DIY Android Phone Case

If you were the happy owner of an Android HTC Evo 4G, and were looking diligently for a cute phone case, you would very likely be frustrated. Because there aren’t any cute ones–at least not that I could find.  The iphone seems to have a tight grip on the market for cool cases, apparently we Androids aren’t worthy of all that awesomeness.

My sweet hubby bought me one when I first got the phone, but (for some reason) I wasn’t entirely bummed when it (mysteriously) broke a couple months later (jk Allan, Twinkle really did break it). While looking for a replacement I decided that modge podging was my only real option. I bought a cheap, white, hard case as well as 1/8 of a yard of a Kaffe Fasset stripe. It was a mess, and at first I didn’t think it would work. But then it did, and I liked it.

In a  few words, here’s how it went: I cut the fabric larger than the case, modge podged it on, and smoothed it over all the curves.  I then let it dry completely, then exacto’d around the edges and holes. After that I just slapped on a few more coats of the good stuff and that was it.

I think it will hold up nicely, but it has kind of a scratchy texture that I don’t love.  I have a thing about that…I also don’t like the feel of my callused heels on expensive sheets. Give me lesser-thread-count sheets or give me death!

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Yam B Fan

What will you think of next? I would never have imagined that to be possible! Astronomical.

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Amy

Great idea! I’ve got a droid 2 (which I’m kinda ready to get rid of) and the case broke ages ago. I’m a phone dropper.

Your comment about the callused heels made me laugh because I have the exact same thing! Dang dry skin.

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Beth M. Stephenson

Dear Madmim, the only problem with your awesome phone case project is that now, having seen it, I feel like a slouch with anything less spectacular. It’s sort of like Jesus teaching in parables to protect us by our own ignorance. Now that I know how to do it, I can’t just admire it, I know that I should DO something about my lack of acceptible case. Sigh* I wanted to go visiting today but now must stay home with my modge podge.

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TracyKM

That’s neat. You can use finer and finer grades of steel wool to sand modge podge. At least that’s what the bottle tells me, I haven’t gotten around to that step yet (I modged podged a trombone case). Then, I’d use a liquid epoxy to make it really shiny and hard (but maybe do a sampler first to make sure it doesn’t screw up the modge podge layers).

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