diy {collage iPhone case}

12.14phonecase-1Last week I shared a few fun DIYs related to phones. Two of those projects involved clear phone cases (a scrapbook paper case by Amanda Rydell and a Pressed Flower Case by Claire McGibbon). Those projects got me wanting a clear case that I could change out often. I like change! I ordered a basic clear case off Amazon (recommended by my super awesome friend Brian J. Barki, MD).

Once my case arrived, I started looking around for scrap paper in a print I liked. I had one “A” card and envelope by Rifle Paper Co.. The card is one of my favorite designs, so I started with it.

12.14phonecase-01First I traced the case, then cut it a bit smaller. I traced the camera hole and cut it out with an X-acto knife.12.14phonecase-02I wanted to add more of the design, so I opened an envelope and cut out the biggest section that would fit the width of my phone and trimmed it to fit the case. Finally, I taped the two pieces together and put them inside my case. The case stayed this way for the first two days.12.14phonecase-04One day three, I decided I wanted to see more of the gold of the phone. On day four, I started cutting up some scrapbooking paper.12.14phonecase-06I cut two designs out of scrapbooking paper (Amy Butler paper) and added them to the Rifle Paper I previously cut. I was trying to cover the apple on the back of my phone and still leave a little gold showing. I taped the three pieces together and put them in the case.12.14phonecase-08It has been nearly a week and I am still sporting this design. I think it will hang around for a while.12.14phonecase-10

I posted about my case on Instagram over the weekend and my friend Emily pointed out she has free downloads to use on clear cases. Click here for a link to her designs.

Yay for cha – cha – cha – change!

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  • Megan CC - I got the same clear cover when I saw your instagram post about it, perfect timing since I just got a new phone and was looking for a cover. Emily’s downloads are really cute! Hope she makes some for the iPhone 6 soon. 🙂

  • Renata - Brilliant! Such a good idea.

  • Paige - I love these kinds of posts that show how to got from here to here. Its not always having the final picture in mind at the start, is it? And I love how to mashed together two favorite designer paper. What a cool case.

  • Bekah Decker - I need this. I am insanely picky about things like phone cases and I want to change them constantly. The clear case is so cool!

  • Erika - Love this! Is it possible to email you? i can’t figure out how to make that happen and wanted to send an advent thank you to your family…

  • kimberly oyler - you do this just to torture me, i know it.

  • Amy @thelittlefarmdiary - Oh Ashley, what a wonderful idea! Those cases can be so expensive and now thanks to you, I can make my own! Thanks for sharing the steps!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - These are so cute! Now i might just need a clear case 🙂 I love how you made it look 3D!