A couple months ago I upgraded my iPhone to the 6s plus, and not only is it gigantic (which I LOVE), but the phone cases are pretty expensive and hard to find! I decided that instead of paying forty bucks for a phone case, I would DIY a bunch of CHEAP cases from Amazon and have options. After years of iPhone life the one thing I know for sure is that phone cases do not last forever. Even the fanciest ones I’ve owned have gotten worn out pretty quickly.
If you’re feeling these vibes and in the mood for some SIMPLE DIY, then this blog post is for you!
Step One: Find an inexpensive case (or three!) on Amazon or eBay. I used this case for my 6s Plus. Any inexpensive, clear case will work.
Idea 1: Holographic Duck tape! Have you seen this stuff? I picked up this mini roll at the craft store and just used a couple strips of it to add a pattern to my case. SUPER easy, and removable too.
Idea 2: Googly eyes. I used a couple glue dots to adhere these eyes to my clear case. It’s kind of silly, I know, but I don’t know…I love it. Haha! Great for a kid’s phone too. I need to make one of these for my niece’s phone.
Side note—kids with phones these days! Am I right?
Idea 3: Sequins trapped inside. This is my personal favorite. I’ve been using my case like this since last week when I took these photos. It’s really cute and simple! And the sequins really do not move that much once they’re in there. I was worried they might try to slide out the camera hole, but it hasn’t been an issue.
So yeah, this is probably my favorite phone case in a while, and it was under 10 bucks to make!!
On a kind of related note, I’ve noticed that the kinds of D.I.Y. projects I am drawn to making lately are changing! I am in a place where I either want to do an epic home project (like a statement wall or some kind of huge customizing project) or something REALLY simple and quick like this. Where are YOU at with D.I.Y.?? I would be really interested to hear what projects (or recipes) you’ve made from ABM, if any!
Hope you guys are having an awesome morning! Our heads are still spinning from the A Color Story launch yesterday. Thank you SO MUCH for your support! 🙂 xx- Elsie
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Elsie Larson and Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.
This is really cool and informative post! I have this Blue Sperm Whale Silicone Case looks really good as well! Can you make a post for an underwater theme phone case ? Thank you! Looking forward to it!
I love your blog, I had already add it to my bookmark. Thanks for helping me to know the wonderful ideals to customize phone case.
These are so cute! I especially like the sequin one. Sophie xx
Amazing! Love this idea!
I’m so accident prone I HAVE to have those ugly, chunky cases. But, these are adorable and a girl can dream right? (;
My husband (at my request) and I have both made a bunch of DIY projects you guys shared! Your dining room table, the honeycomb shelves, and a hand-stamped wall are my favorites. Keep ’em coming! I’m always inspired. (Side note: I miss Josh’s projects! Maybe someday you’ll reunite for some new tutorials?) xox.
These are all so cute! I especially love the sequin one 🙂
Not a huge fan of phone cases, but then again I don’t own an Iphone 😛
I have made the ring dishes mentioned earlier too, together with a friend. I have also tried some recepies, the almond butter with figs was fantastic! So thank you! Then I like to look up and try some of the shops you feature.
Next project will be photorelated, covering my exchange semester in Paris!
Honestly, I don’t really like were your DIY’s are going. The big DIY projects, like furniture, are most of the time cool to see but are way too specific and big to make. I mean, when I see a closet or table you made, I don’t really feel like making that exact same piece of furniture. These big home projects just don’t always fit each house.
And I’m always in for cool little DIY’s, but I don’t think you can really call this a DIY anymore (I mean it’s just: put the sequins in the cover you bought). And that’s the feeling I have on a lot of DIY projects lately. I sure think ‘I can do this’ but it’s nothing cool or creative really, so I usually don’t.
I don’t mean to insult you or anything, just letting you know what I think (:
I really hope you give the DIY’s a boost, because I still think that that’s what lies at the core of your blog.
I’ve been reading your blog for years now and the last months were just a little bit disappointing for me. I’m sorry for saying this.
Love reading your blog. Have a nice week.
Thanks for getting the song stuck in my head. (:
I’ve done sharpie mugs, marbled ring dishes out of clay (favorite project ever!), and the grilled cheese with apple recipe Emma posted maybe a couple of months ago.
What I love about your posts though is that while I don’t always make exactly a project you post, I love reading them and they usually inspire me to create other things. For example, these phone cases are super cute. I already have a case but the ideas have given me a slightly different idea to add some gold washi tape of some sort to make some stripes on my case that I have. I can’t wait to get the tape!
Love the sequins case!
I love this idea, I love creating new things but for me its food not cute cases I create fun food with a twist! I will have to try making ones of these even thought I’m not crafty!
Awesome to hear!!
YAY! I love that one too.
People like you are SO interesting to me, Kaelyn. Loyal readers who haven’t made any projects. It really makes want to think outside the box about content that would be useful to you. But also it’s fun to know that people enjoy reading ABOUT projects even if they don’t have time to don’t want to actually make them.
YUM! I love that salad too!
Walls are so much fun!
I get it though, Jeremy HATES repainting more than anything. So I feel a lot of pressure to get it right the first time. But that doesn’t always happen!
Oh yeah, these are just foam boards from the craft store! Almost all my walls are white. :))
That sounds so cute!!
:)) Love Ban.do!