This Instructable will guide you through the simple process of making your own real stone-covered cell phone case! Your phone will be well-protected - probably better than any commercially-sold case around!

Step 1: Materials for Stone Phone Case

Materials Needed:
  • Plaster of Paris & Disposable mixing bucket or bowl & mixing utensil
  • Modge Podge & Paint Brush to brush it on
  • Small Stones (I dug out all of mine from my front yard near my flower garden)
  • Basic Phone Case Shell (Simple phone case - nothing fancy)
  • Tacky Glue or some other type of Craft Glue
  • Disposable Gloves (optional)
<p>I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
I think it's cool. Should protect your phone quite well. However, I want to Eat it. It looks like one of the yummy-ist nut bars I've ever seen! Tee Hee!
Pretty fun! Don't eat it! :) You'll break your teeth! :)
Yeah! Funny!
This is the best do it yourself iphone case i have seen! It's amazing and i love how you can still see a hint of blue from your &quot;previous&quot; case. :)
Aww thank you so much bookworm! :) So nice! :) I really like it - still using it - get comments here and there. People are surprised to see a case like it! :) It's fun - very durable!
This is gorgeous!!!!
Thanks so much!! :)
Wow. Loved it :) <br>I'm soon gonna do it. Thanks for this awesome Instructable.
Oh good!! So glad you like it! I've been using mine for a while -dropped it too - still strong and fine. Must use the modge podge though to make it more flexible and less braky.
Your iphone rocks
Ha! Ha! &quot;Rocks&quot;. Like that.
You rock also!
That is so creative. I wonder if it would work on the hood of my car or maybe a T-shirt or maybe my underwear?!
You have to try it and let us know!!! :) haha the car would work! Underwear - ahhh...the not the best idea ;0
Because the phone is not heavy enough. Gotta make it heavier...
this is a great idea, and it looks so cool!!!
Thanks so much!
I love this idea
That would help allot finding it after dropping it :D
This is a cool idea, but how well has the plaster stood up? I am surprised it doesn't crack over time. Wouldn't a more flexible adhesive be more durable? Silicone or something?
Good question!!! Well, since I have several layers of modge podge over it (including the sides) it has not cracked. I've pulled it on and off a lot and even dropped it. The modge podge has made it a bit pliable or flexible. I'm not sure how well silicone would work or how fast it dries. But, modge podge is a definite option if you make it thick enough on the bottom. That would work for sure and keep it more flexible!
It's cool, but If imma cover ma iPhone 4 it makes it more heavier :D
Yeah it does definitely add a little weight!
This is such a great idea, I love it!!
Thanks Linda
Neat idea! It would be fun to do this with stones or shells collected on a vacation. Homemade souvenir :)
For sure
The Mod Podge coat really makes it pop, this looks great!
Thanks Mike! It did make it nice and shiny!
Wow, the case turned out so beautifully!! Good job!!
Thank you so much Jessie!
Great idea and instructable! Well done indeed! <br>
I know the secret of 100 stones :D. Very cool &amp; creative Holly. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes I wish to study back again but in a Design school.
Hi Tarun - thanks for the comment! You studied software architecture? I am in school now taking a lot of art classes - just learned about Industrial Design and want to go that route while I still can (not getting any younger here)...but will need to relocate. Tarun you have great style and I love your creations...even without schooling - seems like you have the passion to do something with it!
I am just a computer science graduate but I its been 14 years since I am in IT and I chose the software architecture path, so that makes me an Architect. I wish you all the best for your future Holly, you inspire me and whenever I make a post here, I always come back to see if you have commented :). Thank you so much Holly.
Thank you Tarun! You inspire me too with your passion for creating things and the amazing things you're making - I really like to see what you're making!

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