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Make A $400 Book: Make Monday
As much as I love my iPhone, I seem to misplace and drop it to the extent where that must look pretty questionable. I don’t do well with phone cases, so I made a new home for my phone out of an old book.

Posted by Its Chloe from New York, New York, United States • Published See Its Chloe's 5 projects »
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  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 1
    Step 1

    place your phone where you plan on it being planted

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    trace the phone with a pencil

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 3
    Step 3

    cut into he outlined area, a few pages at a time

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    continue cutting into the pages, being aware that as you get further into the book, the pages are going to try to shift your alignment.

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 5
    Step 5

    So make sure that you’re pages are aligned, by making an L shape with your book before cutting

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 6
    Step 6

    cut until your phone becomes flush with the book

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 7
    Step 7

    then start gluing. Starting from the back of the book, place some glue on the page and even it out with a brush.

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 8
    Step 8

    This helps make sure that the pages don’t get wet and wavy because of the glue.

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 9
    Step 9

    on the last full page, glue only around the edges and attach a ribbon.

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 10
    Step 10

    Since its right below the phone, the ribbon helps pop the phone out of the book. Not to mention that it really works like a bookmark, while gluing the pages.

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 11
    Step 11

    Every couple of pages of gluing, press the pages together to make sure that everything is properly aligned. The ribbon is a good marker that helped me remember where I left off.

  • How to make a book box. iPhone Book Case - Step 12
    Step 12

    Let it dry overnight, and then you have the worlds most overpriced book!

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Izzy and Emma's Channel  xxx
such a good idea you can secretly hide ur phone;-)
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CO + K User

You glue the outside first then it doesn't slip and you don't have to waste hours glueing every last page
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ChellyMitten
ChellyMitten · Mesa, Arizona, US
i use bibles to make similar cases, but i glue the outside edges of the pages &the inside cut edges together, instead of gluing each individual page.
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Cutie Mark Crusader
Cutie Mark Crusader · Trussville, Alabama, US · 17 projects
I am probably going to do this, but I will probably make it with a place for headphones, charging cords, etc.
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Roo
Roo · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 3 projects
@Bianca:
The Bible Happy
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Bianca B.
Bianca B.
It's a great idea but I don't know which hardcover to use that I won't want to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Courtney C.
Courtney C.
Perfect for those people who arent suppose to text during class but do
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surfergrl
surfergrl · Ceredigion, Wales, GB · 2 projects
Sweet idea for hiding it e.g. when travelling!
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
This is genius!!!
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Neeke_Poe
Neeke_Poe · San Jose, California, US · 3 projects
Great idea!! <3 it :}
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