DIY: How to Decorate Your Own iPhone Case

If you loved customizing your iPhone charger in How to Customize Your iPhone Charger in Three Simple Steps, you might want to keep reading and learn how to decorate your iPhone case.

Let’s face it: changing your iPhone case regularly to keep your device posh and fab is very expensive. And what would happen to your old case?  It would probably just end up forgotten, gathering dust. Instead of shelling out money to buy a new case, why don’t you just recycle and redecorate the case you have? Bring out the artist in you and let’s dig into this project. 

For a glittery, shimmering case
1. Nail polish (

Materials needed: Old iPhone case, glittery nail polish, clear nail polish (for topcoat)

This is the easiest way to revamp your old iPhone case as nail polish is all you need to do the trick. Just apply the nail polish as you would to your nails and voila! You now have a cute and glittery case. Just make sure to let the nail polish dry before applying the topcoat. Of course, you can let your imagination run wild and create more colorful designs using other colors of nail polish.

For a studded and spiky case

2. Studded (omghow)

Materials needed: Old iPhone case, studs or spikes, super glue

Studs and spikes are making their way back into the limelight. If you are a fan of these, why don’t you try adding them to your iPhone case? Simply glue some studs or spikes to the back of the case and you’re good to go. You can buy studs and spikes from your local art or DIY store at very affordable prices.

For a lacy, sophisticated case

3. Lace (omghow)

Materials needed: Old iPhone case, lace fabric, super glue

If you want to add a vintage and classy vibe to your phone, you can try decorating your iPhone case with lace. Just super-glue some lace fabric on the side of the case or simply cover it all up. You do not have to spend a lot of money to do this; you can get some lace from old clothes that you are no longer using. However, if you would rather buy new lace fabric, you could make a quick trip down to your local fabric store.

For a fun photo case

4. Photo (

Materials needed: Old clear iPhone case, printed photo, Mod Podge

Are you fond of reminiscing about happy moments? Well, guess what. You can customize your iPhone with a photo that reminds you of the good old days. All you have to do is print the photo on a sheet of regular photo paper and use Mod Podge to attach it to the case. For better adhesion, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the photo to seal it.

For a unique Sharpie case

5. Sharpie (

Materials needed: Old iPhone case, Sharpies

Of course, the colorful and funky Sharpie case is on the list. There are no rules in decorating your old iPhone case with these markers; you just have to let your imagination run wild. Some great ways to design your iPhone case with Sharpies are to draw some Aztec-inspired print or just doodle your favorite fictional characters on the case.

If you do not have the extra time to decorate your own iPhone case, you can take a look at the iPhone cases that MacMall offers.

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Images: Omghow, Sharpie blog


Zhea Katrina Estrada

Zhea Katrina Estrada is a foodie, bookworm, and a travel junkie. She believes that the world would be a better place if everybody would take one step at a time, plant trees, and believe that the best things in life are free.

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