How to Customize Phone Cases


Whether you're getting a new cell phone, or you just want to soup up the one you currently have, customizing your cell phone case can add to your personal sense of style. From creative skins to charms and rhinestones, a custom phone case can be easy to make at home with a variety of decorative items.

Things You'll Need

  • Cellular phone case (color optional)
  • Tape measure
  • Custom cellular phone skin
  • Packet of flat-bottomed rhinestones (small, assorted colors)
  • Needle-nosed pliers
  • Super glue
  • Measure the length and width of your cellular phone case, and record the measurements to remember them. You will need to know the measurements in order to get a custom cell phone skin for the case.

  • Visit a local cellular phone retailer or to create your own custom skin to be applied to the case of your cellular phone. Custom cell phone skins can be applied to your phone as well as your case, and on websites like, users can completely customize their skins.

  • Carefully apply the custom skin to the case of your cell phone.

  • Squirt a small amount of super glue to the flat side of a rhinestone, and, using the needle-nose pliers, attach the rhinestone to an area on the cell phone case. Repeat this step with several of the rhinestones, until you have achieved your desired appearance.

  • Let your cell phone case dry for approximately six hours before using.

Tips & Warnings

  • Experiment with other materials for your custom case, such as lace appliques and cell phone charms.

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