Thursday, February 23, 2012

DIY :: Make your own iPhone Case + freebie

When I first saw this post on craftgawker my head nearly exploded. I have a problem. I almost immediately get over my iPhone cases, and want new ones, but they're so expensive. Using a clear iPhone case gives me the option of replacing my art every single day if I want!

All you need is this or this clear iPhone case and a template, but I couldn't find a template online, so I made my own. It fits seamlessly into the Incase Snap Case or the iLuv Sleek Hardshell Case. Just place the art inside of the clear case and there you have it! A new case!

Here is the blank EPS template, for those of you who use Illustrator and want to make your own.


I also made these designs for myself. Feel free to download below. Update, I made sure the designs print on an 8.5 x 11 page! Just remember that these are free for personal use, but cannot be used for commercial purposes.


 If you guys are looking for more printable templates, please see my other post.

22 comments :

  1. Love this! Found you through craftgawker. I, too, get bored with my iPhone case and am definitely splurging for the clear case to switch it up!

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  2. Hey Rachelle,
    Glad I'm not the only one! I've already changed up my iPhone case twice since I posted. haha!

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  3. Thanks for the template. I've seen these for sale on Etsy, but I always wanted to make my own. Now I can!

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  4. I saw this on pinterest and ordered a clear case, but I can't figure out how to use the template - when I printed it, it was the size of a full sheet of paper!! I was trying the .jpg one!

    Thanks for your help!

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    1. Hi Kerry,
      I updated that link. It should print at the correct size on the 8.5 x 11 sheet now. Thanks for letting me know! One more comment, don't print from the browser, the browser scales everything incorrectly. Right click, then save as, then print from there.

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  5. oh goodness this is just beautiful.

    you girls sure know how to get me hooked.

    i am one lover of see that there.

    angie brian.

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    1. Hi Angela,

      So glad to hear that you love our blog! We love that you love it - so keep coming back. And we are always open to suggestions of things you'd love to read about. So let us know!

      Happy Tuesday!

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  6. Awesome! Many Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. Hi! What paper did you use to print these? The bond papers are just soft and too thin.

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  8. Hi Regine, I used a #20 printer paper. The paper is pretty thin, but this allows it to fit nicely behind the clear case. I found that heavy weight paper was a little too tight behind the clear case. You can probably try a nicer quality printer paper (#24). That will probably be thin enough to fit and also be a little sturdier.

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  9. Do you have a template for the iPhone 5 also? :)

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    1. Hi Nicole,
      I just added the blank iPhone 5 template to the EPS link above! Both the blank EPS and the pattern printable have iPhone 5 templates as well as iPhone 4.

      http://bit.ly/13DjJsK

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  10. Hi! Do you have instruction for using your template? Sorry I'm new to this :)

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  11. do you use a hole punch to cut camera hole or just use a scissors? i cant find anywhere sell that punch ?

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    1. I just use small scissors! Hope that helps!

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  12. Is this template for the iphone 4, or 5?

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    1. Hi Safiya,
      Both iPhone 4 & 5 templates are available in the PDF!

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  13. Do you have a template for Samsung Galaxy Note 2? I can't seem to find it anywhere :(

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  14. Heeyy quick question, what program do you need in order to use the blank EPS template? my computer tells me that it cant read it or something.

    Please Help! I love your ideas and wanna make my own designs too!

    Thank you

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    1. Hi Valery,
      An EPS will work with Adobe Illustrator. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  15. Now I HAVE to make my own iphone case! ;) Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Irene (Mattitos)

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  16. you wouldn't happen to have a template for the ipod5 would you?!

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