December 29, 2011

Lace Phone Case

While I'm still riding my lace high, I thought I would apply my new technique to my favorite crafting item
The cell phone case.
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We all know I have an unhealthy obsession with adding my crafty hand to electronic devices. So why stop now? I won't. You can't make me. 

And also, I am doing a service to you (your taste, really). See, if the glitter cell phone case wasn't your style, nor the studded cell phone case, NOR the embroidered cell phone case, then I have a hunch this one must be right up your alley. If not, well then, you are quite the picky person. Maybe next time I will paint sports balls all over a phone case. JUST KIDDING. I would never do that. 


Supplies:
1. A small piece of lace fabric from the Spandex Fabric Store on 37th between 6th and 7th. 
2. Spray paint in black and gold from the Home Depot. 
3. Painter's tape from Blick. 
4. A cell phone case from a guy on Canal Street. 
5. A piece of foam core. Mine is an old scrap but you can buy some at any art or craft store. 
6. Newsprint paper from Blick. Old newspaper works too. 

Step 1:
Take two pieces of Newsprint paper and tape them together with painter's tape. The goal is to have a working surface MUCH larger than the phone case to protect your floor, or table, or desk, or wherever you do your crafty work. 

Lola just wanted to be a part of things. 

Step 2:
Spray paint your phone case black and let dry completely. 
If you bought a black case to begin with, you can skip this step. I can't be much of a choser when shopping in China Town. So I mend my navy metallic case and make do.

Step 3:
Tape off the edges of the case with painter's tape. 

Step 4:
Bring the newsprint paper over the piece of foam core. 

Step 5:
Place the phone case on top of the newsprint and foam core. Then lay the lace over the phone case. 

Use push pins to pull the lace taught over the phone case. (This is why the whole contraption is over foam core.)

Step 6:
Spray paint over the lace with the gold spray paint. 

Step 7:
Remove the lace and let the case dry.

I have the most elegant phone case there ever was:
Just sayin'. It's pretty fancy. 




HOLY MOTHER OF LACE.
I put these up on Etsy!!! There are two available for purchase! Count 'em. One, two. 
BUT, I am, as always, overjoyed to take your custom order. Maybe black and gold aint yo' colors. I got yo' back! E-me! 

90 comments:

Barbara said...

This is very cool! At first I thought you glued the lace to the case, I love that you used spray paint. Nice!

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Bre said...

...I love you. I am so doing this!!!

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Karen A. said...

I can't wait to do this when I get my iPhone. Also, love Spandex World!

Amanda said...

This is really fabulous. I see so many boring phone cases that this is a great way to liven them up! I can't wait to try this out!

Helen said...

That is really cool. Love it.

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I just stumbled upon this blog about 5 minutes ago, and I have decided that you, Melissa, are my new best friend.

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these are so pretty with simple elegance. how neat of a DIY trick!

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anusha krishnamurthy said...

awesome idea love it & gonna do it :) happy new year

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love this idea! I shared this on pinterest :)

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l.keller said...

LOVE IT!!! Did you have to seal it with anything?

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! I want to make something like this!

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Melissa, you are awesome! Just stumbled on your site (from AOL maybe?) You are a STAR!
Love the humor in your crafting instructions.
Ummm, I do need a way to get a football on the case though....

stephy. said...

THIS IS AMAZING.
This could work on any phone, right? I'll be getting an HTC Radar really soon, & i want to do this so bad!

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Beautifull! I love it!

Anne Connelly said...

I tried this... it was a disaster.

sarah-rose said...

this is so beautiful i want to cry, thank you so much you genius, i will do this right away! xo

bubbywrap said...

This is so, so pretty. Definitely want to try it out. Btw did you use any clear sealer/finish/spray after the gold layer?

baby said...

wow i really want to try it out this weekend! cool!!

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This is gorgeous I have to try this!
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April Webster said...

Love this! Did you have to seal it with anything? I plan on doing this, but don't want the paint to chip.

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::REGARDING A SEALANT:: I tried twice and I've found that with a some sort of a seal or clear gloss on top, actually feels like it's never drying!!

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