As many iPhone lovers have (expensively) learned, protecting your fragile glass phone with a case of some sort is a smart way to prevent any fatal damages to your all important tech device. Whether you go whole hog with a monster Otterbox or simple rubber backing is up to you — any protection is better than none at all. And whichever method or case style you go for, you can find a handmade upcycled or created-from-the-ground-up cover to keep your phone protected and you delighted. It’s with you everywhere you go and spends a fair amount of time literally in your hands — you might as well bring out as much of your personality as possible in the decoration!
With that, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite phone cases. Unless otherwise noted, many of the cases can be made for varying phone versions. Enjoy!
This iPhone 4 case is perfect for someone who wants to keep the Lord’s Prayer close at all times. (Art Sensation, $6.50)
“She believed she could, so she did” watercolor iPhone case for iPhone 4, 4S and 5. All cases are designed based on the artist’s original photography and digital art work. All cases are printed by in a home studio using a unique dye transfer process that results in a permanent and scratch resistant image. (Retro Love Cases, $17)
Beautiful and elegant wooden case designed to protect your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. This case is crafted of real wood, which adds a nice natural feel and touch to your phone. The interior of each case is fitted with a velvet fabric to avoid scratching. This design is available in three different kinds of wood: bamboo, cherry and black walnut. (Creative Use of Tech, $40)
Gray and white chevron with nautical pink glitter anchor print with monogram iPhone Case. The anchor looks like real glitter, but is actually a shiny gloss print. You get all the glittery goodness without the glittery mess! Perfect for glitter lovers! Each case fits either the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, or Samsung Galaxy S3 that is available with Verizon, Sprint, and/or AT&T Models and has all the access ports and buttons for your phone. The design is printed using proprietary inks and a heat transfer method to provide a beautiful gloss and finish. (Bee Covered, $17)