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How to DIY a Personalized Phone Case with your Cricut Explore

June 20, 2016

*This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my business!Create a trendy personalized phone case using your Cricut ExploreYou can do so many things with your Cricut Explore and one of the great things about Design Space is that you can set a canvas to give you the measurements that you will need so you don’t have to wait until the end to see if it’ll fit.How to apply vinylTo set your canvas, open a new file in Design Space. On the left hand side it’ll give you the canvas button, click that. Go through the list of objects and select what you’ll need. When the canvas is set be sure that it’s the correct size of your object. It gives you options of shirt sizes, iPhone case sizes, etc. To do that, click on the canvas tab on the right side near your edit buttons. It will have a drop down scroll for type and size so set it there. You’re done!How to use Cricut transfer tapeDIY phone caseI used the iPhone 6 case canvas and made my personalized phone cases from there. I used a watermelon, pineapple and cherries and I used the Adhesive Foil Sheets. I cut it on the Foil setting under the custom dial and selected it from the drop down list. I also grabbed some inexpensive clear cases off of Amazon. I grabbed six because I want to be able to switch it up a bit. The ones I had are rubbery plastic, when I buy again I will get the more durable plastic because I don’t think it’ll peel as easily because it isn’t bendable.How to make your own personalized phone case using your Cricut ExploreAll those designs are available through Cricut Access and I have links to the pre-made design available at the bottom.
How to make your own personalized phone case using your Cricut ExploreAfter you’ve set your canvas, choose your design and copy and paste it until you have enough to cover the entire case. Be sure to attach the images so that they will cut in the order you’ve designed them in. Weed out the negative foil or vinyl and then place your transfer tape over the top of the design and press well. I can’t tell you how much I love the new and improved transfer tape.How to make your own personalized phone case using your Cricut ExplorePeel the transfer tape up to include your images and transfer it onto the desired object, in this case it’s the phone case. Be sure to give your images a really good press so that when you lift the transfer tape, your image stays put on the case. The foil is not as pliable as the vinyl so the edges don’t stick great or round off great either. It also doesn’t work great for tiny details to transferEither omit those designs or just cut them to the edge so you don’t have any peeling. Voila, you’re done!

XX, Lindsay

Here are the links to the cherries, pineapples and watermelon.

How to make your own personalized phone case using your Cricut ExploreLove this project but don’t have a Cricut? Well today is your lucky day! I’ve joined a talented group of bloggers and we are giving away Cricut Explore and Everything Starter Kit Bundle! Enter through the Rafflecopter below and for more chances to win check out these other summer projects!

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4 thoughts on “How to DIY a Personalized Phone Case with your Cricut Explore

  1. Jessica Palu

    This is such a cute idea 🙂 I loved the rest of your blog too!! You’re so talented and creative. I was trying to enter for the cricut explore but can’t find the place to enter in the raffle…? Help a sistah out! Love you Linds

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  2. Jennifer Royall

    Sooo cute! I love the cherries! I am always making stuff for school bulletin boards and teacher’s doors. That’s what I would use a Cricut for 🙂

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