How to Create Custom Phone Cases

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How to Create Custom Phone Cases
Rhinestones create a custom look. (Jeffrey Hamilton/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Transform your boring phone case with some glitz. Whether you have a smartphone or basic flip phone, mobile devices are essential for communication. Phone cases can be customised to flaunt your personal fashion in a similar way to your wardrobe. Fashion exhibits your individuality. There are a few things to keep in mind when you are creating custom phone cases.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Toothpick
  • Tweezers
  • Glue
  • Rhinestones
  • Embellishments

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  1. 1

    Buy a plain case that fits your phone. A clear one will work best because you will be able to use it with any colour of rhinestones and embellishments. It is cheaper to buy phone cases online, at such sites as eBay.

  2. 2

    Browse a craft store. The scrapbook section is the best place to look for flat-back rhinestones and other embellishments. Buy a glue that you can use with rhinestones, such as E-6000, cement or epoxy glues.

  3. 3

    Clean the phone case surface thoroughly with a mild detergent or plain soap and water. A phone case free of any debris or residue will guarantee that you will be able to affix the rhinestones properly.

  4. 4

    Set up your work space with embellishments, glue, tweezers and toothpick. Arrange the embellishments on your phone case to be certain you like the placement before gluing.

  5. 5

    Apply the cement or epoxy glue to the flat-back rhinestones and embellishments using a toothpick with your dominant hand. Hold the rhinestone with tweezers in your other hand.

  6. 6

    Affix the rhinestones and embellishments using your tweezers. Glue the larger embellishments down first and then fill in empty areas with the smaller rhinestones. Place rhinestones close together.

  7. 7

    Find any loose rhinestones and embellishments by brushing your hand over the phone case once the glue is dry. Replace any embellishments or rhinestones that did not adhere correctly.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose small rhinestones to fit the curves of the phone case.
  • Allow the glue on your custom phone case to dry for 24 hours.

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