Glitter Embellished Cell Cases

December 9, 2014Allison Murray
DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

Cell phone cases can be expensive. I totally get it because cell phones are expensive. I have a tendency to drop, and, well, if I am being completely honest, sometimes even accidentally throw my phone across the room. I don’t know how many times a decent case saved my technological bacon.

So I grabbed a bunch of cheapie (read $1) cell cases off of the internet and played around with some glitters and a few rhinestones. Now I gave these away, because at the end of the day they aren’t going to keep my phone from breaking when it inevitably falls off of the kitchen counter, but I totally know how I want to kit out my more heavy duty cell case in the very near future!

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

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Now this case wound up being my favorite. Actually I did one more but I hate it so I’m not even going to bother sharing that one here! Grab a toothpick and your Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and let’s get after it.

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

Using your paint, in alternating colors draw straight lines up and down to cover the width of the case. You can vary the length of the lines on each row as you see above for a more interesting look.

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

When fully covered, grab your toothpick (or a skewer if you can’t find a toothpick) and draw in the paint dragging it around.

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

Voila! Isn’t that cool looking? I LOVE IT!

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

Next up grab some Tulip Fashion Glitter in your choice of colors and a can of spray adhesive. I used the Liquid Fusion Spray Adhesive, FYI. Lightly spray adhesive and then dust over top with your glitters.

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

Flip over and draw an interesting shape or detail on the back side using Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and press rhinestones into the still wet paint. Allow to fully dry before handling.

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

In the end, I wish I would have realized just how similar the dried gold paint would be to my rhinestones, I would have mixed things up a bit. But you live and learn!

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

For my last case I wanted to harness the power that is ikat. Because ikat is freaking awesome. Take your Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and make little squiggly boxes here and there.

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

Continue surrounding your shapes with more shapes made with lines to simulate ikat. Add rhinestones here and there if you so choose (I wish I had left mine off, honestly). When happy with the coverage allow to fully dry.

DIY Glitter Cell Phone Cases - So quick and easy!

Isn’t that cute and glitter-y and ikat-y?

In the end these three cases were experiments and they were a ton of fun. With each case only costing me a dollar, it was a really fun way to experiment and see what I want to do with a more heavy duty case in the future. Which is your favorite?

Comments (1)

  • Stephanie

    December 9, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    I really love this idea, the possibilities are really endless!

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