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.
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!)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!