First of all, you need to know that I’m not the DIY person. I never in particularly enjoyed handicraft work and if it hadn’t been for photography I probably would have failed in art class. So, forgive me if the end results don’t look perfect, but it’s the thought that counts 😉
The first time I’ve seen something similar was probably on YouTube but I never found time to try it out for myself.
What You Need
- a pattern or picture you like
- scissors or cardboard cutter
- transparent mobile case
I assume the most difficult thing to purchase is a transparent phone case but I found mine on Amazon.
Step By Step Guide
1. The Pattern
First of all, you want to decide on a nice pattern or a photograph which you’d like to use for your phone cover. I was inspired by some amazing drawings by Milly on her Instagram account. You really need to check it out if you enjoy floral designs! I wished I could draw like her and make myself a self-drawn case.
After choosing some patterns I like I’ve copied them into a Word document and printed them out.
If you like the ones I’ve chosen, then you can download the Word document here.
After printing them you can place your transparent cell case right on the paper in order to figure out the nicest section of the pattern.
2. Outlining The Form
Now you just need to outline your mobile case directly on the pattern. It’s okay if you draw the borders with a pencil on the patterns as you need to cut it even a little bit smaller than you’ve plotted it as it needs to fit into the case properly.
3. Cut, Cut And Cut
I hate this part. I’ve always detested cutting something with a scissor. Probably because I’m not the most patient person.
4. The Fitting
After you’ve cut the pattern to the proper form you need to see if it’s already small enough. Just try and if needed cut the sides more off until it suits well in your transparent case. For my first DIY Phone Case I needed several attempts and re-cuttings.
5. Cutting Out More
This DIY is definitely not challenging as it was even manageable for me. But I guess this part is probably the hardest. After you fitted your pattern correctly in the mobile case you need to cut out the parts where your camera and the flashlight of your phone are. For this, draw again the outline of the parts needed to be cut out and then use a sharp pencil to sting a hole into the paper. After you have a little hole you can either cut the holes with a scissor or the better solution is if you take a cardboard cutter. Unfortunately, I found only after making my DIY Phone Case that we had a such a cutter in the cupboard.
Now after this fifth and last step, you hold a brand new DIY Phone Case in your hand. And the best thing about it, is that you have an individual one. You cannot choose your own pattern or photograph but also change is as much as you wish.
I do really enjoy the pattern of the black and white mandala. Nonetheless, I also made that night a second one which I now have as my cover. I guess the leaves are more appropriate for the spring time 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my rather short and easy DIY.
Wishing you happy crafting and a nice weekend 🙂
And if you made or already have a DIY Mobile Case then let me know in the comments.