I have to admit, I did not want to join the iPhone masses. I was perfectly satisfied with my slide out, non data phone. It was pretty and purple and made me happy… until one day it wouldn’t text anymore. Oh dear. I immediately went to get a new phone and found out if would be cheaper to get an iPhone 4 than an ordinary cell (because the 4S came out and they wanted the 4 gone). Anyway, I have since become a convert. It’s a bit of an addiction. I don’t sleep with it on my pillow or anything but when I’m awake and not teaching it’s with me and turned on. The problem? While I love my phone I didn’t love the case. It was bulky and akward and the rubber stuck in my curly hair when I held the phone to my ear. When I saw these Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers from Erin at How To Nest For Less I couldn’t wait to make one.
It was really easy! I bought a clear phone cover from a big box store. I traced the shape of it on pretty scrapbook paper and cut it out. I continued to trim little bits from the edges until it fit in the case. I then traced the camera hole and used a blade to cut it out. The edges are a little rough but it doesn’t matter because the cover hides that. It took about 15 minutes to make the first one and, using that as a template, less than 5 minutes to make additional ones.
P.S. Did you notice the watermark? I just learned how to do that tonight. :)