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You Can Use Contact Paper To Make Your Electronics Look Brand-New -- Here's How

OCTOBER 2, 2015  —  By Jessica Catcher  
Jessica Catcher

Jessica Catcher

Jessica is a writer who lives in Queens, NY. She spends most of her time listening to One Direction, watching TV, and hanging out with her one-eyed cat, Rigby.

Sure, you can find cute laptop covers on Etsy or the Apple store, but why spend all that money when it's super easy to make one yourself? Plus, you can customize it however you'd like!

Just pick your favorite pattern of contact paper and grab an X-Acto knife. In minutes, you'll have your own totally unique computer. And no one will be able to see all those marks from years of use...and dropping, spilling, and other things we tend to inflict on our poor technology.

This crafter started by tracing the Apple logo and carefully cutting it out with an X-Acto knife.

You can do the same with any other computer logo, too.

She then removed the contact paper backing...

And placed the laptop upside down on top.

Then, she trimmed the edges to fit.

(It might require a little extra trimming once you flip it back over.)

She repeated the process for inside the laptop, tracing the track pad and trimming the paper to fit.

The result: a totally rustic-chic laptop!

(source Fine and Feathered)

Seriously, how adorable is that? For the more experienced crafter, you can even combine different paper patterns and shapes for your own super-cool design.