How to Create a Cool "Steam Punk" iPhone Case

If "Dr. Who" carried a cell phone this might be what it would look like!

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How to Create a Cool "Steam Punk" iPhone Case
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Select your favorite phone.

Select your favorite phone.

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Select an inexpensive phone cover or shell. This one looks like laminated wood.

Select an inexpensive phone cover or shell. This one looks like laminated wood.

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3
Same cover just flipped over it's plastic.

Same cover just flipped over it's plastic.

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This case fits snuggly around my phone.

This case fits snuggly around my phone.

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You could go hard core and buy or carve a real wooden case for your phone. This would be another completely different guide for another day.

You could go hard core and buy or carve a real wooden case for your phone. This would be another completely different guide for another day.

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Add craft supplies to phone case with hot glue or super glue.  Most of the case is covered with super epoxy glue and you can choose to cover with a spray finish or leave it natural. I sanded mine.

Add craft supplies to phone case with hot glue or super glue. Most of the case is covered with super epoxy glue and you can choose to cover with a spray finish or leave it natural. I sanded mine.

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I added pretend screws to give it that special look.

I added pretend screws to give it that special look.

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I added flat screws for this side.

I added flat screws for this side.

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I thought the compass rose was clever but I was really proud of adding the name in rustic typewriter type font. The gears make it look really interesting.

I thought the compass rose was clever but I was really proud of adding the name in rustic typewriter type font. The gears make it look really interesting.

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Sample brads that you can clip the ends off.

Sample brads that you can clip the ends off.

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Fake screws

Fake screws

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Corner pieces look like mini picture frames. Sand them down because they can be sharp.

Corner pieces look like mini picture frames. Sand them down because they can be sharp.

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Here are a few gears. I added the small brads to cover the center holes.

Here are a few gears. I added the small brads to cover the center holes.

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Optional name plates from craft store.

Optional name plates from craft store.

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Craft store brads notice different shades of chrome, copper and bronze.

Craft store brads notice different shades of chrome, copper and bronze.

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Various metal plates to add to your phone case.

Various metal plates to add to your phone case.

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Label letters to custom label your phone with your name or motto.

Label letters to custom label your phone with your name or motto.

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I get lots of great comments about my phone case and use your imagination and create one for your self. Have fun guys. Steam Punk, Dr. WHO or whatever you can imagine... get busy. Cheers from Dr. I

I get lots of great comments about my phone case and use your imagination and create one for your self. Have fun guys. Steam Punk, Dr. WHO or whatever you can imagine... get busy. Cheers from Dr. I

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