May 15, 2012

DIY: Tribal print iPhone case ✪

 DIY: Tribal print iPhone case ✪ Are you seeing lots of this type of pattern lately? It's either called the Aztec print or the tribal print! It's the one of the 'It' trends this season since it's the perfect mix of color and fun which is perfect for the summer! (especially here in Manila!) I wanted a hint of this awesome print with me everywhere, so what better way to do that, is to place it in your very own iPhone case! :) Here's my take on the Aztec inspired iPhone case!  This was my awesome finished product! Didn't expect it to look like this!!! :) So happy! ♡Check it out and do it yourself!Tell me what you think about it here ♡ 

le inspiration which costs $40 each! The messed up, crooked lines create the effect! :)

What you'll need: 
Look for your colored permanent markers coz they're the only thing that'll put your patterns to life!

 A matte white iPhone case (or a blackberry case if you're on BBM)

Any type of ruler. I used a Protractor so it won't be too long, rulers are sometimes hard to work with!

How did I do it? 
Don't be scared to start it! Just think of it as drawing on a normal, white paper! :)

Think of any design and be creative with it! The first few patterns can be 
overwhelming but as you move on to the middle part, 
sometimes you just run out of ideas of what to do next! Haha! :)

Remember, for this DIY, the more the details, the better! But I'm warning you, 
you'll need a lot.. A LOT.. of patience because this takes time to finish, but
I assure you that when it's done, you'll love the result! :) 
You can also apply clear nail polish to make it shiny & last longer

Side view & top view of the finished product. 
Make sure you extend until the sides and the top of the case! :) 
(isn't it obvious I'm addicted to these types of prints? Look at my lock screen! haha!)

It isn't even dry yet, but I'm already super excited to use my newly made iPhone case!
Surely, I won't have to worry about having the same case as someone else.


Try this awesome DIY and show your artistic skills :)
Make your friends and family jealous! haha  just kidding!
Happy DIY-ing! Hope you liked this post :)
Watch out for more!
xx, Denise 

141 comments :

  1. I love it! I wanna try it with my BB case. :>
    Thanks for sharing!

    Geneva
    http://fromgenevawithlove.tumblr.com

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    1. Thank you!!! :) You should then show me! :)

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  2. I LOVE IT!!! i was never the arty fartsy type but I will try this on my blackberry. i have a white case but it's not matte :(((

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    1. Thank you!!!! :) It's fun to do also! See it if it works, you'll never know unless you try! :)

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  3. Where did you buy your matte white iphone case? I wanna try that too! :( Iphone cases like that are expensive online. :(

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    1. I got mine in HK but I think if you look for one, there are cases around that sell those :) I know so, go you try it yourself! :)

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  4. Where did you get the tribal print wallpaper? I'm obsessed with!

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    1. I just saw that somewhere in Tumblr! :) Just be on the look out, I'm sure you'll find it! :)

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    2. It's called Overdose by Bianca Green and you can find it on society6.com :)

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  5. Love it! Want to try it on mine too, inspired. However, scared! XD

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    1. Thank you! :) Well, you'll never know until you try! Go ahead you can do it! :)

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  6. i can't find plain cases like this anywhere! Ive searched ebay, amazon etc. Do you have a link to a site that has them?

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    1. Try spray painting first in plain light colour, but remember to remove back off fone first,although I have seen kids just using masking tape over screen to protect it. Paint drawjust have fun. Nail polish works well also. Just a thought.

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    2. Yes, that's an amazing suggestion! :)

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  7. This is a really cool idea!! But will the marker rub off?

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I put varnish on top of it after I did this :)

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  8. how long does the sharpie last?

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    1. I put varnish on top, so I'm hoping it'll last forever!!! Haha! :)

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  9. Can you put nail polish on it to make it last??? (:

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  10. This is really cool! You're such an amazing artist. It doesn't look like a DIY. I thought it was digital printed. :D Now, I wanna try this also, but I have to buy markers first. :D

    Love,
    stylegrenade.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much!!! :) I really appreciate being called an 'artist' haha first time and it feels good! HAHA! :)

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  11. cooooooooooooooooool!

