I was driving into work the other day and this crazy thought popped into my head. What if I could decoupage my smart phone? Sure it may seem like a strange and risky idea at first and If I had a super fancy expensive phone I may reconsider. I have an entry level phone so I felt I had nothing to lose. I had gone through about six different cell phone covers. Many cases never correctly fit the phone and the others broke easily. I popped the back cover off and thought to myself I could do this! First, I tried using wrapping paper. It was a nice pattern I bought from the dollar store. It proved hard to work with because it was super thin and I scrapped that idea after a failed attempt left tears and wrinkles. I used instead, scrapbook paper which is thicker and more durable. I traced the phone cover onto the paper making sure to trace the various openings on the phone. I used an x acto knife to cut the tracing, carefully cutting the openings for the camera and speaker on the phone. I used Mod Podge Matte finish to adhere the scrapbook paper to the phone cover smoothing out the edges. I then sealed the outside of the cover with seven layers of Mod Podge allowing each layer to dry thoroughly between applications. I was pleasantly surprised with the result!
Mod Podge Matte Finish
X Acto knife
black fine tip marker or pencil
Scrapbook paper (design of your choice)
Medium sized artist paint brush