I love anything that is customized, especially if it’s customized with a monogram! What I don’t like, however, is the price tag that comes with customization. I was very unimpressed at pricing when I started looking for a monogrammed cell phone cover. Furthermore, I felt like those covers were not very durable (i.e., that would last maybe 2 rounds of my dropping them on the ground).
Instead, I settled on getting just a plain hard silicone case in a bright color that I liked. Hard silicone cases are cheap and come in many different colors, but I’ve found them to be excellent phone protectors. I’m super hard on phones, so protection is a very important factor for me when it comes to phone cases.
While browsing on eBay, I came across these cases that were brightly-colored on the sides and clear on the back. I like that they were clear, as this allowed my white phone to show through for a clean look. But then a lightbulb went off in my head–why not order a vinyl monogram, pop it on the back of my actual phone, and let it show through my new case?! Better yet, the cases were so cheap, I could order several and switch them out when I wanted something different, all for about the cost of 1 monogrammed case!
What You Need
- Phone case with clear back (such as the ones below)
- Galaxy Note 2, $3.88 shipped
- Galaxy Note 3, $3.75 shipped
- Galaxy S 4, $3.98 shipped
- iPhone 5, $2.99 shipped
- Various monogram fonts and colors— 1″ decal $2.00 shipped, 1.38″ or 1.5″ decal $3.00 shipped, 2″ decal $4 shipped.
- Scalloped border monogram— 1″ decal $2.50 shipped, 1.5″ decal $3.50 shipped, 2″ decal $4.50
- Lilly Pulitzer inspired monograms (like the one pictured on my phone)– 2″ decal smallest available, $2.95 shipped.
|2″ Lilly Pulitzer inspired monogram in Bait and Switch|
Step 1: Make sure the back of your phone is clean.
Step 2: Peel off the back of the vinyl monogram.
Step 3: Carefully place the monogram where you would like it on the back of your phone and push down to make the monogram stick. I recommend simply centering the monogram.
Step 4: If the placement is correct, run a credit card lightly over the back of the monogram to make sure it doesn’t peel up when you peel the cover off the front of the monogram.
Step 5: Slowly pull the front cover off the monogram.
Step 6: Pop on your new case! And change it at your leisure.
|Feel free to change the outside case as you like–since the monogram is on the actual phone, you don’t have to worry about getting a new one every time you switch cases!|
All done for way under $10! I really like the versatility of this option, as well as the super affordable price-point.