It’s been awhile since I did a project that wasn’t house related or for the nursery, so it was perfect timing when the folks at Makeful announced their Makeful Challenge. It was just the push I needed to get creative again. This time around they sent out clear cell phone cases for the participants to decorate.
My dad recently got an iPhone 6 and I was excited to make him a new case for Summertime. This project was really easy to whip up in an afternoon and can be replaced any time he’d like, by simply scraping the images off of the inside of the case.
What you’ll need:
- Clear Cell Phone Case
- Images clipped from magazines, newspapers or online
- Matte Mod Podge
I’d seen these Norquay Co. paddles (made here in Ontario) recently and was immediately drawn to their beautiful geometric designs. They seemed like the perfect summer image!
I started out by printing the image in a few different sizes until I found what fit the case best. For this particular image, printing it at 30% made it almost perfectly fit the iPhone 6 case.
Once I was happy with the sizing, I cut out the paddle shapes with sharp scissors. I taped the case to the grid pattern on my sewing cutting board, but any grid pattern will work if you’re trying to make your pattern evenly spaced.
Using a small sponge brush, I applied matte Mod Podge onto the front of the pieces and stuck them to the inside of the case one at a time.
Once I was happy with how they were all placed, I allowed them to dry completely.
After the pieces were dry, I applied a thin coat of the matte Mod Podge to the back of everything to protect them and keep them in place.
I let the case dry for another couple of hours and then it was ready to put on the phone. Ta-Da! An instant summer update!