February 5, 2012

DIY Phone Case

I confiscated this studded trim from my MIL after she bought it and it didn't work for a project she had in mind. I was glad to to take it. There's a million things I could put it on, obviously, but I wanted to pimp out my phone case. It's hard to find unique, cool and acceptable phone cases for droids. They're all stupid. All the good ones are for iPhones. Can you tell I feel left out about all of this?

This was easy and took about an evening but only because you have to let the glue dry completely or the trim will just come right off. I tested it out first on an old broken phone case to see if it would work. The problem I had was that the phone cases I bought are rubberized so they're really soft and glue doesn't stick to them very well. E 6000 glue would have probably worked best but the knock-off gorilla glue I used ended up working fine though.

basic phone case
studded trim

This trim is cool because you don't have to deal with individual studs and having to make sure they're all lined up perfectly. I think she found this trim at Joanns fabric & craft. I still have a bunch left over but I'm no exactly sure what to put it on quite yet. I have to resist the urge to stud everything I own.
 Take trim and lay over back of phone case to cut it to the necessary length.
 Be sure to cut out a spot for your camera or speaker depending on the type of phone you have.
 Use a brush to spread an even amount of glue over phone case and on the back of the studded trim. Let glue dry for about 15- 20 minutes before putting them together. These are what the instructions on my glue instructed but it may be different depending on they type of glue you have. After you've had a beer or two while waiting for the glue to dry and become tacky you can lay the trim on top of the back of the phone case, press firmly together and let it dry over night. I had some glue over spill that I was able to get rid of with an exacto knife. Be careful not to get any glue on top of the trim because it will eat away at the shiny exterior and will make it look dull. It didn't take my brother long to notice where  I messed up with the glue the first two seconds he saw it. Family member are excellent at pointing out your mistakes aren't they? Thanks bro!!

All done!

We're taking our computer in this week to get a thorough check up so I have another DIY scheduled for this week because I won't be able to use it for awhile. This week should be a full blog week on here.

Did you see my "I Awesome Sauce You" Valentine Pillow DIY?
I wrote a little something here.


Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

Bitchin'! There aren't any really good Droid covers. All of mine are just plain bright colors, which is kinda lame.

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