Thursday, April 11, 2013

diy blingy phone case

First off, I apologize for the lack of pictures. When I was doing this little project I didn't have a blog post in mind for it, but so many people have been asking exactly how I did it after posting a picture on Instagram, that I thought I'd write it all out.

You will need:

  • logo phone case
  • an assortment of flat back cabochons (mine were ones I'd already had, but search "flower" cabochons, "heart cabochons", "pearl cabochons", etc. on etsy and you will find a ton!)
  • e-6000 glue
  • craft tweezers (or any old tweezers you don't use for actual hair tweezing)

This is so, so simple but really all you do is lay a thin layer of glue on your phone and start placing your cabochons (using the tweezers) wherever you want them. I laid the bigger cabochons (bow, and hearts) first and worked around them.

I put my flat back pearls on in a totally random pattern, and I like how it turned out. Don't forget to go around the edges!

It took me just about an hour to lay everything down. The e-6000 takes about 24 hours to completely set.

And that is it!

It isn't perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out for a cheap and easy project. I wish I hadn't squished my logo so much, but again - for a first try I'm pleased with it.

What do you think??


Carly said...

Whoa, this looks amazing!


Miranda said...

I die! Love love love this! It's perfect. It looks like you purchased this some where. I'm sending you my phone case asap so you can do this exact replica for me :)


Adriana from Glitter & Sarcasm said...

This is awesome! I've wanted to do something like this for quite a while! Definitely bookmarking this post :)

Megan said...

How fun! I have always loved the look, but feel like the uneven-ness of the back would bother me. Does it bug you, or just make it even cooler?

Teri said...

I love it sweetheart !! I can Leila doing the same thing some day. xoxoxox.........

Unknown said...

this turned out so cool!!

Unknown said...

this turned out so cool!!

jackie jade said...

cute! I did something similar by covering my phone in rhinestones. which were much tinier so it took forever. but love how it turned out!

Unknown said...

The case has turned out amazingly! It looks so cool



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