Introduction: Customize Your Phone

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I thought my phone to be a bit boring, but nice phone cases are only avaidible for the I-phone
so I used some contact paper to make myself one.
I'f choosen a wood print, but its available in every color.
also on my blog :

Step 1: Supplies

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you'll need:
-phone or other device
-scissors
-stanley knife
-contact paper

Step 2: Cut

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Cut a pice of contact paper, it has to be bigger than the cover, the edges are round and you can always cut away excess.

Step 3: Paste

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pull the back of te paper of and put the case upon the sticky side, and press it flat.

Step 4: Cut Again

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cut with the stanly knife the paper away at the places you want uncovered.
Cut in the corners so you can fold them around

Step 5: Finish

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you can blow the corners with a hair dryer to make them more flat.
now your done!
If you dont really like it, you can just pull it of, again is the hair dryer usefull to soften the plastic a bit so you can peel it easier

Comments

mcfunworld made it! (author)2015-01-07

I made this on my phone and instead I used camp duct tape and I have seen that duct tape works just as good and you can get it in a lot of patterns at walmart

yash3339 (author)2013-07-28

Your pictures are as awesome as the instructable.

evilution (author)2012-04-12

The edges are a bit messy but that's to be expected with this sort of vinyl.
If you search for "wrapping vinyl" or "3M D-noc" on eBay you can buy small sections of this specialist vinyl that, when heated, will easily form around complex shapes.

fatboy07 (author)2012-04-12

very nice.. I use a corbon fiber sticker to make a new look of my crappy phone.. :)

kaatryn (author)2012-04-09

What a clever idea!

hdhiman1 (author)2012-04-08

NIce instructable :)
you can also use a hot air gun instead of a hair dryer
will be trying it on my older phones.

chrissysno (author)2012-04-08

Great idea! Really nice looking! I'm going to try it.

jessyratfink (author)2012-04-08

That's gorgeous. I'm going to need to do this to my iphone. It's very old and the back is not very pretty anymore. :)

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