdotcom]

Magnetic putty? Yes! And its perfect for all ages! Magnetic Thinking Putty takes regular “silly” putty that can be stretched, bounced, molded, popped, and torn, but in the presence of a magnetic field it exhibits fascinating properties!   Continue Reading