5 Fun and Inexpensive Ways to Make Your iPhone Case Stand Out

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    Sep 28, 2022, 12:19 pm396 pts

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    Your iPhone case is a practical accessory, providing protection for the valuable handset nestled within it. It can also be an extension of your personality, and a means of expressing yourself, if you want it to.

    With that in mind, here are some affordable yet impactful options for jazzing up your iPhone case and making it more recognizable among a sea of similar products.

    Draw on your own designs

    If you're handy with a pen or you're willing to learn, applying a permanent marker like a Sharpie to the outer surface of your case will let you create unique illustrations for the world to see.

    Check to see whether the material of your favorite case is able to take the ink from the pen before you get started, otherwise you could end up with a smudgy mess, or a design that rubs away with the lightest touch.

    You don't even need to be a master artist if you've got a transparent case, because you could print out your preferred design and trace it with a pen by positioning it under the case with your phone removed.

    Add a charm or trinket

    Another way to increase the uniqueness of your iPhone case is not by altering the case itself, but rather by adding to it with a charm or associated trinket.

    You can find easily attachable charms on sites like Amazon and eBay, as well as bespoke equivalents on Etsy and other crafty outlets.

    Invest in custom stickers

    If you're one of the people who queues up for the latest iPhone, then you've probably got more than a minor affinity for Apple as a brand, and the community of owners that prefer its products.

    You can go further in expressing your affiliation if you snap up custom stickers from suppliers like StickerYou. Whatever design you've got in mind, you can get it made based on an image file you upload, and have it delivered to your door.

    The sticker design doesn't have to be Apple-related of course; it could be something personal to you, or you could even order several of the same sticker so that you and your friends or family can all represent at the same time.

    Paint your case

    If Sharpies aren't your thing but you still want to get creative with your phone case, then painting is always an option.

    Acrylic paint products should work with most cases. It's just a case of priming the surface before you get started, and applying a layer of sealant afterwards.

    There's a lot of fun to be had coming up with your own painted creations here, and the world is really your oyster in terms of the final look. You could go for some geometric flashes of color, using masking tape to get those crisp, clean lines that look fresh and modern. You could go for a more abstract aesthetic, or even paint a still life if that floats your boat.

    Of course there is more than one way to paint your phone case, and a can of spray paint from the local hardware store could provide the fastest and cheapest method for DIY customization. Just remember to read the manufacturer's instructions to get the best results.

    Glue on adornments

    Last of all, consider using glue to affix your own choice of eye-catching add-ons to your case. From pieces of material to plastic costume jewelry, you can morph the look and feel of your case in an instant with just an affordable bottle of glue. As with paint and any other methods, adhere to safety guidelines when using harsh chemicals.


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