It seems like phones can do anything these days, which is why we tend to carry them everywhere. However, with phones becoming such a big part of our lives, it's natural to want to customize them.
Ultimately, we want them to reflect us, our personalities and our own sense of style. With that in mind, here are fifteen cool phone cases that might inspire your next design.
If you're looking for something fairly easy to pull off, this is the option for you. It simply consists of decorating your phone case with magazine cutouts.
Between magazines having photographers and you having scissors it's a great way to make your phone case more photogenic.
You may be the type that would prefer a more personal approach, and there are certainly ways to do that. For instance, you could resize and color print some of your own photos to put on your phone case, capturing a sense of you.
One design that has gained some attention is the Impressionist case. It's a hand-painted phone case with an abstract design on it, and it's quite beautiful.
That being said, it seems a little unfair to narrow the field to just an Impressionist case. The idea of hand-painting a phone case is a creative one, and it should be explored more fully.
Studs have become a popular design, which should come as no surprise. After all, they're shiny, easy to put on, and very satisfying from a sensory standpoint. Now more than ever, people are taking notice of tactile objects and the pleasure they can provide.
The truly great thing about studs is that they come in a variety of different shapes and colors, so you can decorate even further. Rather than just covering the phone in shiny studs, you could do a more patterned design.
Another way to show off your artistic skills is to use markers. Again, this one has pretty much unlimited options. A lot of people draw geometric shapes or tribal patterns, but there's no reason you have to.
We may never know whose idea it was to decorate a phone with colored duct tape, but it seems to have worked. The only real issue is raw materials.
As with a lot of things on this list, colored duct tape is only available at craft and hobby store. That being said, you may find yourself spending a lot of time there because these places are literally made for people who want to design something.
This is another classic you'll probably need a craft store to pull off. Putting glitter on something has been around since glitter was invented, and it probably won't be going away anytime soon.
The only downside to using glitter is that it's a classic, so it's probably not going to stand out too much. However, if you're doing this for personal reasons rather than to stand out, this shouldn't be a problem.
Instead of the typical hard plastic, some people have turned to alternate materials to make their cases out of. Just a few examples are felt and leather.
This is probably one of the most unique ways to decorate your phone. It probably also takes more work to do than most of the other methods on this list.
Putting pressed flowers into your phone case is a great way to liven it up. Plus, it isn't too expensive to do, provided you live somewhere that grows literally any type of flower.
The only potential issue is that you'll need a clear phone case.
One way that people have gotten creative is by looking up pictures of maps, shrinking them down to size, and putting them in their phone case. It's a great way to show off some local pride, natural pride or even just feel closer to a place you find interesting.
With this in mind, it's probably better to avoid huge maps, because the smaller the area, the more detail you can reasonably get. Putting a map of the whole world on a six-inch phone case will make it look squished and sloppy.
Another cool way to make your phone more patriotic or exotic is through the use of flags. Phones are just the right shape where you can put a flag on them horizontally, and it works perfectly.
Additionally, you could shrink down several flags and arrange them like a collage. This can make for some very cool phone cases.
Potentially the easiest to do of all the options on this list, a fabric phone case simply calls for you to cut a piece of fabric that's about the size of your phone and put it in your phone case.
Again, this will require you to have a clear phone case.
This is another way to make a phone case that's totally your own. The bad news is that it will take you a good bit of time to make it, especially if you don't already know how to cross-stitch.
When it comes to decorating phones, some people ditch the paints and instead use nail polish. You don't have to paint anything intricate. In fact, the simplest designs may even be best.
They don't require you to have as much skill and it's a chance to work with the whole spectrum of colors you happen to have. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be perfect. In fact, a few mistakes can even add charm to it.
Sometimes, a few well-placed stickers are all you need to show off your personality and make your phone stand out. Whether you're minimalist or overdo it, there's a lot that can be done with decals and stickers.
If there's someone special in your life, namely someone who happens to have paws or incredibly small hands, it may be a neat idea to dip it in paint and leave a print on your phone case.
Sure, it will require paint and then having to wash it off, but it also creates a great memory that you can keep long after it ceases to fit any phone.
There are a lot of ways to decorate a phone case, and each one can be awesome in its own way. At the end of the day, cool phone cases are in the eye of the beholder. If you find it beautiful, creative or charming, then you don't need anything else.
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