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D-EYE-Y: Flirty Eyes Wallet

D-EYE-Y: Flirty Eyes Wallet

I get really excited when I’m flipping through a magazine and come across some fancy pants designer item that I know I can DIY.

It was love at first when I found an image of a really quirky iPhone case with flirty eyes. Glitter? A funny face? I was all over this one.

A quick internet search led me to the original source which is this $40 phone cover from Chiara Ferragni. Yikes! I know with some thrifted supplies I can knock down this project to just under $10. Click through to learn how I translated this designer phone case into a DIY wallet.

There's a new DIY tutorial on my blog that you have to SEE to believe!

The main component of this project is a hard case wallet. These are all over stores like Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, and the like. I’ve also had some really good luck finding castoffs at the thrift store. Ideally you’d want one in a light, solid color but I worked with both a neon and a teal one that turned out just fine.

The other things you’ll need are:

  • Mod Podge
  • Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
  • Sponge-y paintbrush
  • Colored glitter (I love mine from Martha Stewart)
  • Black and white sticky back felt (you can buy multi-packs at Wal-Mart for cheap)
  • Scissors, pencil, and a blue & black marker

Ready? Ok, let’s jump right in.. (trying something new by using a slideshow format – let me know if you like it!)

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  1. I started by coating a generous amount of Mod Podge on my wallet and had a heavy hand with my glitter. This may take one or two coats depending on what color your case is and the type of glitter you’re working with.
  2. While that’s drying, I cut out my felt shapes freehand. I drew an eyeball, two sets of fabulous eyelashes, and eyebrows that are totally on point.
  3. When the Mod Podge is cured, I sprayed some acrylic sealer to keep everything from flaking off and then waited 15 minutes while it worked it’s magic.
  4. The last step is the easiest step and that is to place your felt pieces into a face shape. It couldn’t be any easier!

How cute is this wallet? I can’t wait to show it off in an outfit post when the weather warms up!

If you make a version of this (wallet, phone case, notebook, etc), share it with me on social media using the hashtag #craftrepeater. (That’s a riff on my blog name The Outfit Repeater!) All of my links are at the end of this post.

Good luck and happy crafting!

This is a DIY tutorial that you have to SEE to believe!



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January 21, 2016 5:58 am

So cute! And I like the slideshow format for this craft project. Well done.

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