Did you know that over 61 percent of Americans have a cracked phone screen? Unfortunately, we drop our phones without a moment’s notice and end up with damaged devices.
The best way to protect our phones is with the help of phone cases. Some are for style, while others are heavy-duty versions that provide complete protection.
It can be challenging to find a stylish phone case that can protect your phone too. But what if I told you it’s possible and that you don’t have to buy it?
Instead, we’ll teach you how to make custom phone cases. Read on for more insight.
Some of the best phone cases to make are silicone cases. They’re sturdier than felt and hot glue phone cases that use parchment paper for the covering.
So before you begin, you’ll need a few things such as:
- Parchment paper
- Clear silicone
Wearing gloves protects your hands from the chemicals. Parchment paper protects your work surface—whether a countertop or dining table. Also, make sure you’re working in a well-ventilated area because silicone has a strong odor.
Pour about three tablespoons of silicone and five tablespoons of cornstarch into a bowl. These measurements don’t need to be exact, but you want to ensure you have more cornstarch than silicone.
Clear silicone would be best because you can add coloring to enhance the case’s look. You can find it in most home improvement stores.
Knead Everything Together and Roll It Out
Hopefully, your gloves are already on because next comes the fun part—kneading the ingredients. You’ll need to need everything together until the silicone turns into dough.
Don’t worry if the mixture doesn’t come together initially. The crumbly texture might turn you off, but that’s normal. Keep kneading, and you’ll get the intended result in no time.
After the kneading is complete, use a rolling pin to smooth it out. You’ll want to roll it out until it’s slightly larger than your phone case. Place your phone in the center, facing upwards, and ensure equal parts of the dough are sticking out on the sides.
Making the Case
Wrap the dough over the sides of your phone—you can use a smooth tool like a spatula to make it easier for yourself. If you see any wrinkles or creases, smooth them out, but try not to be too rough.
Afterward, flip the phone over and make designs using a stamp or small pin. If you need some help, discover more inspirational ideas by following the link provided.
Your New Phone Case Is Here
Don’t remove your phone from the silicone casing just yet. It still needs to dry, which could take two to 24 hours. You’ll know it’s dry when it turns solid.
Then you can pull your phone out and make indentations for your camera, buttons, and headphone jack. Cut off the extra silicone, smooth it out with sandpaper, and voila, you just became a pro at making custom phone cases.
Here’s How to Make Custom Phone Cases
Now that you understand how to make custom phone cases, you can try your hand at different types and designs. You’ll never have to go case shopping again now that making phone cases at home is an option.
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