Kaila purchased 1/2″ tree spikes from Studs and Spikes. They are really easy to install, you just have to screw them together. She also ordered a relatively reasonable silicone iPhone case from Ebay, it only cost $4. K suggests either Amazon or Ebay. You just have to make sure it is simple, plain, and nothing on it. Any color you want will do!
She started by lining up and arranging the studs in the way that she wanted them to look. It took about 43 studs all together. Make sure they are evenly spaced! Next, she took a pen and marked where each stud stood. This will help you when you have to puncture holes through the silicone.
She didn’t want the opening to be enormous, so she used a sewing needle to go through the mark first, and then the tip of a wine bottle opener to make the hole wide enough for the screw to fit in. Once you get the screw in from the back side of the case, screw the stud on it. To make the studs snug, you can use a screwdriver to tighten them.
|Very Kate Lanphear, no?|
It looks slightly painful, but Kaila says it doesn’t hurt to hold! They wiggle around, and your fingers fit nicely between the studs. Just don’t, yunno, sit on it! I imagine this phone could be used to settle a tiff with a boyfriend, or as a method of self defense. So many benefits from one little diy.