My second DIY project was published on Divine Caroline! I’m slightly obsessed with plaid (along with everyone else) so what better idea than to create a plaid iPhone case! I always do my best to come up with DIYs that don’t require tons of power tools or materials and are easy enough to do in a couple hours or less. This my friends is as easy as a DIY gets. A little fabric and some glue and you can create a super cute phone case! I’ve been carrying mine around for a couple weeks and love it. If you’re in need of a good stocking stuffer this is a great option.
Keep reading for the tutorial.
- Plaid fabric (a thrift shop shirt works well)
- clear fabric glue
- old iPhone case (Amazon has cheap options).
1. Trace the iPhone case onto the fabric with a pen, leaving about an inch on each side and about a quarter inch on the top and bottom. Mine was roughly 5 by 5.5 inches. You want to leave enough fabric so you can fold it over, creating a neat edge without fraying.
2. Cut out the shape you just traced.
3. Using a pen, mark the spots for the camera and volume buttons on the side. Cut those out as well.
4. Apply glue directly on the fabric around the camera and volume holes to stop the fraying. I applied glue on both sides of the fabric; let dry.
5. Apply glue to the iPhone case. I didn’t spread out the glue, but I would suggest doing so to avoid small glue bumps on the fabric once you are finished.
6. Place the fabric on the case and line it up with the camera and volume holes. Make sure the lines in your plaid are straight. I folded over both sides and glued them, and then created a neat edge by folding in the top and bottom. If you have to trim any extra edges so they don’t cover the holes, that’s fine. Make sure you apply enough glue on the corners so they stay in place.
If you missed my first DIY for Divine Caroline, check it out here.