I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted! I got so caught up with school and winter break, it slipped my mind! So I thought I’d do a tutorial for you today. This is one of my favorite diys. People pay tons of money on Etsy and at other stores to get cute custom phone cases. There are several things wrong with this, however.
One, the most obvious, is it’s expensive.
Two, many of these stores only cater to mainstream phones(such as an Iphone, or Galaxy S).
And it’s hard to get exactly what you’re looking for.
My main problem is the second, as I have a Galaxy Victory(the second least known phone on the planet). As you can guess, I have lots of trouble finding a cute case that’s actually made for it:(
SO my conclusion is to make my own case. This is a very easy, cheap tutorial I think you’ll love. Let’s get to it:
What you need:
A clear phone case suited to your exact phone model
Trust me. This is easier to find than it sounds. Just search for your phone on amazon and look for a clear outer shell-like case. If you’re worried about protection(like me), you may want to look for a clear rubber case.
Tumblr, We Heart It, or cool designs and pictures(or one of the templates provided below)
First select whatever image you will use for the case. You could try going on a social network to find something cute. NOTE: You will need to scale down the image to fit the case. Otherwise, it will be way too big. Here are some pre-made templates I made. They should fit with most generic smartphones. (I had to enhance the colors on some of them because my printer wasn’t working very well)
Here’s a link to some great Tumblr art that works perfectly for phone cases: articulatim.tumblr.com Also, here’s a link to a We Heart It page I made with ideas: weheartit.com You could also try hand drawing something. Another thing I did was cut out magazine scraps and use them altogether.
Now trace your phone and cut out the design. This may take some trial and error, but if you get one right, you can use it as a template for cutting and tracing.
That’s pretty much it! Easy, right?! You can make as many designs as you want and switch them out as often as you like!
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