Make Your Own Invisible Shield Tutorial

Alright ladies. Here it is. The answer to your dilemma… “what should I get my Husband/Boyfriend this Valentines day”.  If your husband loves gadgets (like mine does) than this will be a gift that he will actually like! If you are wondering what in the world an invisible shield is, let me enlighten you.  invisibleShield made by ZAGG is a thin transparent film that covers electronics and keeps them from scratching.   The film that ZAGG uses in its invisibleShield was originally developed for the U.S. Military to protect helicopter blades.  Now that is tough.  What else is tough is paying $25 to get your phone covered.  Fortunately my husband found a do it yourself solution…using my girly crafting tools no less. A big thank you to him for sharing all his research!  Take it away husband…

Make Your Own Invisible Shield Tutorial

Step one: 
Buy the material.  Here is the correct material and where to buy it:

Step two:
Make the silhouette or cricut template. Or you could cut them by hand (not recommened). The tools I used were inkscape (inkscape.org) and the silhouette software.
  • Get the template measurements using a ruler and the mm measuring part (set inkscape or silhouette tool to measure in mm).
  • a good estimate if you do not have the actual device is to go to http://pective.com/ and search for the device in question. Put in your screen diagonal size in inches in the top right corner and it should show an almost real life scale size of the gadget. You can take a screen shot of this to trace the template to give a good starting reference.
  • cut out a paper version first and adjust as necessary
Here is a paper copy that we made for my Mom’s phone. She has a Palm Pixi.
Step Three: 
Cut out the template.  If cutting with a silhouette, use the yellow cap and set the speed to 8 and the thickness to 20.
Step four:
Apply the template- *DISCLAIMER* Please fully read and understand the installation instructions before installing onto your device.  Though there is little chance of damage, I can not be responsible for any damage to the device or yourself in the process.
Step five:
Let dry.
  • don’t put your device in a case or pocket for about 24 hours.
  • Air bubbles should flatten over time.

That is it. Done. Wife (or girlfriend) of the year.  If you have any questions, I am sure I can pass them on to my husband.

My husband made a template and cut out the protective film covering for my brother’s HTC EVO 4G.  If any of you have that same phone, you are in luck! Here are the files for the cricut and silhouette cutting machines:

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Comments

  1. Ooh, smart idea! I wish I had known about this before I bought one of those protectors for my new phone… Thanks for sharing!

    -Rochelle @ http://homesweethomebodies.blogspot.com/

  2. what a smart idea! and much cheaper than the $25! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!

  3. This is genius! I have bought two of those covers from Zagg…not any more! I work for a graphics company and we lay a ton of decal and our solution is windex and water. It dries faster and you don’t get the soap bubbles.

    Would love to have you link it up to our weekly party!
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  4. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! This is awesome!!! You are just amazing lady!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  5. Amazing! I paid lot of money to do that at the mall couple years ago. Thank you for sharing a great tip!

  6. Hmmmmm. Very interesting. I might have to give that a shot!

  7. Totally cool info. Sure wish I had a Silhouette! Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  8. How clever! This is so good to know!

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now that you might be interested in!

  9. That is great to know! I think I way overpaid! If you have not been by yet, I would love for you to come link up! Every month the best link gets prizes!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/strut-your-stuff-for-february-round-2.html

  10. Totally Awesome!!! Thanks for the great idea!!! 🙂

  11. Awesome job! I bought the supplies and will be doing my own now!

  12. Such protective shield can make the device look brand new even after years of usage. Planning to have one soon for my Etched Glass design.

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