I cant remember where I came across Mr. Kate but I am so glad I did! Her website is www.mrkate.com and I highly recommend checking it out if, like me, you enjoy lifestyle blogs that are cute, quirky, and engaging.
that’s where I found this DIY tutorial for a Kawaii decoden Japanese inspired phone case. I was so excited to try it out I went right out and bought the supplies for it. And that’s about as far as I got till my old phone case started getting embarrassingly worn. The moment for crafting had arrived! This project turned out to be so quick and so fun I forgot to take pictures mid craft. ooops!
Mr. Kate has such a great tutorial and pictures on her site, as well as a list of supplies. If you take a look I’m sure you’ll be just as charmed with her as I am. *View the tutorial*
I thought I would share my DIY experience and maybe give a little inspiration if you want to make your own.
To get ready I got together buttons and other odd bits I already owned.
I laid out the decorations first to get a rough idea of where I wanted them.
The caulk is really easy to apply and a lot less messy then I thought it would be. I used a chopstick to swirl the silicone around and then applied the beads around the edge first. An old pair of tweezers made placing the smaller decorations a snap. Resting the case on a jar to dry helped it not stick to the newspaper.
I let it dry overnight and here is the end result! Kind of a summer by the sea theme.
That blingy bit on the top of my phone is a earphone port dust protector. I never even knew such a thing existed until I saw them at a kiosk on Stephens Ave. My phone sure is pretty now!
Conclusion: This may not be practical for everyday use but it sure is a great conversation starter!