Creative endeavors every M-W-F.
There are many DIY iphone cover tutorials online. But the appeal to me was that I could recycle a piece of stripey printed packaging with the loveliest color combo (gray + yellow). For serial case changers like me, this is one way to customize your iPhone case and discourage you from buying more cases.
What you need:
Step 1: Trace and cut your template. Phone cases usually come with a cardboard insert that is already the size of your phone. Use this as your template. Trace it over the printed paper or photo and cut.
Step 2: Do the same for the plastic. Since a bumper just covers the sides of your phone, you need to cut a piece of plastic to protect your paper design. Here I’m also recycling a clear plastic box. Skip this step if you have a case with a clear back.
Step 3: Trace the hole for the camera, and cut that out for both the paper and plastic. Use a puncher for rounded corners.
Remove the bottom cover of the puncher, the thing that catches all the punched-out circles. Then turn your puncher upside down, insert the plastic/paper. This way, you will see your mark for the camera hole to make punching more precise. Use a ruler and cutter to take out the pointy excess in the middle of the hole. Or you can also cut out that entire corner.
Step 4: Place the plastic first, then your design inside the bumper. Then your phone, of course!
I printed out photos and some of my scanned artwork, too. The possibilities are endless!
And how can you not have a Grumpy Cat case?