Hurricane Crafts...DIY iPhone Case

So Hurricane Sandy has everyone stuck indoors.  Some of us like that.  It gives us an opportunity to do what we love...CRAFT!

I had the idea of designing my own iPhone case cover for awhile.  There are so many clever and cute cases out there, but my crafty bug kicked in and said what we crafters love to say, "Hmmm...I can make that."

Here's a quick, easy project that took less than an hour to make.  The idea came from a pin we spotted on Pinterest (swoon).

I forgot to take a picture of just the plain case I got from the dollar store (woot), so I took a picture of the inside to give you an idea of what the case looked like.

This is a regular sheet of 12 x12 scrapbook paper by Recollections.  It's purrty.
Words cannot explain the joy you get from Mod Podging things. All the supplies you need are a thin piece of scrapbook paper (not cardstock), a plastic iPhone case, Mod Podge (or glue will work as well), and a brush.  Trace around the phone and make sure you leave about an inch of paper around where you traced to fold over the inside.  Use the brush to put Mod Podge on the white side of the paper.  Place the phone on the spot where you traced and begin to fold. 

Using an exacto knife, carefully cut out the space for your camera.  I cut out my initials on my Cricut to add the monogram (because I'm obsessed with monograms and they should be on everything).  Let dry for about 15-20 minutes and then add a layer of Mod Podge to the outside of the paper.  It creates a seal and transforms your paper to a shell.  Allow time to dry again before testing it out on your phone.

My current phone case (again, yes, I love purple) and my newly created case.

Turned out pretty nice if I say so my self.
 Now I have a personalized, personalized iPhone case.  This is so easy, I may have to make a few more in various colors.  A Chic Lady needs options. 

What are some of your favorite rainy day activities?


  1. I'm so obsessed with mod podge it's unreal, lol. I love love love this! So pretty : )

    1. Thanks! Mod podge is thee best. There are several other projects we're going to use it on!

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  3. What sort of a cover did you use? Was it a hard case or gel case? Do you reckon it will work with gel or silicone ones?

    1. Hello NewbieAround! The case was a hard one that I found at Dollar Tree. With Mod Podge, I believe it has to be a hard surface like plastic or wood. Hope this helps and thanks for checking our blog!


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