Introduction: Cardboard Laptop Case
Make your own custom fit laptop case out of cardboard!!!
Step 1: Cardboard Gathering
Find a nice big piece of cardboard
Step 2: Transfer the Pattern
Transfer the pattern generated here to the cardboard. You will have to click on the Laptop Case Pattern Link. Paste together the pattern. Use a glue stick to stick it onto the cardboard lightly (no need to go too crazy with the glue, you are going to want to pull the pattern off)
Step 3: Cut
Cut the outside lines (thick lines)
Step 4: Fold Lines
Take a slightly sharp object and draw along the fold lines with quite a bit of pressure do not press too hard you do not want to put holes in it (a bone folder, the edge of a ruler or a ball point pen all work pretty well)
Step 5: Folding
Fold all of your newly pressed lines. Remove your pattern.
Step 6: Glue
Put white glue (PVA) along the 1 inchÂ flaps on the edge. Use masking tape (take a bit of the stick out of the tape by putting it on your clothes and tearing it off first) to keep everything in place while it drys.
Step 7: Closure and Handle
Now is the hard part... figuring out how you would like to keep it closed... there are a couple of options. Stick on Velcro (that stuff comes off easily unless you use the really strong stuff they make for hanging pictures), you might want to try to do a button with elastic thing. Be creative!!!
Step 8: Decorating It
And finally the fun part. Decorate as you want (you could have done it while it was flat too)