you know what the best kind of DIY projects are? the ones you can do in bed. goes without saying they’re the easy ones too. i’ve been wanting to make myself a new phone case for a while, and i’m stoked on how this turned out!
- plain iphone case
- metallic contact paper
- small scissors
- tweezers (i swear by these ones)
- mod podge (optional)
if you’re super observant, you’ll notice that the pattern in the photo above is different from the finished case. i ended up scrapping the first design because i had continued the patterns off to the sides, which ended up feeling annoying on my fingers and i figured they would start to peel.
01. cut out your shapes using the grid on the back of the contact paper as a guide for keeping your sizes consistent (or as you can see in mine, fairly consistent)
02. lay out the shapes on your case and figure out the pattern. *
03. using your tweezers, peel off the backing and stick to your case — continue this for like ever. if you mess up, you can remove the shape with your tweezers but you might want to cut out another shape if it looks janky after removing.
04. once you’re done, you can seal the case with a thin layer of mod podge or whatever sealer you want to use – this will prevent the inevitable peeling.
* my contact paper has a metallic grain, i ignored this on the first round and noticed that the shine wasn’t consistent throughout. if your contact paper also has a grain, make sure you keep the grain going the same direction on every shape for the best look.
easy right?! let me know if you try it!
8 comments on “DIY copper patterned iphone case”
The result is definitely gorgeous! Thanks for this DIY :-)
This looks so nice! I’d never think to use contact paper on a phone case. Thank you for sharing!
molly you are a bloody genius.
Hey, I like this look. I am all into geomatics currently and you can never have enough phone cases, right?
Have a great Sunday, Tobia