So, after weeks of hunting down the stores and getting frustrated because I couldn’t find any phone case that would fit my phone, I decided to make one. ^_^ Yummy ice cream cupcake phone case! (now, I’m craving for one..ugh)
I searched for some YouTube tutorials and found some pretty amazing ones. This is my version of Isa’s World cupcake mobile phone case tutorial. You can check out the video here at DIY crafts: cupcake mobile case EVA foam Isa and do check her YouTube channel also. There are lots of DIY tutorials in her channel that I’m dying to try! But…first things first!
The materials needed:
- Cling wrap
- Pencil/color pencils
- Glue (I used shoe glue) and Elmer’s Glue (for the glossy effect)
- EVA Foam
- Oil Pastels (for shading)
Decide on the phone case design you want (you can search the web for inspiration or make one of your own). After a bit of trial and error, I came up with this:
Once you have the design on hand, cut and trace it on the EVA foam which will become the base of your phone case. (It’s up to you what the main color would be..go crazy if you like ^_^)
Cut it until you have two identical parts like this:
Now, get your phone and measure its thickness. Cut the black eva foam using the thickness you measured. Its length will depend on your phone, but please note to take out an inch or so as indicated by the arrow. Example: My phone measured 17.4 inches so the black strip’s length was 16 inches.
Glue it together until you have something that look like this:
Once the glue dries, wrap your phone with a cling wrap (to protect it) and put the black strip around it like this. (sorry, I’m so bad at explaining things but you get it right?)
Put glue on the black strip and get the base you cut beforehand and place your phone (with the black strip) on it. Press a bit to ensure that the glue sticks and holds.
Get the second part of the green eva foam you have cut beforehand and place it on top to get the general shape of the phone and cut it like this. Now you have your top!
Cut some eva foam strips and roll it to form something like the one in the picture. This will serve as some sort of pillars as to not make the case hollow on the sides.
Place and glue the rolled strips all over the sides and then glue the front cover on top of it.
Measure the current thickness and cut a green strip to seal the sides.
Now, it’s time to put the ice cream cupcake design on the back. Cut and trace the design on the eva foam.
You can shade the eva foam using pastels or watercolors to add more depth.
Once you are satisfied, it’s time to put everything together on the back. ^_^
You can press your phone to the eva foam to create some indentation of the camera so that you’ll know where you’ll need to cut.
and now, you’re done!
If you like some glossy effect, you can slather some Elmer’s glue on it (but the smell of the Elmer’s glue on it isn’t really something I’m fond of…hopefully it will fade away in time?.. i wish..)
The End… lol… ^_^