DIY SmartPhone Non-Slip Phone Gripper

September 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

The Galaxy Notes are rather large phones, and while easy to hold, when making calls, I’m always afraid I’ll drop it. I looked at several online options, including sandpaper skateboard non-slip grip (something about that did not seem comfortable.)  The tacky strips by 3M for this purpose did not seem attractive either.

I think this will help, and it’s pretty cute, I think!


SUPPLIES:  I wanted to use a die large enough so that it would slightly wrap around the side, and have enough grooves and texture to help support the phone as I changes positions.  I felt that one layer did not offer enough of those qualities, so I layered several.

Used here are Nestabilities Dies Labels 9 (the largest and next to largest ones in the set), and also a Fancy Labels One die.

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With the Nestabilities dies, a cutting machine is required.  I have a Cuttlebug die cutter for scrapbooking, and found a leftover roll of Duck brand non-slip grip.  Perfect!  This creates a non-slip surface on the back of my phone.  Good results may comes from the “holey” non slip material, but I likes the look of this better.

Will it last forever?  No. In my thinking, the beauty of it is that it will come off easily when I’m ready for it to be replaced.  This is just something pretty and functional I can replace as needed with little cost.  While I learn to handle the phone, it will give me a bit of help.  It should not prevent the phone from going into pants pockets.  In the meantime, it will also prevent it from sliding off surfaces like countertops as easily.

Due to it’s 5.3″ side, I tire of holding it while lounging, and I think this will assist with hand fatigue. I looked at several cases, but did not really want to add to it’s size or weight.  We’ll try this first!

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