Customized Chalkboard Phone Case

I rarely change phone cases. I bought a clear case two years ago so I could customize the design whenever I felt like it. However, the case yellowed out over time (maybe because of the heat when I’m charging the phone) and affected the look of my customized cases.

 

I asked my officemate to buy me a new phone case only because I saw her Stitch phone case and I wanted a Disney one too. Since last year, I’ve been using my Minnie Mouse case. (I really hate Minnie Mouse, as you can see).

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I’ve dropped my phone too many times (thank you for shockproof cases) that I noticed a crack on my case a few weeks ago. I picked and pried it open, and the design part completely separated from the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The case was still usable and I didn’t want to spend for a new case again. Might as well DIY a design so that I’m not left with a boring black case.

I tried different kinds of adhesive materials to test on the surface of the case. Regular stickers came off easily so that was a no. Washi tape was the best option but I wanted something more customized.

For this project, I used chalkboard sticker sheets and chalkboard markers from Noted.

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Chalkboard Sticker Sheets + Chalkboard Markers

I drew two designs — one for testing/future use and one for current use. I’m not used to doodling freehand so it was definitely a leap of faith. There was no room for mistakes.

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But first, coffee.
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Create. Doodle. Coffee.

After doodling, it was time to attach the sticker paper. I used the Create design for the meantime for testing. I want to see how long it’ll stay attached to the case, because I’m planning to cut the coffee design in a circle and attach it without the Washi tape.

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I used washi tape (glad I have washi tape with a black background) to secure one side of the sticker paper.

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Here’s to hoping that it doesn’t smudge. I did a light smudge test and it looks like the colors are intact. I have a back-up plan for the other design if I end up smudging the design from holding my phone all the time.

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