These days, it’s easy to have somebody in the palm of your hands; all you need to do is hold your phone. Yet, with so many similar makes and models out there, a mobile phone also feels like just another inanimate object; one that everyone can own, use and share without much thought as to who the owner is. But there’s a workaround for that: customized phone cases.
The beauty of making and having custom phone cases is that the time and effort you put into them is up to you. Also, as phone manufacturers are at an all-out deadlock when it comes to aesthetics and capabilities, custom cases have become a way for people to create what the industry lacks: personality. Here’s how:
1. Duct Tape
Scratch your creative itch with duct tape. This is a cheap and colourful idea that can make your personalised phone cases weatherproof in seconds for next to nothing.
They’re not for everyone, but those of you who can wear studded outfits and pull off the look will probably not say nay to the thought of having a studded Tetris pattern on your phone.
Lace, wool felt, denim and cloth are just some of the types of fabric you can use to make crafty overlays on your phone case.
Nothing beats the feel of natural leather on a phone case, but don’t be afraid to take things up a notch with the more colourful and affordable PU and PVC leather varieties.
If your urge to bedazzle is so strong that you don’t mind your phone looking like stardust on steroids, then you’re probably partial to a nice, big crystal scattered here, there and everywhere.
Your best snaps can say many things about you and your social life, and if you like to share that kind of information with everyone on the bus and their uncle, then why not go for the kind of custom cases that look like they came out of your photo album.
7. Custom Graphics
Finally, there’s always the option to let professional artists design phone cases that speak to you. What better way to design your phone case without actually ever lifting a finger – except maybe to browse their latest creations?