Transform Your Phone Case In Minutes

final comparison

O.K.  I was ready to get rid of my old phone case because it was in pretty bad shape.  Here’s a great tutorial to custom design your own phone case and get the look that you want.  All you need is a fine point Sharpie marker and that’s it.

old phone case

Here is the phone case.  Yes, it is very beat up and dirty.  The first thing I did was to scrub my phone case with some Soft Scrub to remove all of the dirt.

phone case1I started off my design by creating a flower and a sun.  These are actually called Zentangles.  If your not familiar with Zentangles, they are a way of creating beautiful images from structured patterns.  Check out the fascinating Zentangles by googling the word Zentangles.

For my phone case, I continued to repeat various patterns throughout the surface of the case.  It really didn’t take long at all.  The best part of it all is you end up with a one of a kind phone case that expresses your personality and no one will have it.

finished phone case

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  1. says

    I saw this idea on Google Plus right after I ordered a hard case for my new cell phone to do just this to it. I got the case, grabbed my Sharpies and drew on it while watching TV. That night after using my phone I noticed my hands were blue. I guess I should have used a fixative over the drawing, even though Sharpies are not suppose to rub off like that.
    Can you tell me what kind of material your cell phone cover was made of?

    • melanie says

      Hi Becky,
      My case was the hard rubber like material. For the slick hard cases, I would use a clear spray paint finish to seal the permanent marker. Try that and let me know how it works!

      Artzy Creations

      • says

        Thank you, Melanie. I’ll check and see if I have any. I know I have artists workable fixative spray. That should work, but not sure how long it will last. I have purchased clear spray paint or poly in the past, so I’ll check to see if I have any. I’ve not gotten into any of that yet this season. ~BC <

  2. says

    You did a beautiful job! My phone case is looking scruffy and I was thinking of getting a new one, but now I believe I’ll try your method!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!


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