Saturday, 25 August 2012

DIY: Studded iPhone case

Hi lovelies :)! I've been trying to be as creative as possible this summer, possibly due to the boredom of a) having four months off for summer and b) living in a tiny village.

Unless you live truly in the middle of nowhere you'll be well aware of studs trending recently. They're literally everywhere, almost excessively sometimes. I've really liked the idea of studded iPhone cases and thought I'd give it a shot myself.

Celebrities such as Ashley Tisdale and Miley Cyrus have been enjoying the studded case trend too.

You can of course by the cases on Ebay and Etsy but some of the cases are ludicrously expensive, so why not make your own?!

For this tutorial I'll be using a black sillicone iPhone case (find yours on Ebay or at a Poundland shop most likely) but you can use whatever silicone case you want. It has to be a silicone case rather than a hard back plastic one as I'll be using studs that you have to pierce though. The second item you'll need are the studs, I bought mine on Ebay here. They are 10mm Silver Pyramid Studs and I got 100 for £3.50 roughly, bargain. The last item that you'll want is something to fold the stud prongs over, I used tweezers but you can use something like a spoon! You don't want to turn the prongs over with your fingers as trust me this is incredibly painful if you catch yourself!

1) Firstly you want to think about your design! I had a look on Ebay and Etsy for inspiration and you can see the designs that I chose below

2) Lay out the design on your iPhone case, you may want to draw a line with a ruler and a sharpie to ensure that it is all straight. I didn't do this for the first one, oops

3) Once you're happy with the design, push the studs through the sillicone case to the other side. Once the prongs are through make sure you fold them down so they're secure. This ensures that you won't scratch your phone. Eventually you'll want the back to look something like this:

You can see that the prongs are all pushed down firmly!

Here's my final designs:

What do you think? Something that you'd like to try?

If you don't want to make the item yourself, my cross iPhone case is up on Ebay here for bids starting at £4.99. Bargain! These will make great gifts if you don't have an iPhone yourself.


  1. Definitely gonna try this! I love the studded phone cases that seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment but, sadly, they don't make very many interesting cases for my phone (HTC Wildfire S) :( But buying a plain case and decorating it yourself is such a good idea! :)
    Helen at Never Quite Elegant xx

  2. I love these! Definitely need to have a go myself! x