While detailed information about scooters is only a click away, there are some things you can’t get by simply opening up a browser page. When this is the case, a certain category of people prefers solving the problem with their own hands and amazing brain instead of buying them.
Phones are definitely one of the epitomes of our lives in terms of what we do with them and how much we stare at them every day. From calling to texting, and even video-conferencing, you can do pretty much anything with a good phone so it’s only natural that we protect them since they can be expensive to replace.
As nice as they are, they also tend to break easily so we have to take great care of them but with what? Store-bought cases can often be bland and uninspiring for the truly artistic people among us and since we don’t have the courage to go caseless because we love our phones, we’ve designed a couple of DIY ones that you’ll simply love no matter how handy you are.
Marbleize a Clear Case
In order to get this thing done, you’ll need a large cooking bowl, to begin with, some nail varnish in as many colors as possible, about a jug of water, a pair of latex medical gloves just to be on the safe side and, of course, a plain phone case. Just buy a cheap one so you’re not sorry later if things don’t go as planned.
The first thing is pouring the water into the bowl. After that, you have to drizzle the nail varnish into the bowl and use the different colors you brought to create a cool, awesome-looking pattern. While holding the case by the top, so near the hole made for your camera, lower it into the bowl and slide it around a few times. Don’t cover the whole case though, just part of it.
The next part is simply letting it dry for a while so you can see how it will turn up. If you’re not the patient type, you can also opt to spray it with quick-dry nail spray and get the same results faster. In the meantime, add some more color to your bowl and repeat what you did before, making sure you cover the whole case this time then let it dry again.
Cross Stitch a Phone Case
This is a more difficult endeavor to get done but certainly not impossible. You’ll need a cross-stitch project that’s still small enough to be able to fit into the case without encumbering your view of the camera and without interfering with your speaker, charging ports, etc.
Furthermore, get a pair of very sharp embroidery scissors, some seam sealant, a pencil, and last but not least, a clear phone case that fits your phone’s model since that’s what you will be working on.
Okay, let’s get this show on the road: First things first, you need to wash and fully dry your stitching if this is not something you’ve already done. If you need a tutorial for it, there’s quite a number of them to choose from online.
Lay the phone case over your stitching, making sure it’s clearly centered. Once again, you want to make sure that your phone ports, openings, and anything else like that doesn’t come over stitched areas since you’ll only be throwing away material by cutting it afterward.
Now, with great precision, trace the outline of your case onto the fabric, as well as that of your ports and openings. Using that pair of very sharp scissors we mentioned, cut the fabric right along those lines. Put your stitching into the case and check for any areas that need to be adjusted or cutaway. You may sometimes need to trim the outer edges a little during this step.
Once you’re happy with how they turned out, seal the edges using a fine line of seam sealant, and then you have to wait for it to dry. Once that’s also done, put your stitching into the case, get your phone in, go out, and get ready for all the compliments you’ll receive for your unique and creative phone case.