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DIY Phone Case

I carry my cell phone with me everywhere—I pretty much feel naked without it! And just like my clothes, I want my cell phone to make a statement about who I am. That is why a pretty cell phone case is very important to me. I could spend a ton of money on the perfect case or . . . I could just make my own and have it be exactly what I want. 

I found some super-inexpensive cases at Walmart for $5.00. At that price, I decided to buy three so I could play around with different looks. For the Inspire/Create/Share case, I recolored the digital stamp from MDS’s Hooray For Today Stamp Brush Set and printed it on Whisper White Cardstock; for the black and white case, I used Modern Medley Designer Series Paper; and I embellished the last case by combining a picture of my girls and MDS’s “Family is everything” digital stamp from the Hooray for Today Stamp Brush Set. I then printed it on Whisper White Cardstock.

I traced around the case with a pencil. (Since the case is see-through, I was able to see to center it and trace.) If you can’t find a see-through case, just measure your case and draw the lines on the paper with a ruler. Then lay the case down and trace around the corners to get the exact measurement of the corners and the camera lens hole.

After you cut your paper to the exact size of your case, use a paint brush to completely cover the top of the case with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Adhere the paper to the case and let it dry; then, using a paint brush, completely cover the case with Crystal Effects to make it water-resistant and more durable. Let it dry. You now have your very own custom case!

Arika B.
Concept Artist


  • Doris B

    Feb 11

    Absolutely love this idea!

  • Grace Keogh

    Feb 11

    What a great way to use the digital program. I love the personal touch this gives to the phonecase.

  • samantha staggs

    Feb 11

    that's an amazing idea. thank you for sharing. I am going to run out and do that tomorrow. thank you so much