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  12. This is awesome! I'm in love with it! I think I'm gonna try it,soon :) Anyways,can I do this on sillicone case? :\ Cause I couldn't find a case like yours :( Please reply me asap. Thank you :) X

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    1. Thank you! :) I don't think this will work with a silicone case :( I guess the ink of the marker will smudge over time :( sorry!

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  13. Oh my gosh! This so amazing! I've been in search of an iPhone case for months now but haven't found one that I can really "commit" to. Now I just need to create my own! Finally a good reason to buy that set of sharpies that have been sitting in my amazon.com cart!

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    1. Awww!!! :) You're so cute! I'm sure those Sharpies are going to be worth it once you'll finish your case! :) tell me how it goes!

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  14. Hi Denise! This iPhone cover looks really nice!
    I'm gonna get myself a case & those Sharpies!
    Thanks for the share. (:

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    1. Super super glad that you appreciate them! Go get the materials soon, I'm telling you, you won't regret it! :)

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  15. Putting nail polish completely screws up my case, and it makes this weird reaction that kind of looks like..plasticky mold. Any suggestions?

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    1. How about a different brand of nail polish or a varnish for plastics? :( I'm super sorry :(

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    2. How about an actual craft varnish like an acrylic spray?

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  16. I have a white iphone case, but it is not matte, just a shiny white, does this make any difference or is there a specific texture I should be working with?

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    1. I think this works best with a matte case, but I'm sure it'll be just as good! You'll never know until you try! :)

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    2. I know this is late but try lightly sanding the case to make it matte

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  17. Will the Marker come off?? I LOOOVE this but is it practical as far as it staying on??

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    1. just find the right varnish and I'm sure that it'll stay for a long time! :)

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  18. so much prettier with all that color! Smart girl :)

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    1. I just tried it and I was glad that it worked out! :) thank you for that! :)

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    1. What I meant to say was:

      Adorable!
      This would be super rad on nails too ♥

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    2. Thank you so much!! :) What a great idea! I bet it would too! :)

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  20. I want this sooooo much. Like this exact one , would you ever be in the buisness of selling it or making anther one just like it to sell?

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    1. Hi, I'm about to! :) Gonna let you know when though! :)

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  21. I would never like to fail out any chance to read out your listings.
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    1. I'm so glad that you like my blog! :) I hope that you get to learn from it as well! :)

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  22. I did this to my iphone case and it looked awesome! except for nail polish DOES NOT WORK. and neither does mod podge! FYI!!

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    1. awww try and try until you succeed! :) HAHA! I'll look for some also :)

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  23. i really wish this was for sale!

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  24. <3 this xx can i buy one !!!

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  25. Have you seen this? http://roflmaoexceptnotreally.tumblr.com/post/28819261797

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    1. HAHAHA OMG. That just made my day! HAHA! Thank you for the link! :)

      ...Apparently I'm that one person who has the time for it! :))

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  26. You'reon 9 gag for this!

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    1. Link me pleaseeeee!!!! I wanna see!!! :) haha!

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  27. You're on 9gag hahahaha!

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    1. Hahaha! Super funny! :) Thanks for the link! :)

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  28. Look! Your DIY. :) http://thefunniestpost.com/post/28840489177/hysterical-blog

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    1. HAHA! :) Thank you for that link! I love it! :)

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  29. This is AMAZING !!!! I love it, I am soo gonna have to try it out:) did u know this pic is on like instagram and tumblr lol, ur pic is famous:) if u ever start to sell these I would love to buy one!! Keep up the good work:)

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    1. Awww! :) thank you! :) Yes, it surprises me when I see it there also! :) Have fun DIYing!

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  30. I was just wondering what varnish u used? :) and btw, the case looks amazing!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Still looking for one! haha! :) thank you! :)

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  31. Denise,
    I love this case!! Do you think you could Try and make one but the designs be thicker? I want to see you do that and I don't Trust my drawing skills.
    Thanks,
    I love your work.
    -sofia

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    1. Yeah sure, I'll try that soon! But don't worry, I'm sure you can do it too! :)

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  32. Hi Denise! I'll definitely try to do it, I say "try" because I haven't seen Sharpies here -in Venezuela-... But, I'm gonna look for some permanent markers to do this... Thank you for this DIY, I really appreciate if you take a look to my blog...

    http://walk-a-million-miles.blogspot.com

    XX! Andrés.

