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.

 

DIY :: gold pumps

Recently, a friend gave me a pair of pumps she no longer wanted. They fitted me perfectly, but the color was so boring and office-esque that I didn’t wear them until I realized they had potential. I decided to paint them gold, since it’s a neutral color that goes with pretty much anything.

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Spray painting is a great technique for revamping old things, from shoes to pretty much anything. Just make sure you cover everything that you don’t want painted with tape and newspaper, and after you’re done, let the item sit for a while under the sun between coats of spray.

Once you’re done, wear your creation with pride!

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