Paperback books have their conveniences, but they can also get easily destroyed. If you'd like to keep some of your near-death paperbacks around, kid-centric blog Ohdeedoh shows us how to give them some custom, protective hard covers.
It's a pretty simple little craft; all you need is some scrap cardboard, fabric, a glue stick, and an inkjet printer. If you're especially graphics-savvy, you can design your own cover, but Ohdeedoh recommends some neat downloadable labels.
Turn Old Paperbacks into Custom Hardbacks [Ohdeedoh]