Dressing Up Your Phone: Four Fun Ways To Make It YOU!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Today on the blog is a guest post from Heather over at Shutterfly - a market leader in personalized photo products and services. Maybe you've heard of them.. The most popular item I know of is their photo books - I am actually looking at making one for our wedding pictures! That is, when I have time. Easy access, too cute and so special. They also allow you to design your own personalized photo canvases, metal prints, cards and stationary, and just plain prints to frame. One service which Shutterfly is trying to get the word out on is phone personalization - yes, with your own pictures! Make your phone undeniably yours, no mistaking it! Upload a photo of your favorite place, person, or pet. Or, design your own, with many other fun options. Um, hello, I just got a smartphone recently and have been looking for ways to personalize the case! Perfect. Those fun phone personalization options are the topic which Heather is going to share with y'all today.

So, without further adieu...

Four Fun Ways to Personalize Your Phone

Your slim black phone may be sleek and stylish, but it’s also, dare we say, probably a little boring. Of course, you can get sports-themed, sparkly or colorful cases, or “re-skin” your phone anytime you please with simple-to-apply, simple-to-remove stickers, but the options available are still all fairly, well – impersonal. And in the case of the skin, it won’t provide your phone with much in the way of protection, either.


So what’s a phone-carrying member of modern society to do? The answer – make your phone all about you, just like your wardrobe, your car and your home. Take a look at these four fun options for personalizing your phone.


1)      DIY. Think photos, fabrics and Modge Podge – and use your crafting skills to dress up a simple snap-on case. This way, you’ll get a layer of protection for your phone, a personalized phone case – and have the chance to get crafty with your friends.

2)      Design Your Own Case Online. If you’re not a craft maven, you can leave personalizing your case to the pros. Online designers like Shutterfly offer templates that make it easy to create your own iPhone cases and Samsung Galaxy cases. From pictures of your favorite people or pets, to monogrammed cases and even your favorite quotes, the company – and others like it – lets you choose a look you’ll love, but won’t make you do the work.

3)      Go With Graffiti. If you have a case you love – because it’s protective and, well, already paid for – you can personalize it with nothing more than a set of permanent markers. In this case (no pun intended), think graffiti and design a look that’s reminiscent of the best street art in your city, or another that’s near and dear to your heart. Need inspiration? Check out these pics from The Guardian.

4)      Update Your Home Button. If you’d rather keep it simple and keep the case you have. Some companies offer home button decals that range from sparkly bling to monogrammed, and flowers to sports teams.


After you’ve updated your case, you can also add a little style to your phone with a custom home screen and new icons for your favorite apps. iTunes and the Android Marketplace offer quick, easy, downloads – that are often very affordable or even free – that make changing the look of your screen a snap!

Author Bio: Heather Hewitt is a seasoned writer and guest author who enjoys connecting people with thoughtful products, services and ideas as they relate to crafting, photography, gift giving and personal expression.

Well, I think I'm going to customize a new iPhone case now! This is fantastic! Who knew Shutterfly was such a versatile personalization company? I've recently been taken by monograms, so I will have to dress up a simple case with that via their services. I personally love their frosted glass slim iPhone case with a monogram option above a beautiful beach picture (found here), so this may be the next wardrobe pick for my phone! Go check it out yall!

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