iPod/iPhone case DIY

Whether you’re tired of paying top dollar for phone/iPod cases , or can’t find one that is just right for you.  This is an affordable way to have personalised cases just the way you like them.

What you will need

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Mod Podge – High temp Mini mod melts
  • Wax or Parchment paper
  • Scotch Tape
  • Nail Polish or Any kind of craft paint
  • If you choose craft paint-brushes
  • Phone/iPod

Photo 2016-08-14, 10 22 51 PMStep 1:  You will need you phone or iPod for this.  Measure your wax paper (or parchment) like you’re wrapping a present to make sure it will fit.





Photo by Crystal Gard @ http://www.gardhub.caStep 2:  Like a present fold the first side tight to the phone.  Then do the same the the other side, use scotch tape to secure this.





Photo 2016-08-14, 10 24 26 PMStep 3:  Now fold in the edges and secure with scotch tape as well. If there is any overhang on the sides then fold these in and secure with more tape.





Photo 2016-08-14, 10 25 48 PMStep 4:  Now that you  have your electronic wrapped and protected take a pen and outline all buttons , camera /flash and plug in’s.





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Photo 2016-08-14, 10 27 01 PMStep 5:  Now comes the Mod Podge and hot glue gun. Once heated  outline the electronic with the Podge.  Let this dry. Make sure to avoid the marked areas, Then once dry line Podge around all outlines and let dry again.



Photo 2016-08-14, 10 27 35 PMStep 6: Once the  outlining is completely dry, you will need to decide on your design.  For this DIY I have chosen a filled in background with love and a heart on it underlined.   Spell Love and draw the heart on the right. Now fill in all open areas. Let this all dry.  Once dry then redraw the wording with the heart and zig zag underline.  Let dry and repeat the wording one more time.  Now once dry this is the last time to make sure all spots are connected and the edging is complete.  Let this dry completely about 10-15 minutes.



Photo 2016-08-14, 10 29 21 PMStep 7:  Now tear away the wax (parchment) paper. Do this slowly to avoid damaging the case.  Once removed tear away as much paper as you can and remove it completely from the outlines areas.

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Photo 2016-08-14, 10 31 45 PMStep 8:  Choosing either Nail Polish or craft paint ( either will work) make your colour selections.  Paint the lettering, heart , zig zag & background.  Once dry give this a second coat and let it dry about 30-40 minutes.

Now you have your very own personalised case!

Photo by Crystal Gard @ https://www.gardhub.ca


Photo’s by Crystal Gard @ https://www.gardhub.ca

Author: Crystal Gard

I’m a 30 year old Canadian with 3 adorable cats! I’m an avid reader, scrapbooker, blogger, crafter including jewelery making , mixed media art, and watercolour art, among many others and of course cat lover!


26 thoughts on “iPod/iPhone case DIY

  1. Elizabeth O. says:

    How cool is that! There are a lot of DIYs out there when it comes to phone cases and I couldn’t be more impressed! This looks like a lot of fun.

  2. I always love to have different set of mobile cases so I can use them for different occasions. These are some wonderful ideas for personalized cases that are quiet affordable & very much creative as well.

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