Sunday, January 29, 2012

DIY: Spike phone case


This DIY project has been along time coming. I had seen this phone case on Bleach Black and thought it was pretty spunky. However when I saw this tutorial I decided that I should have a go. So I headed straight to ebay for supplies. Glorious ebay. I decided to go for a bit of a less severe spike then the other two cases and thought that gold would give it a good look.

 


What You'll Need:


  • Screw in spikes (I got mine from ebay)
  • Silicone phone case (ebay again, I chose black but you can use any colour)
  • Safety pin
  • Metallic pen
  • Pig stabber (I didn't know what it was called and was kinda shocked when I found out) 


 I was going to do a whole step by step process for you here but the truth is that this DIY doesn't even have that many steps, it isn't really hard at all. 

First have a play with your spikes and see how you want to arrange them on your case. I decided to go with about 1.5cm between each spike. Next you have to use your metallic pen to mark out where you want the spikes. 

Next I used a safety pin to make a small whole where the first spike was going through, then I used the 'pig stabber' to go through this whole and make it a little bit bigger. You need to be careful not to rip the silicone when you are doing this part. If you don't have a 'pig stabber' you can use anything, like a bottle opener or metal skewer. 

Finally put the bottom (screw) part of the spike through the silicone case then twist the top (spike) part on until it is tight. Now Repeat this several times until all your spikes are in place.  


 Ta- da My finished product:


 p.s. Did that even make sense? 

23 comments:

  1. This is so badass. :)

    -V

    http://queenvictoriareigns.blogspot.com/

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  2. Fierce!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  3. Love it! Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

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  4. This is so cool, but doesn't it get stuck in your purse?

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  5. Thanks for all the comments guys. Plami, it actually makes it easier to find in my bag, I'm always loosing my phone at the bottom of my bag

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  6. Fierce! thats awesome case and good job :-) Im now following your blog hope you visit mine and follow too.


    xx

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  7. What a cool case . . . I think I may try this! thanx! going to follow your blog cant wait for more

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  8. Your blog is great;).

    I read it a long time;)

    invite me if you want it to follow and to comment kisses;)

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  9. Very clever! just be careful when you reach into your purse ;) love it!!

    run-style-run.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow you've done an amazing job. I'm now considering a makeover for my phone case too!
    x

    http://sophlife.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. That's really cute! I love the edginess too it. Reminds me of Sam Edelman shoes :)
    Glad I stumbled across your blog; I'm your newest follower and would love if you followed me back!

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Paris, Your blog is really cool, automatically followed it. Glad you found me, hope you follow! x

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  12. if your phone falls down it's not riscky with those spike ?

    Kisses
    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog 

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  13. Very cool. No stranger will touch a phone in that case ;)
    Greets,
    Joanna from www.violinstyle.blogspot.com

    PS.Take a look at my outfit in Tangerine Tango: http://violinstyle.blogspot.com/2012/02/tangerine-tango-hottest-color-of.html ;) If you like it, follow me via GFC, please :)

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  14. Great DIY, now I'm thinking what else I can stick studs in!

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com
    GIVEAWAY

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  15. this is brilliant. Love it, might give it a try.

    Luc X

    www.loveluc.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi There
    Would you be ok if I put your tutorial on my blog - with a link back to yours?
    Thanks
    Kelle
    http://habitatandbeyond.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Kelle,
      Please do. I went and looked at your blog it looks great. Now following!
      Hollee x

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  17. Thanks Hollee!! I'll pop it on there tomorrow - and thanks for following, it means a lot! xx

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  18. Doesn't the nuts scratch the phone case?

    Mark

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  19. Shock absorbing silicone is another feature found on the majority of best cell phone cases. A silicone shell or liner is also included with many cases that use shock-resistant plastic. A silicone shell helps to dampen the impact that the plastic has to absorb. This allows the phone to survive even harder and faster drops than it otherwise would be able to.

    e_cell

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