Thursday

Iphone covers on the cheap

I am super excited about this post today!  I have always LOVED the iphone covers from daninotes, but $55 for a phone case is just not in my budget.  Not to mention I think my husband would freak if I told him I was paying that much for one.  So, my wheels started to turn and I came up with an idea for a knock off version.  I still love the daninotes ones, but for the price difference I'll stick with mine.  

So, I started with this clear case purchased from here for $5.


Then I created a template on my computer using Microsoft publisher.  You could also do this with scrapbook paper if you wanted to but I wanted to personalize it with the monogram.  Check out this website for some free patterned backgrounds.


Then, I cut it out and traced a hole to cut out for the camera lens.  I just used an exacto knife to remove that portion.


and now I have lots of fun patterned inserts to customize my new cover!  The possibilities truly are endless with this one.  These are just a few I created one afternoon, but I'm already working on a few more.  You simply slip the patterned insert into the clear cover and place you phone in the case and voila!  The other nice thing is that the pattern will never wear off because the paper is protected by the case, pretty cool huh?  And of course you could do this with any phone, I just happen to have an iphone.


I'm in a chevron/yellow kind of mood right now so that's what I went with for today, but that could change, and when it does I'll just switch it out. 









37 comments:

jandjhome said...

OK, I WANT one of these. How can I get my hands on one? Can you share your templates or sell them? LOVE this idea. I've been after the grey and yellow Daninotes one for a while, but I can't justify spending that amount on my phone. XOXO

Emily said...

You. Are. Awesome. I would never in a million years have thought of this! Love it!

penelopejoseph said...

you are crazy good!

Cheeky D said...

Adorable...great idea!

Joseph's Grainery Recipes said...

Brilliant!

AJ said...

This is a great idea! I rarely ever comment here but I just have to tell you how talented you are and how much I love your blog! Keep the innovative ideas coming!

A Home Blog said...

love it. amazing. you should sell them b/c I know I would never actually make it myself. im very computer savvy. i would totally buy one off of you!

amber said...

love this idea! thanks for sharing :)

Audrey said...

Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Brittney said...

This is AWESOME! thanks for sharing- I'll def. be trying this soon! :)

SHERRY HART said...

Speechless...amazing how great it looks!

Mellodee said...

They look great, but I do not have an Iphone (I'm a techno-dinosaur!). However, that lovely lamp is speaking to me. It's beautiful and an unusual shape and material.

Karen said...

Awesome! Love this idea. Karen

Scott and Rebekah said...

Can you post a template for this?!

Aimee said...

LOVE this idea! I featured it on Sprik Space's FB page today. :)

Lovely Little Nest said...

This is an absolutely GENIUS idea! I hope you don't mind me stealing it! :)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Oh my gosh! I loooove this! I'm going to post it on my blog next week, of course giving all props to you! Very, very cool! I can't wait to try it out myself:)

Sadie + Stella said...

Neatest idea! Just found your blog and am now following! Absolutely love it!

www.sadieandstella.blogspot.com

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

I love this idea! I'm a new follower!

Jessica said...

This is brilliant! I have the clear case already and am going to make some patterns for myself right now!

Jenny said...

this. is. amazing!!!! I hope I can pull this off I couldn't bring myself to buy the $55 cases either!

Elsa said...

This is genius! I have the Dani Notes chevron one but I change my mind constantly and was looking at something new. Will have to give this a try!

KawKaw said...

I would love to do this! would you mind attaching your template!?!

Mandy said...

Wow those are fabulous!! Now I am just wishing I had an iphone.

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Mindy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Perfect timing too because my college aged dd & I are getting iphones in the next week or two (our first smartphones - so excited!). Would love to know how you created the monogram. Did you create that on Microsoft Publisher also or did you find it someplace on the web? What an amazing idea!!!

Molly said...

That is the most brilliant thing I've seem in awhile!!!! I too love those cutie covers thank you so much for sharing how to make my own!!!! I can't wait!!

bethgirl said...

Awesome! I'm due a new phone in August, and have my heart set on the iPhone. Already planning how to "bling my ring" once I get it. This is great!!!

The Weinbergs said...

What a great idea! Would you mind sharing the template or dimensions you used to create these? thanks for sharing!

Tamsyn said...

What a brillant idea, I can't wait to make one for myself :)

michelle said...

What a great idea! I'm having a hard time just deciding on one case, now I can design my own!

Karlita said...

loved this idea!!

トリー バーチ(tory burch) said...

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Lucy said...

love this idea! thanks for sharing :)



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Mrs. DeVore said...

Can you tell me where to buy the cell phone covers? ALso is there blank ones for other brands. I do abstract art and would love to put them in there.

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Mrs. DeVore said...

I bought it on Ebay, I'm sure they have lots for different ones for different phones. Using abstract art with them sounds like a great idea!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Bethany, I just did a search and found a site (Cell Phone Shop) and they cell the clear ones for $2.99. Just wanted to share. Thank you so much for your help. Will post when I have them done.

Mrs. DeVore said...

ok, great! I paid more for mine so that's a great deal. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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