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A Not-Sold-in-Stores Smartphone Case
Yes, you can snag a custom-made cell-phone cover for just a few dollars, Chapman says, and it only requires minimal crafting skills. First, buy a clear plastic case on eBay, Amazon or at a phone-accessories shop—we found iPhone cases listed as low as 57 cents—and trim a photo to fit inside it. Then, cut holes for the camera or any buttons the photo case would cover. Place the photo in the case, followed by your phone itself. It's so easy you could trade out the images as frequently as you change your Facebook profile picture.