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How to DIY a Personalized Phone Case with your Cricut Explore

June 20, 2016

Create the trendiest phone case using your Cricut Explore cutting machine. Nothing is easier than personalizing your phone case with the Cricut. Create a trendy personalized Cricut phone case using your Cricut ExploreThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

You can do so many things with your Cricut Explore and one of the great things about Cricut 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. Create the perfect Cricut phone case in a matter of minutes.Create a trendy personalized Cricut phone case using your Cricut Explore

Supplies for your personalized Cricut Phone Case

To set a new template in Design Space, open a new file in Design Space. On the left-hand side, it’ll give you the template button, click that. Go through the list of objects and select what you’ll need. When the template is set to be sure that it’s the correct size of your object. It gives you options of shirt sizes, iPhone case sizes, etc. It will have a drop-down scroll for the type and size to set it there. It will be at the top of your canvas in Design Space. It gives you options for iPhone and Android devices as well as their different models.Create a trendy personalized Cricut phone case using your Cricut ExploreCreate a trendy personalized Cricut phone case using your Cricut Explore I 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 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 the images would peel as easily because the plastic isn’t bendable.Create a trendy personalized Cricut phone case using your Cricut Explore

Are these designs available with Cricut Access?

All those designs are available through Cricut Access and I have links to the pre-made design available at the bottom. Cricut Access is a subscription service for Cricut. They have a few options but the one I recommend is the $11.99 a month one because it gives you access to both Cricut Access images and Cricut Access fonts.Create a trendy personalized Cricut 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. Set your Cricut Explore Smart Dial on custom and select from the drop-down menu and select Cricut Adhesive Foil or choose which material you’re using.

Is the Cricut Transfer Tape good?

Weed out the negative foil or vinyl and then place your transfer tape over the top of the design and press well.

The Cricut Transfer Tape is very sticky and can sometimes cause you trouble trying to get your design to actually transfer. I recommend Cricut Transfer Tape with the adhesive foil because the foil is sturdy enough. If you’re using permanent vinyl, I’d recommend something like this because it is light and won’t ruin the surface or the vinyl you’re pressing on. I also love the grid lines on the Cricut Transfer Tape. It helps someone like me who is OCD to get the evenness I expect of myself.Create a trendy personalized Cricut phone case using your Cricut Explore

Is the Cricut Adhesive Foil like Vinyl?

Peel 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 adhesive 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 transfer either omit those designs or just cut them to the edge so you don’t have any peeling. You can stick it to most surfaces like standard vinyl but use larger images and sometimes you may have to cut twice.

Getting used to the Cricut Explore and their materials are all about trial and error. I try my best to tell you what not to do and what to do but it’ll also depend on your personal preference.

Get going on making this trendy Cricut phone case today. You’re going to love all the possibilities.

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

  1. Sydney

    These are so cute!! I really love the pineapple one!! I need to go see f they have a template for my phone and make me a few of these!

  2. 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

  3. 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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