I got a new iPhone over the weekend - upgraded to a 4 - and decided to make my own case (of course, right?). I love rotating my case every once in awhile, kinda like how I like to rotate purses. Well instead of shelling out $20 a case, I decided to be a bit more savvy. So I give you my iPhone 4 case tutorial...
DIY iPhone 4 Case Tutorial
scrapbook paper of choice
Step one: Trace your iPhone (sans case) onto back of scrapbook paper. I put mine up against one of the edges so I only had to cut 3 sides. Cut out.
Step two: See if your cut out fits in your case. I had to trim a little off all the sides to get it to fit. You don't need to trim a lot at all. Once it fits snug in there without bunching trace the camera hole onto the front of you paper.
Step three: To cut out the small hole I used small scissors and snipped out the corner of the paper. The hole in the case covers it up so no one will realize you snipped it out. Cut out the hole. I trimmed a little outside my trace line so no paper would show through the hole.
Step four: Place the paper in the case and put your phone back in the case. Voila! Done!
Now you never have to buy a case again! Make all kinds of cases to go with your mood or even the season! Once you've done one, you can use it as a guide :)
I plan on making several to switch out. I'm thinking houndstooth for Fall with some monogram action. Then something fun for Christmas and Thanksgiving.
If you have a cricut you can add some other elements to make it unique. I might even try a picture :)