Dollar Store Finds: Make your own Device Skins for Pennies!


I was in the Dollar Store (best place to buy sponges and various cleaning supplies). Then, I saw these shelf liners and thought they would be nice to spruce up some desks, bookshelves, and kitchen drawers. Suddenly, it occurred to me that these would be perfect for making custom skins for devices, especially those without commercially available options. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the skin getting ruined because you could easily re-cover your device 10x’s over. 





UNLIKE MANY ADHESIVE SKINS YOU BUY, THE EDGES OF THIS STUFF DO NOT LIFT UP AND IT DOES NOT LEAVE RESIDUE WHEN YOU ARE DONE!


I only currently have pictures of my Gtablet, but I also did my Boyfriend’s HP Touchpad since there were no good cases when he got his. 


Supplies: 






1 – Roll of Adhesive Shelf liner (may also be called contact paper, but it isn’t paper). 
1 – Razor blade or Xacto knife
1 – Set of scissors


Steps:


1. Cut out a piece of the adhesive liner with the center of the design being in the center of the sheet.


2. Remove the adhesive backing and place the center of the design on the center of the object that you want to cover (don’t worry about fingerprints, this stuff is easily removed and re-adhered) 


3. Press and stretch and work the design out like you would with any normal device skin.


4. Once you get to the edges, press them up and wrap it around. 


5. Mark where you want your edges to be on the skin using a marker or pencil.


6. Pull back the edges and cut where you have marked using scissors.


7. On the corners, make slits using the razor blade about 2mm apart so that when you roll up the sides of the object, you can get nice, shapely corners and some corner protection. 


8. Do any finishing touches using the razor blade for special cut-outs and whatnot.


DONE! 

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