Easy DIY Phone Case

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Easy DIY Phone Case

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.

Easy DIY Phone Case

  • A printer

  • Scissors

  • Paper

  • Tumblr, We Heart It, or cool designs and pictures(or one of the templates provided below)

Step 1:

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)

DIY phone case

DIY phone case

DIY phone case

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.

Easy DIY Phone Case

Step 2:

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.

Easy DIY Phone Case

Easy DIY Phone Case

Easy DIY Phone Case

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!

Easy DIY Phone Case

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  I should be posting more in the future, so please follow or like us on Facebook to stay updated!

~Gracie

DIY Dust Plugs

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[Photo by Erica Feliciano]

[photo by Erica Feliciano]

Hey everyone!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘real’ tutorial!  Today I want to show you how to make your own ‘dust plug’.  For those of you who have no clue what I’m talking about, a dust plug is a decoration(commonly used on a phone or tablet) that you can insert into a headphone jack to stylize a device.  These are getting very popular because it’s a quick, easy way to add personality to almost any device(ipods, phones, tablets, even laptops)!  Below, I’ll show you a few Youtube videos of how to make your own dust plug.

Maybe you just want to buy a dust plug.  Here are a few quick links to some of my favorites:

NOW then, let’s get back to the tutorial.  Here is a video that shows a way to make dust plugs from scratch(with little supplies):

That shows you the main idea of how to make your own dust plug.

The main thing you need when making a dust plug is the plain plug itself.  If you have that, you can decorate it however you like.  Here are some links on Amazon to dust plugs:

You might be able to browse an electronic store near you to find a better deal on those.  Another thing you should know is when making or buying dust plugs, they tend to advertise “Iphone Dust Plugs”.  That doesn’t mean they are only compatible with an Iphone.  They should work with any 3.5mm headphone jack.  One of the great things about dust plugs is how universal they are.

This is my FAVORITE dust plug tutorial.  It’s also a great way to repurpose old, tarnished earrings!

Hope you found this post helpful!  Now go make your phone look adorable!:)

[special thanks to Makoccinos MinjiVanPark for the lovely Youtube tutorials]

~Gracie