Friday, March 12, 2010

Cheap Addiction DIY

If you've never heard of www.luxaddiction.com, you should check it out. It's a site that carries all sorts of custom phone cases... I can't even describe them. You just have to check out the site for yourself.

I was ABOUT to put down the $80 for a case. I seriously was. But then the cheap in my blazed to life and I though, screw that... I'll make my own. I love the designs. There are some that caught my eye, but none that made me think, "I HAVE to have that!" And I wasn't about to shell out that amount of money on something that I had luke-warm attraction to. Nuh-uh.

So I ordered a cheap case off of Amazon (I probably could have gotten one cheaper off Ebay, but I'm an Amazon fan) for around $3.00. The cost was mainly shipping :/ It's a matte, hard plastic one that snaps into place.

Also ordered a red one.

Then, I headed off to Michael's art supply store and bought a bunch of jewels and pearls. Here's what my work area at the kitchen table looked like:

Gorilla Glue!!

Bling Bling

I didn't really have a design in mind. I just figured that I'd make it up as I go along and cross my fingers. I sacrificed a couple necklaces and earrings to my little project, too. It's fine since they were pieces that never made any special appearance anyway.

I didn't get to use the owl because it didn't go with my color scheme :/ Next time.

Work in progress.

And then....



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*drum roll*


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I am incredibly proud and satisfied with how it turned out. >.< I'm actually considering making a second one, a more colorful one. The total cost for everything was actually less than $30. So, if nothing grabs your attention on the site, I think that you should just grab some Krazy Glue (But be careful with it. Use toothpicks to position the stones you use.) and get to work!

7 comments:

Karen said...

Awesome job with the DIY phone case Elisa :)
Yah I have to admit that $80 USD for a phone case is a bit pricey. I would seriously have to really really want that case to fork that out. I'm sure with shipping and all it would come to $100 CDN +
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For The Fierce said...

oooo snap! thats noooice. This inspires me, I need to do that. I've seen the plain ones with a bunch of rhinestones for about $30 bucks, but I can't spend that much on a fone cover thats ridiculous!

Thanx for this great idea! I def wanna try this sometime soon.


x

DiWiMakeup said...

Great job! It's better than shelling out the $80 since the one you have is the one and only. How long does it take for the glue to completely dry?

~Diana

Iyah said...

hahahah! =) You inspired me so much!! I was about to shell out $80 also for a hello kitty one but after this, I'm thinking to just do it on my own. woohoo!! =)

mandilicious said...

NICE!!! so creative! i wanna make one too! thanks for the idea!!! :)

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Oh my gosh, you have seriously given me the push I need to decorate my phone! lol I keep telling myself I will but haven't gotten started. I will now though :D

patrisha marie said...

that is sooo pretty !
i think i might justhave to make one noww


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