How to DIY a phone case all by yourself
By GB Blog Official 2017-10-17 10338 5
There are numerous reasons to use a bumper case on your phone. No matter how careful you may be when using the device, things happen: it can get dropped by accident or simply get dirty after frequent use. So, why not DIY one phone case to your liking.
Steps to DIY a phone case
First, let's go over the materials you will need: a tube of silicone (sold in any DIY store or home improvement store), a few spoons of cornstarch, dye (choose your favorite color), latex gloves, food film, rolling pin, knife, a plastic cup, plastic bowl, and, naturally, a phone.
Step 1. First, protect your phone by wrapping it in food film — as we will need to use it later in the case making process.
Step 2. Now, mix about half a plastic cup of silicone with your chosen dye. Add about seven small spoons of cornstarch into the concoction and mix.
Step 3. Make sure you have a clean working surface. Take the piece of colored silicone and use a rolling pin to make it into a smooth and thin rectangle.
Step 4. Now, place your phone (make sure it's covered in food film) in the middle of the rectangle.
Step 5. Leave about two centimetres to each side of the phone and use a knife to cut away the excess silicone.
Step 6. Fold the silicone edges onto the phone and leave the silicone to dry.
Note: if you want to further decorate your phone, this would be the time. For instance, you can add the imprints of your initials, carve the back of the case, add differently colored pieces of silicone and more.
Step 7. When the silicone is dry, use a knife to carefully cut off the excess material at the front. You should also see the your phone's camera slot, headphone jack and other openings imprinted on the inside of the case. Use a knife to carefully cut them out.
Step 8. There you go! Yous simple DIY phone case is ready — and you've made it all by yourself. It doesn't get any more personal than that.
DIY phone cases would make fun and inexpensive gifts for family and friends or could be an interesting project to try out with children or like-minded crafts lovers. However, if you don't want to DIY one by yourself, there a lot of cheap and fashionable phone cases right here on GearBest for you to choose.
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