If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday, you can do what I did and make a custom phone case. You don’t need any fancy supplies, and you can make them yourself for pennies and give your phone a new look every day if you choose. I’ve had a bulky, unattractive case on my phone for years and decided it was boring and I wanted to bling it up without purchasing several pricey cases. So here’s what I did….
First order a clear phone case from Amazon (one that fits your model) or head to a local store and pick one up. If you have an older phone you will need to order it, I found stores only tend to keep the newest models accessories in stock. Plus if you order it you pay around $3, where they run about $20 in the store. I still have an iphone 4S so this is the cover I picked up.
When you open the package there will be a template that mimics a paper phone, don’t throw that away it will be used as a template to make all the fun new covers for your phone. All you need to buy is scrapbook paper in the fun designs and colors that catch your eye. You will also need a pencil and a pair of scissors. Here’s how super duper easy it is.
1. Place the phone template inside the clear cover and trace around any openings that will need to be cut out (in my case it was the camera lens).
2. Cut out the openings and place the template onto your scrapbook paper…..trace…..cutout…..stand back and admire. (I find small scissors work best).
Simple right? And now you can have tons of fun new phone covers. I change mine out everyday to either match what I’m wearing or just pick a fun one just because.
Just a reminder: These make fun inexpensive gifts (Valentine, Easter, Christmas, Birthday). I have a new addiction for sure.
It’s a fun way to get the designer look for almost nothing.
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