diy | customized envelope cell phone case (painted native print)

9.25.2011
after viewing many of the latest runway shows... the native print trend is still going strong, and i am still a big fan. here, i show you how to add a little native print and color into your accessories. i love looking into my bag and having bright pops of color and prints staring back at me... makes me smile every time! i have done this on the envelope cell phone case, but this idea can be translated into a wide variety of projects... and i already have a few in the works to show you all in future posts!  Here's how to do it yourself...


materials:
- cell phone case
- cell phone case pattern (here)
- sticker paper (here)
- x-acto knife
- acrylic or leather paint
- paintbrush

steps:
1. create a print on the computer (using the cell phone case pattern to draw into) and print out onto the sticker paper 
2. cut out each shape with the x-acto knife
3. carefully place each cut-out sticker onto the leather cell phone case (i've shown you can add the sticker either to the inside or the outside of the leather)
4. press each sticker down very well, making sure there are no bubbles or lifted edges
5. paint each exposed area
6. let dry for about 30 minutes (i don't recommend leaving the sticker paper on too long, may leave a sticky residue). slowly lift each sticker from the leather, and finish constructing the cell phone case.

have fun with this one friends!!  the print and pattern ideas are endless!!
xoxo, aimee

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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

super cool print! great idea.. love the colors too! :)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

omg i love it so much!

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calla said...

this is awesome! you could do so many different color combinations... ohhhh the possibilities... you have the best diys!

Liana said...

AMAZING! that's all i have to say, simply amazing! really love the brown one

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Amanda Nguyen said...

oh my gosh....this is so totally awesome. fantastic spin on your original envelope cell phone case!!

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Serendipity Max said...

Just when I thought your DIY phone case couldn't get any better! Loving the native print

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jen said...

awesome way to add some print to the cell case! love!

cheryl said...

i LOVE your die's!!! they are so brilliant!

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cryskay said...

you never fail to amaze me aimee! can you please sell some of your creations? xx

Cristina L said...

OMG!! So creative!! I love it...what a cool idea!! :DD

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Firdaus said...

This is stunning! Please sell them, you're so talented!

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nicola lynde. said...

These are so fun, love the fun print.

heathergood said...

LOVE THIS!! I am definitely going to make one myself. do you have a template for a macbook by chance? i am dying to make an envelope case for my laptop!

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jess said...

The print is so cool and adds a great touch of color.

Shels415 said...

This is just so creative! Love the design!

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Michaela Scalisi said...

That's amazing! Love it :)


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LongHairGirl said...

great idea! i ♥ it!

Mandy Crandell said...

Really lovely!

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Giulia Alborghetti & Stefania Finassi said...

So cute :D

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Fabrizia said...

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Veronica said...

amazing!!!

Nef 'n Nat said...

this is incredible! loving it xx

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nice:)
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Neysa Bové said...

LOVE it! super cute!! xxo -nb

menina elegante said...

Super super super cute diy! :) I love it! xx

kb said...

omg amazing that's genuis
wish i was so creative!

gkaponox7 said...

Love this sharing. Really great job.

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Anna said...

the print is so gorgeous ~

timmorison said...

I love to looking into my bag, there are bright colors and print POPs staring at me. I already have several in the works to show your position in the future.

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Bromeliad said...

Oh man. I wish I would have seen this before I mucked up my Carlos Falchi DIY clutch travesty.

tubu anko said...

KAWAII!! thank you for sharing the tips! I love your blog!
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Anuradha said...

Really a great job. i love it great creativity...

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