Blythe On A Budget: DIY Smart Phone

Written on July 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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I love miniatures, but I also like to do things on a budget. I’m a huge fan of my own smartphone, so I decided that it might be time for my dolls to have one of their own (and I am planning on making a few more after this!). In no time, your dolls will be busy with texting, calling their best friends across the country and racking up phone charges by paying to move onto the new chapter of Candy Crush Saga.

Scissors are involved in this project – so please get an adult supervision if you’re a kid! BlytheLife is not responsible for any injuries or increased cell phone bills that may be a result of doing this project.


  • One appropriately sized image of whatever phone you wish to make (use pictures from fliers!)
  • Black craft foam (you will not need the full sheet, so this is a good project for scraps!)
  • Packing tape
  • White glue/craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick


Step 1: Cover the image you’re going to use with packing tape. This gives it a shiny appearance, much like real phones. Cut it out.


Step 2: Smear glue all over the back of the phone image. I used the toothpick here to help spread it evenly as I wanted to avoid getting glue on my fingers.


Step 3: Smoosh the glue-covered picture onto the craft foam. Let it dry.


Step 4: Cut it out! Try to be as neat as possible and remove the white edges from the flier paper.


And you’re done! You can make a bunch of doll-sized cell phones for all of your Blythes! I plan on making a new phone later with a smaller image, but it still works for Blythe-scale because her head is so large.

You can use the same method to make tablets or e-readers for those technologically inclined.


4 Responses to “Blythe On A Budget: DIY Smart Phone”

  1. Steph! says:


  2. Alicia says:

    Love, Now I have to make one! Thanks for the idea.

  3. Pam says:

    So cute! I need to buy some craft foam one day soon! And don’t even mention Candy Crush Saga… if she has anywhere near the addiction I do we are in trouble lol Although I don’t pay to get past levels I stay up all night trying to beat them instead lol

  4. Gill says:

    So clever! My the girls are clamouring now…all placing their orders!

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