DIY iPhone Cover

So I was at Target a few weeks ago looking for a small point and shoot camera.
I was minding my own business looking up reviews of the cameras on Amazon using my ancient iPhone. The original iPhone 3G. I don’t think you can buy them anymore, not even for $1.00 at AT&T.

Well, a nice gentleman came up to me and said “I can get you a new iPhone for free.” Well, at first I thought this to be sketchy, but after further investigation I saw that he had a Target shirt & figured he was legit. And following my 1,000 questions I walked out the door with not only a free 
WHITE iPhone 4 but also with $16 in my pocket. {It had something to do with it being time for a free upgrade?) Yep, somehow they ended up paying me to take it.

Talk about a good day!

So although, I loved the crisp whiteness of my new phone, I know the reality of how clumsy I am & knew I needed a protective case. Well, there are a thousand choices and I just couldn’t decide. So I went with a clear case & came up with a plan of my own!

I pulled out an assortment of scrapbook paper & traced the outline of my phone, including the camera.

Then I cut it out about an eighth of an inch inside my trace line.

And for the camera hole, I used an X-acto knife.

I cut out several different fillers from some of my favorite patterns. A girl has to have options!

Pop it in & chat in style :o)

Sharing with some lovely ladies!

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  1. It looks so great :-)

  2. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button!

  3. This is so cool! Love this idea :)

  4. I adore this! I will be featuring you during What I Whipped Up Wednesday! xo

  5. Brilliant! I change my mind as often as the wind changes directions, so this is perfect for me! Thanks for the great idea. I just became your newest follower, here via Craft o maniac. Love your blog, you have tons of great ideas. I'd be flattered if you stopped by my brand new blog and took a look around. If you feel so inclined, follow me too!
    Have a good one!

  6. you have got to share how you got such a great deal! does Target sell cell phone plans?

  7. Yeah, I have the old iPhone until my upgrade comes around … the only case I could find was a big black clunky Otter Box. Your case is SO super cute and I LOVE all the options!! :)

  8. Laura Rowe [twirl] says

    This is amazing! Now I just need an iphone so I can do it. So how in the world did you snag a free one??

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