Duct Tape Cell Phone Sheath

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Duck Tape’s craft expert uses duct tape to make a convenient holder for your cell phone.

    Kristin: Hi! I'm Kristin with Duck brand and today I'm going to show you how to duct tape phone and mp3 cases. These cases are a great way to prevent scratches to the face of your devices.

    First, you're going to want to choose your colors. I chose totally tie dye as well as cosmic tie dye duct tape. The first thing you're going to do is you're going to want to take a piece of string and take you phone or mp3 device and measure around it so that you can get an accurate measurement on the exact circumference of it. So mine is right there. Then you just take a ruler and measure what length is that. So my phone is about 6 inches around and 2 inches long. So now I'm going to measure the height. It's right around 4.

    5 inches.

    So for there put the phone aside and we are just going to create a duct tape sheet. So I'm just going to go ahead and start ripping some sheets off. You're just going want to layer them. Next, we're just going to take that sheet, flip it over, and just continue layering over. But this time I'm going to use the cosmic tie dye duct tape and this will be the inside of the case.

    So the next step is we're going to measure the case so that we can trim. I'm going to measure 6 inches on here. So I'm just going to make two marks and then just go ahead and cut a straight line. Then again on the other side just cut a straight line. The next thing you need to do is measure the height so that you can trim the top off. Just mark 4 inches, because if you remember my phone was 4 inches high. Then cut a straight line. So now we have the inner and outer shell of the case. The next step we're just going to tear off a little piece of tape as a placeholder, because what I'm going to do is place my phone inside the case, just like that. Then just take this little piece that I ripped off to hold it in place. I'm just going to stick it on there like that.

    In the next step I am just going to take a piece of tape, probably about 3 inches, and set it down, and then take a piece probably about 2 inches. Place this smaller piece of tape on top of the larger one like that and what that's going to do is become the bottom of the case. So you're just going to place the phone case on top of it and then just wrap around. So now we have the bottom of the case complete right here.

    The final step is you just take one piece of tape and all you're going to do is place it on the back of the case and then just tuck it into the inside. So that way you have one clean line on the back of the case and it's doesn't look messy.

    Other great ideas that you can do for protective cases is you can use different patterns and colors, and also you can do fabric or create unique designs. So that's how you create a protective case for your cellphone or mp3 player.