DIY Tutorial: Studded iPhone Case

January 22, 2012

I know how the tutorial is named Studded iPhone Case but you can possibly just apply this tutorial to anything you own and want to stud. This project is so easy I don’t even need a step by step for it!

Materials needed:

  • A case for your phone
  • Adhesive pyramid studs (40 for $5 from Brighton in Chinatown)

Here are a few patterns I came up with but feel free to get creative!

Have a great Chinese New Year ahead!

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  • Reply Gina February 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    what did you use to glue it on to the casing? thanks!

    • Reply Ros C. February 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Hello Gina, the ones we used are the adhesive ones! You can either melt the glue with a lighter or just add a little superglue to stick them to the casing :)

  • Reply amina February 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Hey! Where did you get the BLACK plain case from? :)

    • Reply Juu Y. February 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Hi Amina!

      You can find plain ones at most mobile phone accessory shops! We got ours at Sim Lim Square! :)

  • Reply Carissa February 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Hey guys, great job once again!

    Would you happen to know where I may get similar studs (such as plain round ones), only this time not adhesive ones but those that are meant for clothing such as denim jackets? Thank you so much :)

    Keep up the good work!

    • Reply Ros C. February 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Hello Carrisa!
      You can get them at Brighton Accessories House! It’s located at the People’s Park Market (next to OG), #02-1160.
      You’re welcome and thank you so much for your support! :)

  • Reply Jae February 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    hello! do you know roughly how long will the studs last?

    • Reply Juu Y. February 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Hi Jae! I’ve fixed mine down with superglue and have been using it on my phone since about 4 months ago and it’s still going strong! No signs of it dropping off at all even after dropping it multiple times in the carpark (whoops!) Who says DIY doesn’t hold up? :)

  • Reply Emily February 24, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    hw much was the casings? :)

    • Reply Juu Y. February 25, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Hey Emily! You should be able to find cheap plain cases at most mobile accessory shops for under $10! :)

  • Reply Rach February 29, 2012 at 12:28 am


    Just found your website and I’m in AWE. So glad there’s a DIY site for Singaporeans. I’ve only seen two tutorials so far and I bookmarked you guys immediately. Please don’t stop updating! Your tutorials and info on where to get materials are very useful and really awesome!

    Your newest fan

    • Reply Ros C. March 1, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Hi Rach!
      Thank you for the support! We will definitely keep the tutorials coming, hehe ;)

  • Reply Rachel March 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Hey what’s the size of your studs! Iszit 10mm? Heheh thanks! Love your design!

    • Reply Juu Y. March 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Hi Rachel! Thanks for your support! The studs are indeed 1cm x 1cm! :)

  • Reply Justin April 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm


    This is awesome, I’ve actually tried it out myself and it actually really looks damn good. But, one problem though: my studs do seem a little old (& dirty) after I stick them on with superglue. Is there a way to fix it? Like maybe polish or something?

    • Reply Ros C. April 7, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Hi Justin! If they are dirty because of the superglue, perhaps you could try cleaning it with nail polish remover. That helps to get rid of the superglue! :)

  • Reply Angela April 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    How much did you bought the plain black iphone case for?

    • Reply Juu Y. April 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Hey Angela!

      I bought it at slightly under $10! You should be able to get a plain one for fairly cheap at any mobile accessory store! :) Hope this helps!

  • Reply Michelle wee April 12, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Hey I love your DIY studded iPhone casing . Is your stud have those sharp pointy behind or those flat ones that you need to super glue it ??

    • Reply Ros C. April 12, 2012 at 12:21 am

      Hello Michelle! Our studs are the flat ones (with glue), so you can either use a lighter to melt the glue or simply super glue it!

      • Reply indiana May 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

        hey, is there anywhere online that sells the flat ones? I’ve had a bit of a look but people only seem to sell the ones with the points.


        • Reply Ros C. May 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

          Hi there, you can try ebay! :)

  • Reply S.C. May 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Hi do they sell studs of other colours too?

    • Reply Ros C. May 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Hello, yes, there are gold and gunmetal ones too :)

  • Reply D May 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Is this in Singapore? Can I roughly have the direction of where to buy those studs from the mrt? Or perhaps the exact address? Thanks!

    • Reply Ros C. May 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Yes this is in Singapore! Here’s the address: Blk 32, New Market Road, #02-1160 (Park Crescent), Singapore 050032
      You’re welcome :)

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    hello its the shops till open , brighton (: ?

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      yes, it is.

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  • Reply Moe September 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    May I know the place where I can buy studs ?? Around choa chu kang jurong east or any place??

    • Reply Juu Y. September 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Moe! As mentioned, you can get the studs from Brighton in Chinatown! Alternatively, try searching on ebay for online convenience!

      • Reply Moe September 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

        Thanks for the information..!!

  • Reply Hethlyn October 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    May I know if the Brighton Chinatown got sell GOLD PYRAMID STUDS???

  • Reply sella October 31, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Hi, i have a question, can we use glue gun to glue the stud? what kind of glue will stick the best? thank you! keep up the good work :)

    • Reply Juu Y. November 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Sella! A hot glue gun would definitely work! We just used superglue from a supermarket/hardware store! Hope this helps! :)

  • Reply chasina November 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    hi :D ur website is really helpful :D could we still stick on studs even if they have prongs? :)

    • Reply Juu Y. November 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Hi Chasina, glad we’re of help! It might be possible to push in the prongs/snip them away and still stick them on the cover, but it’s really much easier to get the flat studs! Hope you find them! :)

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    Hey, love this! You should make a pin to Pinterest option :)

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      Hi Marie! Thanks for that awesome suggestion, we’ll definitely work on that! :)

  • Reply Hajer h December 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    What glue did you use because I brought the E6000 glue and it can cause cancer because of the smell?

    • Reply Juu Y. January 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Hajer! We just used regular elephant/super glue that you can buy at most stationery stores. I think as long as you aren’t exposed to the glue fumes for long periods of time it should be fine! :) Alternatively, you may choose to wear a mask to protect yourself. Happy crafting!

  • Reply dea January 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    how big exactly are the studs? 3/8″ or 1/2″?

    • Reply Juu Y. January 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Hi dea! The studs are 1cm x 1cm! :)

  • Reply Adeline January 23, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Juu! do you know if i can get spiky studs at the store? thank you and awesome DIY! :-)

    • Reply Juu Y. January 24, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Hi Adeline, yes they have spikey studs at Brighton as well! It’s located at near the textile stores :) You’re welcome!

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  • Reply zen September 28, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Didnt realise there were studs with adhesive! Def need 2 visit brighton next time i am back!

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