This is a minimalist Kindle cover made with the box that the Kindle comes in and a few other supplies. I was looking to buy a cover/case, but found that most of them were just too bulky and I really only wanted something to protect the screen. It will work for any of the Kindle's with a 6" e-ink display, and may work with other brands of ebook readers too.
Step 1: Gather supplies
Supplies you need:
Cutting board (or some kind of cutting surface)
Xacto knife (or some kind of sharp cutting tool)
Metal straight edge (for cutting)
Cloth about 5.5 in by 7.5 in (will be on inside surface of cover against the Kindle screen)
(2) elastic hair ties (you could probably improvise with something similar if these are not available)