diy :: phone case

If you’re like me, you want to have your cell phone protected at all costs, but it needs to look pretty. I had sacrificed beauty over functionality, until I realized I could turn my boring-but-safe black case into a 30-minute DIY project… and have a little fun.

You need:
– scissors
– metallic spray paint
– exacto knife
– tape
– a piece of heavy paper to cut
– metallic markers *optional

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You can draw the shape or phrase for the design, which will function as a negative. I chose a heart, and used my exacto knife to cut out the letters. Once you have it, add as much tape as you can, so that it sticks well to the case.DIY-cel_2

Take it outside and play with the spray to get the desired effect. I suggest you first spray on a newspaper, to get the hang of it because spraying can be very messy and hard to control.DIY-cel_3

After letting it dry for at least 20 minutes under the sun, you can use metallic markers to enhance the design.

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This technique will work out on plastic cases the best, and even on rubber ones. Just let the paint dry well before using it.

 

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