Custom iPhone Cover

December 12th, 2011

Over 1 month ago, I finally paid for my first cell phone.
{All the other cell phones I have had, I got them for free.}

I made the hard decision, and got myself an iPhone.  WAHOO!!   :)

Long before the phone ever arrived….well, even before I ordered it….I started looking online for cell phone covers.

I had no idea how many different ones are available, and how hard the decision would be to make to pick just one.

At one point, I was inspired by another blogger who designed her iPhone cover by taking her own picture and uploading it to a site and getting it that way.  After I looked at the site and the costs, I immediately had a different idea in mind.

After a stop by the book store on the campus I work, my idea was put in to action.
I then spent my lunch break crafting.
{I love it when I can do that!}

My idea….get a clear cell phone cover and design my own inserts that I can change out as I want.

Using PowerPoint {because it does a nice job of making ‘pictures’ when I’m at the office} I pulled together some fun digital scrapbook papers and elements and designed my own personal cover……that can be changed in the future.

{The design pictured is actually my second attempt, since I rearranged things because of the wording on the bottom.  I didn’t notice it the first time.}

After I got home, I took a look at the Lost & Found Christmas papers, which are part of Jen’s line.  I had a friend select 4 Christmas papers for me to use, because I couldn’t make up my mind on which ones to use.

To complete your own custom iPhone {or any type of phone for that matter} cover, you will need a CLEAR cover, a digital design or scrapbook paper, a pencil, an exacto knife, and a mat to cut on.

As you can tell in the picture below, I made the digital design much bigger than it needed to be.  I wanted to be sure I had plenty of extra room to work with or mess up.

I traced the cover on to the design, then cut it out.  Cutting out the camera opening served to be the biggest problem for me.

Just be sure that you cut it out the correct way, so that the camera hole will actually match up!  {I messed that up on one of the papers.}

Paper number 1 for the 1st week of December.

Because I have 4 different Christmas papers cut out, I decided that I would change it out every week.

Once Christmas time passes, I will just keep changing up the paper or digital design to what I feel like, as often as I feel I need to.

I think that makes this the best type of cover!

Instead of spending $30-40 per each cover, I spent $20 on one clear cover.

To change it out will be free or just a few cents if I find a fun scrapbook paper.

Another idea would be to insert pictures of your kids {if you have them}, your favorite niece/nephew/pet, scraps of material glued to a piece of paper, etc.

Don’t let the cell phone cover companies limit what you can do with your cell phone.

I think your phone should represent you, not what is available for you to purchase.

Happy Creating!

5 Responses to “Custom iPhone Cover”

  1. DoggiNo says:

    This really is a great idea ! They look awesome. Now all I need is an iPhone *giggle*

  2. Mindy W says:

    Sweet idea! I agree with DoggiNo- now to get an iPhone!

  3. Heather says:

    Love this idea! Adding clear cover to my shopping list. :)

  4. alicia king says:

    very cute and clever Nicole! i love it! wish i had an i.phone! my husband is sure missing having his, we got the free myTouch phones from Tmobile, my first ever up to date phone, and he says it doesn’t compare to his i.phone lol!

  5. dana says:

    it worked out great Love it.Amazon has clear covers for 3$

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