I finally did it!
I bling'd my iPhone!
It's pink, sparkly and girly!!
My little man HATES it. Tee hee hee!
I bought a silicone mint green case for my iPhone last Christmas ("why just order one for the kid when you can order an extra for yourself", I always say).
It soon went from a sweet pastel mint to what I guess you might call "chocolate mint".
But not in a good way.
Dirty and dingy. ICK!!
I liked the contact paper I used to line the drawers in my daughter's vanity makeover, so I decided to try covering the case with it.
The second pic is after four months of contact paper use.
Worked great, but the edges started to look a little antiqued.
Great for furniture, not for iPhone's!
Enter Glitter, Glue & Nail Polish!!
After seeing about a hundred Pinterest tutorials showing how to glitter everything from phone cases to jack-o-lanterns, I finally decided to tackle it myself.
|Choose the finest glitter you can find for the best result.|
I picked up this pretty pink glitter at Michael's today for $1.29 and went to work.
I mixed up some cheap school glue and water (what any good cheapskate would do when all the tutorials call for Mod Podge) and painted the mixture on my case.
Then it was just a matter of dumping all that glitter onto my now slimy, glue covered case.
|I shook the excess off into a bowl so I could easily spoon it out and use it again.|
This is after one coat of glue and glitter.
It took two coats to completely cover.
|Bottom half already covered in nail polish.|
To prevent the inevitable glitter infestation (how does it always end up down my bra?) I coated the whole mess in clear nail polish.
I know there are several other things I could have coated it with, but I had the nail polish, and... I'm CHEAP!
I LOVE how it turned out!
So über sparkly!!
I am a bit worried about how well it will hold up over time.
Will it flake off?
Will it all peel off in one piece?
Will it stick to that case like Concrete?!?
Project "Bling my iPhone" case has begun and we'll see how long this glitter lasts...
I'll keep you posted.
Update: It's been just a few days shy of one month since I "Blinged my iPhone" case and it looks exactly like it did when I took these pics! No peeling whatsoever!!!! I do see the occasional piece of glitter here or there, but even that is rare. So, happy blinging!!
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