DIY FILES studded iphone case

When Kaila of C’est Classique saw the Death Roll iPhone case by BLEACHBLACK she was ready to purchase one, but they’re not for sale yet! Time for a DIY.

DIY FILES studded iphone case bleachblack death roll

DIY FILES studded iphone case supplies

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!

DIY FILES studded iphone case steps

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.

DIY FILES studded iphone case studs screws

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.

DIY FILES studded iphone case
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.

xo C


Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. Wow, this looks like something I’d actually be able to do! I love this DIY. I definitely wanna try it! Smaller studs though, but I think it’d be really cute! Thanks for sharing, chica.

  2. This DIY is FAB! OMG…I just got a blinged out leopard case for my phone thinking it was fabulous but THIS??? This takes the cake! So glad I came by and discovered your blog and the giveaway you are hosting is awesome!

  3. If you’re afraid of the screws scratching your phone, just super-glue the spikes on without the screw 🙂 Then there will be nothing on the inside.

  4. This looks fab!!! Thank you so much for giving me some blogger credit! I’m making a new DIY iphone case this weekend – I will def show you pics ASAP!

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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.