DIY Marbled Phone Case

DIY Marbled Phone Case @themerrythoughtAfter making the watercolor mugs for Jan & Earl over on Poppytalk, I’ve pretty much been dipping everything I own into nail polish water… haha! But seriously, it’s so quick and so much fun! Manda said recently that she needed a new phone case and thought it might look cute to do the same thing to a plain white phone case so we ordered one and I made it yesterday! Now I’m feeling like I should probably order myself a new case too…
DIY Marbled Phone Case @themerrythoughtDIY Marbled Phone Case @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-White Phone Case
-Old or Disposable Bowl/Container
-Nail Polish

How to make it:
-Fill the bowl with warm water.
-Add a drop of nail polish to the water and let it spread out. You can also use a skewer to swirl the color around a bit to give it the effect you’d like.
-Dip your phone case in the water.
-You can use nail polish remover to remove any excess nail polish on the inside of the phone case or sections that got messed up.
-Carefully pat dry with paper towel.
-You can repeat with additional colors if you want.
-Once you’ve achieved the look you want, let it sit for at least two hours.
-You may want to spray with a clear coat once it has dried completely.
DIY Marbled Phone Case @themerrythoughtDIY Marbled Phone Case @themerrythoughtDIY Marbled Phone Case @themerrythoughtDIY Marbled Phone Case @themerrythoughtDoes your phone case need a makeover? Order some phone cases and mugs, get all of your favorite friends together and have a nail polish crafternoon!

xo. Caitlin

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  • KristenThursday, January 15, 2015 - 1:56 pm

    Oh I love this!!ReplyCancel

  • jan + earlThursday, January 15, 2015 - 3:54 pm

    Brilliant idea! Turned out really well!ReplyCancel

  • colleenpastoorThursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:25 pm

    This is so perfect! I’ve been searching for a new phone case and I think I’m going to have to try it. Where did you order your case from?ReplyCancel

  • Nina - Silver&RosyThursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    Woah, I love the final result! Will try this out myself.ReplyCancel

  • sarahk96Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it out for myself 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - Shrimp Salad CircusFriday, January 30, 2015 - 11:41 am

    This looks ridiculously elegant, especially for being dunked into nail polish and water. So impressed with how it turned out and definitely want to try this out! I’ve featured you here:

  • PayalSunday, February 1, 2015 - 1:51 am

    OMG.. I simply love it.. Thank you for this amazing idea..!!ReplyCancel

  • silviaFriday, February 6, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    Looks amazing. I am about to try this myself. How did you apply the clear coat? And what kind of clear coat? Thanks for the great idea 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathSaturday, February 7, 2015 - 9:08 am

      You could try Krylon Crystal Clear (we haven’t tried this yet) or you can always just use top coat nail polish and paint it on over. Make sure the nail polish is completely dry before trying this. We’d love to see how it turns out!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi G.Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:24 pm

    So cool!ReplyCancel

  • ArantxaTuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:06 pm

    I couldn’t get this diy off my head, so I’m gonna try this tomorrow.ReplyCancel

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