So, after some research, I found out the technique was called 'Decoden' and the large plastic pieces are called Cabochons. So with that, I did a lot of research into finding out the cheapest Decoden deal (in the UK - I can never be bothered to wait 3 weeks for it to arrive!) I ended up finding this Etsy seller whose kits are just over £10. So all you need now is a phone case (look on eBay!) and some superglue (head down to poundland) and you're away!
Phone case before the DIY | Decoration from here
- Start by sanding your phone case down (with sandpaper) to give it a rough texture, this will help the cabochons and the gems to stick to the case.
- Lay out all the big pieces you want to use in the position you want them. Then super glue them down.
- Start filling in the empty space with lots of rhinestones - I forgot to mention this project requires a lot of patience!
- Keep going.. Keep going!
- Depending on your phone colour/colour of your case you might want to use nail varnish to stop (in my case, black) phone from showing through. It makes your case look a bit dull. I chose a neon pink polish just to fill in the gaps. Paint it on the inside of the case.
Taaa daa! It's bling central but I love it! It gets mixed reactions - "Oh my God, your phone is amazinggg! Make me one!" or "Oh. Right. That's... nice." Oh well, each to their own!
What do you think of it?!