How to Make an iPhone Case from Upcycled Materials

Published on NewsOK Published: November 6, 2012

6. The lowest tech of all: Cardboard. Well why not? It’ll get the job done and it’s a great way to recycle the stuff. If you’re a “function over form” type of person, than go for it. If nothing else I guarantee it’ll be a great conversation piece.

7. Still pretty low tech: Duct tape. Now bear with me here – we’ve all seen the duct tape wallets by now, so we know you can do some pretty cool stuff with this industrial fixative. And nowadays, duct tape comes in all sorts of fun and fancy colors, and it's not just for HVAC contractors (actually, HVAC contractors don't even use duct tape to fix ducts, according to Phoenix HVAC contractor Hobaica Services). So I’m thinking, get creative and use up your old rolls of duct tape to create a badass, one of a kind phone caddy.

8. Bike tubing: These days there are a number of companies using spent bike tubing in cool, urban-inspired design. I’ve seen bags and wallets, furniture, jewelry, and more. So why not take a crack at a sleek black rubberized iPhone case?

9. An old neck tie: Making an iPhone case out of an old neck tie is maybe my favorite of the bunch, for its simplicity, practicality, and oh-so-adorable-ness. So versatile too, depending on the type of tie you use.

Obviously, there is no limit to what can be created, recreated, re-modeled, and re-imagined. Got any great ideas? Please let up know in the comments!

Sayward Rebhal writes for

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