This post has been a long time coming, because I actually bought these phone cases back last year when we lived in Albuquerque. So yeah. It feels like forever ago. And anyways, each time we move I see them in my "craft crap" box (as my husband so generously labels it), and I get the urge to decorate them. Today was that day! More specifically, I whipped out this little DIY project this morning, before both babes woke up. Even better.
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» 1 blank/white iphone case ( i bought mine off Amazon Prime here )
» fabric of choice ( i was making another project with this gold cheetah/lepard print, and had extra so thought...PERF. it's just from Walmart )
» some Mod Podge
» a foam brush
» some super glue ( this is totally optional. the Mod Podge actually held way better than I thought it would, but i added some super glue to the corners of the fabric-outside and inside the case- to hold as even more reinforcement )
» an xacto knife ( not pictured! but i did use this at the VERY end, after everything had dried, to cut off more fabric inside the corners, so that my phone would fit better! )
1. I set the phone on top of the fabric (pattern side down), just eye-balled it, and cut. I did make sure to leave a little more fabric on the sides than less...because it's always easier to cut off then add on ;)
2. I took a pen and traced a hole for the camera and side buttons. Then carefully cut them out.
3. I glued the front and insides of the case. Then I cut a little more fabric from the top and bottom.
4. Glued the ends and corners and let dry. Then I took my xacto knife and cut more fabric away from the INSIDE corners, to let my phone slip into the case easier. Here is where I also added some super glue to the corners, to solidify it all.
There are seriously so many great options for making your own phone case, and of course the best part (if you're using supplies from around the house/that you already have)...it saves you some $$! Which I'm all about right now.