Monday, June 18, 2012

Spiked Iphone Case DIY Tutorial

Keep reading to see how you can create the ultimate iphone weapon protection case!

I've been coveting the spiked iphone case for a while now, ever since I stumbled upon one a few months back, and judging from the comments on current crush post, I'm not alone. I immediately wanted to purchase one despite the hefty $50 something price tag, but had a hard time finding any in stock.

Finally I decided what the hey, I'm a pretty crafty girl, I'm sure I could find a tutorial on how to DIY this myself!

 I began to scour the internet looking for a relatively stress free and straight forward way to create this case for a reasonable price. Although one of my amazing readers linked a tutorial they found under one of my posts, I found an issue with that tutorial as well as the other similar ones I found online.

The problem with all the ones I found was that they did not actually protect your phone (the main purpose of a case). Instead most of them involved getting a rubber case and pushing the spikes through, which would inadvertently cause the spike bottoms to rub against the phone surface, scratching up your phone in the long run.

Solution...I decided to make one myself!

Materials Needed:

1. Metal Tree Spikes (can be purchased online from various websites)
2.  Hot Glue Gun ( I have an adorable mini one I purchased back in high school, don't ask why I was a teenager needing my own personal craft tools)
3. Clear Hard Plastic iphone case (instead of the rubber soft ones)
4. Marker or Sharpie

Step 1: Lay all materials out on a flat covered surface. Place the spikes on the case to determine the design/ layout you want on your case. Once your satisfied with the look, make dots on the case with your marker where you want the spikes to be

Step 2: Plug in your hot glue gun. Squeeze a drop of glue, slightly smaller in diameter than the base of the spike onto the case and quickly push the base of the spike into the glue. (Similar to the millions of craft projects they had you do in kindergarten that all basically had glue as the one and only material).

HINT: Don't worry if "string like " pieces of glue are on your case as you are using the hot glue gun, these can easily be removed once your done, with your fingers!

Step 3: Repeat step 2 until you have completed your design. Remove any "strings of glue." Since the hot glue dries very fast your case will be ready to use as soon as your finish!

Step 4: Realize that you are officially a bad ass. Congratulate yourself.

I hope you all enjoy reading this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it!! Comment below and let me know what you think of this tutorial and if you plan to try this DIY project!!!!


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  1. So creative! I love it! Thanks for linking up to the Monday Meet up! I am your newest follower. Hope you will stop by and follow back.


  2. Such a great idea! I've been wanting one of these as well. Totally going to try out.

  3. thanks ashley, can't wait to see how it turns out!!!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up to TA-DA TUESDAY! What a great project, so creative! <3 from your newest follower, if you haven't already, I'd be delighted if you'd follow back :)
    413 Sparrow Lane

  5. Such a simple and straight forward DIY, really like it and can't wait to try it

  6. Amazing job. Mine would turn out to be a sticky mess but yours looks so professional … and pretty.