Upcycled DIY Painted iPhone Case – Autumn Forest Design

In today’s world it’s more important than ever to recycle and upcycle whenever we can, so over the last couple of weeks I took on the challenge of painting and customizing my old battered iPhone case into something new and fresh.

Before Make-over

Here’s what my iPhone case looked like before.

I’ve had this Zebra-print iPhone case for about four years, and it’s a little worn and faded along the edges and the spine. It needed a pick-me up.

I’ve never attempted to paint on an iPhone case before, but given the number of videos on YouTube about it, I’m more than a little late to the party. Oh well.

After I removed the outer cover and scrapped off all the glue (which took hours, by the way) I applied some trusty acrylic paint. I haven’t used acrylic paint since I left school and quit art, so it was interesting to flex these muscles and see what I could do.

After Make-over

And here’s the result after a bit of TLC.

At first I wasn’t happy with what I was painting. I got that voice in my head telling me over and over how bad of an idea this was. Eventually I ignored that voice and just got on with it.

I used acrylic paints and PVA glue for a glaze. I’m fairly happy with how it ended up and I might do more projects like this in the future.

What do you think?

You can view a video of the full process on my YouTube channel!


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