My new obsession: Decoden!!
Or old obsession, rather, but I just recently started to try it myself!
I decided to make a holiday phone case using Decoden styled decorations.
All in all this craft was a little more expensive than most of the others I show on my blog, but it's really fun and the result is amazing!
You will need:
- White caulking, I chose DAP brand, Wal-Mart, Home Depot or other home goods stores ~$2-4 [here is a link I just found on Google http://www.tools4flooring.com/dap-kwik-seal-tub-tile-adhesive-caulk-p-195.html?gclid=CNHGuPSK5LsCFeZ7Qgod3k4Aew#.UsfEGPRDsg0]
- Phone case, Amazon ~$3 for a clear one like shown below
- Cake frosting tips, Michael's, Daiso, Wal-Mart, I chose a star point, ~$1-3
- Charms/Beads/Buttons - These can be whatever you choose to use, the buttons I used were from Michael's, ~$1-4 a package, I used one package
So in total this cost me about $10, since I already had tape and a frosting tip.
Here is just about everything I needed for this craft. Kwik Seal, a phone case, tape, a caake decorating tip, and buttons.
The next step is to tape on the frosting tip. Take the cap off the caulking and snip the tip off with a pair of scissors. Then tape on the tip to the caulking with either scotch tape or duct tape. Just make sure that it is sealed entirely.
Before I did my case I practiced a couple methods of dispersing the caulking. This is a little hard to describe without showing a person, but you squeeze the caulking out of the tube while moving the tip. The top design on the box was squeezing it out in a swirl motion. The middle portion is moving it around in a swirl and continuing the swirl around. The bottom is just squeezing it out straight.
Then I started squeezing it out onto the phone case. I swirled on one line and then stopped. Then, I started swirling them on the next row.
I messed up a little bit, but it was my first attempt! I swirled the entire case, starting from the line shown in the previous picture, down. Then I used smaller individual squeezes for the top portion, which is why it is so pointy.
Then I started putting on the buttons. I liked the cookie cutter ones because they were festive and Christmassy and went along with the cake looking Decoden style.
Here you can see some holes in the design, that I filled in later by swirling the tip around.
Here is a side view of the phone case. I ended up stamping the sides of the case with more caulking for a more finished look.
This is what the case looked like once I put on all of the buttons from the package. It had a surprising amount of buttons in it!
Then I squeezed some of the caulking onto the front portion of the case. I was going to mod podge silver glitter to the front portion, but decided to just do it in the caulking.
Here is a close up of the detail, not sure why it came out a little yellow in the picture. I used white caulking to keep it fresh looking.
This was the snapchat I ended up sending to my friends to show the finished result. I love the way it turned out, even with its imperfections!
I then did a picture frame for my boyfriend's mom.
Here is another picture of the frame in a different light.
I used a little bit of transparent glitter, while it was still wet to make it stay.
Thank you for reading this post! It was a lot of fun to make, and you could use it with any style or holiday.
P.S. If you try this, I'd love to see! :]