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    1. Yes! try it if you can! :) it's really an amazing DIY!
      Saw your blog! Nice!

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  33. I love this! I'm going to try recreating it as a birthday present for my mom :)
    Can I ask how long this lasted for? Before it started smudging & got ruined?

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    1. Hi! It lasts long as long as you take care of it.
      I personally find it more unique as time goes by :)

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  34. I started to put the clear coat on and it smudged! Should I wait longer to put it on or what should I do??

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    1. Yes, I think you should wait longer or try a different coating! :)

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  35. Hey! I used permanent sharpies on my phone case but the colours on the side started to smudge and rub off when it was in my pocket. Have you got any suggestions with what I could do? :)

    Becca

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    1. aww :( that's what's hard if you don't coat it with something on top. I guess redo it? or be careful with it? :)

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  36. Which pack of Sharpies did you buy??!? It looks like you have more colors than are in the normal huge pack.

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  37. THIS IS SO PRETTY! May I know where you got your sharpies?! And how much are they?! :) THANKS SO MUCH, THIS IS SO GORGEOUS.

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    1. Aww thank you! :) Just make them yourself & it'll be free! :)

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  39. This is super cool Denise...Nice to come across your blog. Interesting DIY :)

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  40. Where can we get the case for bb?? :/

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  41. Can't wait to try this. I'm making one for each of my daughters for Christmas. Thanks!

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  42. awesome hand-made iphone cases, i am stunned!!
    I've just started my own blog with daily updates of new iphone cases, feel free to visit mine and leave a comment.

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  43. Thanks for the post! I am really excited to do this! I just hope they sell white cases at the bell - westmount centre kiosk.

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  44. i applied a top coat on the cover, it totally vanished. all the colors washed out by the top coat.. any ideas?

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    1. I know, that happened to me once :( Maybe design it again on top and see how it goes! new design! tadaaa!

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  45. Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again



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  48. hey.
    really a great piece of work. It sound very exciting and is worth experimenting. Go ahead with such works and enhance your creativity.
    Good luck.

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    1. Thank you very much! :) I'll try my best! :) Wish me luck!

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  49. Hi, I've done the same thing and tried a little bit of the nail polish - unfortunately it didn't work. Colours get carried with the varnish and still smudges after. Do you have a brand that has worked for you? Or anything else to protect it? Have had it dried for 2-3 hours. Using the same sharpie 24 pack. Thanks!

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    1. I think you should use another type of varnish! maybe a spray paint type? :)

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  50. Hi Denise,
    My name is Elena and I am curating a collection of Sharpie projects for Looksisquare(dot)com. I don't know if you're familiar with Looksi but it's a lot like CraftGawker: they display a thumbnail image from your blog along with a short description and a link back to your original project. Typically you would submit your own images (like you do on CraftGawker) but they also have curators (like myself) who do theme based round ups. I think this would be perfect for my collection which will be published this Friday. Please let me know if you *don't* want it included so I can remove it.
    Thanks!!
    Elena
    acasarella.net

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    1. Yes, please no problem! :) I would love that! Just let me know about it!!!! :)

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  51. This is so pretty, although I don't imagine my hands would survive creating something with all that tiny detail. Lovely job!

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    1. aw thank you!! :) I'm sure with just a little patience, you can do it!

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  57. Brilliant! A great marker would be of help in this project because no one wants it to wear off when their palms get sweaty. By the way, I also recommend getting an iPhone insurance to people who care so much for their phones so they don't have to worry if it gets lost or broken.

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  59. i doubt a coating of clear nail polish is going to protect the case after all that work. maybe try some clear varnish though i think the smell would be toxic.

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  74. Hi, how you make it permanent. Is it water proof ?? how you make it permanent.
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  75. if like u made a mistake or u wanted it to come off wat can u use to make it come off. will nail polish remover work????

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  80. When you say you used "varnish", do you mean like clear nail polish or like wood varnish?

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