DIY: iPhone 4s Cover

I've been Pinspired! I saw this idea on Pinterest and just had to try it for my iPhone 4s. (It will work on iPhone 4 as well.)

I purchased a whole bunch of clear backed covers on Ebay a while ago. They were less than  $3 each, so I bought like 8 of them. Not pictured here is a really cool bright blue one that my brother-in-law snatched up as soon as I got them.  
Required tools: Clear-backed iPhone case, any kind of scrapbook paper, X-ACTO knife or die-cut machine.

To make the template, I first tried tracing the cover using an X-ACTO knife in order to cut out the hole for the camera as seen here. Well, my Exacto knife is really dull and overall that just didn't work for me.

So then I decided my Silhouette would work perfectly for this. Hours later, I finally measured it out to make the perfect cut.

Phone Height: 4.49"
Phone Width: 2.28"
Camera Hole Height: .315"
Camera Hole Width: .59"
Space Between Camera Hole {both above and to the left of the hole}: .12"

You may have to use an X-ACTO knife to crop around the edges a bit to make it fit perfectly, but once you're done, just stick the scrapbook paper in the back and close it.

Here they are! I'll take special requests if you want one :)
Here is the one I have on my phone right now. Isn't it cute?
{Edit: I've already been commissioned to make custom ones! Here are 2 more I just made out of sheets of Duct tape.}


  1. OH MY GOSH. I'm seriously doing this ASAP! Just got a silhouette and just got some cute scrapbook paper! Now... to go order some cases from eBay!

    thanks for linking up to


  2. Nice, this way you can change it out as often as you desire to do so. What a great idea!

  3. How cute!
    I love these darling cases!

  4. Do you think you can make an exact template for printing it out? That would be greatly appreciated! If not, that's totally okay. Thank you so much for this!

  5. For the people who still want to have the cut-file for Silhouette.
    I just made one myself according to the measures described above.
    I hope you can do you profit with it :)
    Kind Regards :)

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