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How to Make Your Own iPhone Case at Home: Do it Yourself

Updated on July 3, 2013
DIY iphone cases
DIY iphone cases

You can make an iPhone Cover by yourself at home quiet easily. The iPhone is a very good looking phone but you need to protect it from accidental falls, your body oils, water and dust. So, a cover is must if you want to keep your phone as sleek and shiny as new.

There are various types of covers and cases are readily available in the market but these are too pricey. Moreover, you cannot customize them. In this easy and simple process you can design your own iPhone covers according to your choice.

This project of making a colorful iPhone covers is not that cheap and not that tough too. It needs not too much skill too. Anyway this project is not exactly about cover making, you can call it cover designing too. It is because you need to have a clear cover to begin with which will be transformed into a great, colorful one.

iPhone Cover from Scrapbook paper
iPhone Cover from Scrapbook paper

Making an iPhone Cover: at a Glance

**What do i need to make iphone cover ???

A clear iPhone Cover

Some colorful scrapbook paper

A pencil

A pair of scissors

An Exacto Knife


DIFFICULTY: EASY

END RESULT: A COLORFUL CUSTOM DESIGNED iPHONE COVER

Stage 1

Buy a normal clear cover for iPhone. Any cheap clear cover will be enough. You may choose with different models and brands. You can buy a iPhone 4 or 4S clear cover from eBay at very reasonable price.

Now buy some Scrapbook paper. A couple sheets will be sufficient.

Stage 2

Keep the iPhone cover on the backside of the scrapbook paper.

Now draw an outline of the cover on the paper using the pencil.

Now you need a pair of sharp scissors.

Cut the paper carefully around the outline.

Using the cover again and again cut the shape carefully to match exactly with the clear cover.

Now draw the camera hole on the shape.

Cut the hole using an Exacto knife.

EXCUSE ME FOR MY POOR DRAWING

DRAW A OUTLINE OF THE CASE ON THE PAPER
DRAW A OUTLINE OF THE CASE ON THE PAPER | Source

Stage 3

Now using the cut piece as a template you can create as many covers as you choose from other scrapbook papers. Different colors and designs will be chosen according to your choice. It will give your iPhone a festive look.

This is how to make your own iphone case at home.

X-acto knife
X-acto knife

What is an X-acto or xacto Knife?

The X-Acto knife is a utility knife. It has a sharp,short blade on the tip of a pen like tool. It is widely used for crafting and hobbies like paper and fabric designs. X-Acto is very good for fine and precise cutting of paper.

Using an X-acto knife small parts of a paper or cloth can be cut without and distortion.

Is it Worth Doing?

Some people are asking me that is it worth doing? Yes, one can buy a good quality iPhone cover at very cheap rate then why should anybody going to make his own iPhone cover?

The answer is clear and obvious. It would be customized, personalized cover. You can make it as you wish. It is mainly for fun, nothing more. If you do not spend so much time doing it then you can always buy some cover (preferably from here :) ).

Some Tips

Different type of scrapbook pages will lend different mode and personality to the phone. Choice scrapbook papers according to the season. By changing your paper cuttings you can change the look of your phone. Imagine, with only single clear case and some scrapbook papers you can get so many different colorful covers.

Experiment yourself with the papers for the best looking iPhone covers.

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      Iphone 4s 5 years ago

      its better to buy a new elegent cover at only 2$

      because this is waste of time

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      gsmeet 5 years ago

      Very good idea..... but for kids n girls.Not so for serious guys.

      Anyway.......