Thursday, May 10, 2012

iPhone DIY Case

Guess what bloggers? I've finally become an iPhone owner! Boyfriend decided to make the evil switch to android. However, his switch to the dark side meant that I got a free iPhone! I saw this super cute idea a few months ago on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try it out. Sorry I didn't save the link!

It's super easy to do. All you'll need is:
 a clear iPhone case ($10 on amazon)
 cute paper
 a pencil
 x-acto knife
and an optional ruler

Step 1: Pick out your paper. If you're like me, this is a crazy hard process.

2. Trace around your phone. I'm sure they have templates online somewhere, but my internet was down during the process.
Sorry it's hard to see! I'm still trying to figure everything out!

3. Cut away with your x-acto knife. Make sure you leave a hole for your camera!
This is where the ruler comes in handy!

4. Insert the paper into the case. 
Don't worry about tape. The phone will hold it in place.

5. Put your phone in the case and take dorky pictures posing with it.

My favorite part of this DIY is that there are endless possibilities. With all the papers, washi tape, and stickers out there, you can personalize it however you want. Let me know if you try it. I'd love to see all your beautiful creations!

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  1. Cute idea, Kara! Next time I'm looking to encase my phone, I might have to try this! :)

  2. What a fun idea!!! This is just another reason why I need to get an iPhone :)

  3. amazing idea! i'm so excited to do this :)

  4. How cute is this!!!!!!! Now I just need to get a new phone haha!

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  5. what a cute idea!! I'd have a hard time choosing what paper too!!

  6. Omg I love this idea! Super cute and I'm all for making anything myself

  7. What a clever idea! I actually have an android (sorry iphone lovers) but I have a case similar to this one. Thanks for sharing!!

    Love the bright boats!

  8. how well does the clear case protect your phone?

    1. The case itself worked REALLY well, but the rubberized edges started to melt in the hot, hot Louisiana weather! I'd suggest a clear case without rubber edges.


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