Monday, November 19, 2012

DIY Glitter iPhone 5 Case

My dad pre-ordered me the new iPhone 5, so I was lucky enough to get one right when it came out in September. It was my first time owning an iPhone and I absolutely love everything about it! Unfortunately at the time there were no cute cases out yet, so I needed to take matters into my own hands. I ordered this simple and very thin clear case on Amazon for just $10 and decided to do what I do best - put glitter all over it.

It was just as easy to do as my glitter wine glasses and glitter jars, but since I use my phone more often and it's banging around in my bag all day, I don't know if the glitter will last as long as it has on the glasses and jars. I think I may need to do a second coating of glitter and spray paint to fill in some areas that are becoming sparse. But I have had very little glitter falling off and haven't noticed it on my hands or in my purse, so this technique does do a great job of locking the glitter in. I just think after awhile it will suffer some wear and you may need to do some touch ups. :)

What you need...

What to do...
  1. Using a fat paint brush, coat the back and sides of the case with Mod Podge.
  2. Sprinkle glitter over the sticky areas, shaking off the excess onto a piece of cardstock and pouring it back into the container so you don't waste glitter or make a mess!
  3. Let the case dry for about 30 minutes or so. I like to do this on the windowsill when the window is open a little.
  4. Go to a well ventilated area (trust me on this one!) Spray a thin, even coat of the Krylon clear spray on the case. Take care not to spray too much or else the glitter will become wet and drip, which you definitely do not want!
  5. Let the case dry overnight on your windowsill.
  6. Repeat these steps again if your case starts to lose glitter or looks sparse in some areas.


  1. Doesn't glitter just make everything a little bit better?! This look great.

  2. cute! I did the same thing awhile back, I love glittering everything I can get my hands on :)

  3. Such a fun and easy DIY! And it totally looks like the one J.Crew sells!

    1. thanks! i think i might make another one in silver or gold for the holidays :)

  4. I love it, such a great diy, looks really cute and even a little festive:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  5. what a great DIY - and I love the green sparkle!!!

    Pearls & Paws

  6. Too cute! I want to make a gold glittery one!

  7. What a great idea. I really must do this... I never have a phone case on my phone and it the screen is cracked. This cute phone case idea will make me put a cover on my phone.

    Love it!

    Xo Amy would you like to stay connected through Bloglovin and GFC?

  8. I LOVE this... Well done, Missy! Nothing beats a good DIY. Love your blog! :)

    It's an Easy Life

  9. I really really love your Iphone case! And I also love your blog, I'm gonna follow you <3

  10. Looks fab!
    Not really a fan of green but I may invest in some pieces