December 29, 2008

DIY iPod cover




Here's an easy DIY project to customize your iPod!


First I bought a clear plastic case for my guy. Guess how much?
ONE DOLLAR
at my local Dollar Tree <3
If you don't have a Dollar Tree near you that sells them, you can find them inexpensively online as well, such as:



Then I downloaded a template for my iPod nano 3rd gen here. You could find outlines for several other versions here. I printed the template out onto designed scrapbook paper, and cut along the straight lines (the pink ones).



Then I laid in both pieces...



And snapped it together!!


BONUS- I used a two-sided scrapbook paper, so I get two designs with each cut-out!


The possibilities to make YOUR ipod custom are truly endless. You could use colored paper or scrapbook paper of any sort, wrapping paper, or any place you find a design you love. Or, even draw your own!





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20 comments:

  1. what a great idea! that's perfect for people like me who can't stand to have the same type of cover for over a month! ha ha ha

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  2. i'm the same way, i always feel like changing the look of things after a few weeks!

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  3. So cute! Dan got me an mp3 player for Christmas so I'm going to have to steal this idea! :)

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  4. So cute!!

    Now I gotta get me an ipod so I can have the cool custom case!!

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  5. Wow such a cool tutorial!! Do you know if i can find there covers for G2 iPods? Sorry, i just don't want to join the forum to then realize they don't have :/.

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  6. This is such an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it. I just bought one of the clear cases from the dollar tree a few weeks ago!

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  7. I'm going to be trying this with lamanant paper - the cut and peel kind. :/ i'm not sure how it's going to go yet, but i've been everywhere in town and no one has clear cases for the 3rd generation anymore! *sigh* oh well. here we go. wish me luck.

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  8. You know what? This is a great idea. Its cute. But its not craft. Craft requires more than this.

    Its a cute, simple, cheap cut&stick project.

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  9. What a cool idea!!! I have a G4 iPod Nano and my older Granddaughter has a G2 iPod Nano...so, I'll be on the lookout for a clear case for them both, so I can try this myself!!! She LOVES anything pink, and her Nano is a plain ole silver...so she will be thrilled with this!

    Thanks for the great crafting idea!!

    Judy

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  10. I didn't realize that the dollar store sold the covers (the are regularly $20 retail). I went and bought a case this evening. That tip alone is worth the big thank you but the tip about how to make the case your own, priceless.

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  11. Poo, I tried this with my iPod Touch and the case I already had, but I can't get the case to snap closed with the pieces in place. I trimmed them down as far as I could without losing the entire design on the front, and still, won't snap shut. =/

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  12. I can not get the file to open am I doing something wrong or ca someone open this for me?

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  13. FABULOUS!!!!!!! There's nothing I love better than great finds from the Dollar Store that you can alter.

    Love it!

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  14. Love this idea. I'm tweeting about it for my daily how to: http://twitter.com/groundsel

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  15. Awesome. I love how inexpensive it is....especially since I change my mind so often. Thanks!

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  16. this is brilliant! thank you. i'm running to dollar tree tomorrow. :)

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  17. This is an awesome idea, to bad I have yet to find a nano 4G template.

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  18. Wow, that was so simple. I got to the end and was expecting more! Fabulous quick and easy.

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