Hi guys! I’m sharing with you with my phone case that was given new life by using trash. I used a McDonald’s food sack, a cardboard soap box, part of a potato sack, and various odds and ends that I found in my neighborhood.
I really love the aquatic end result and I hope you will too!
Hot glue gun
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Start with a worn out phone case. This one is very scratched dirty and should be considered trash.
Grab an old paper sack. I used a McDonald’s bag and I crushed it into a ball so that it would have lots of wrinkles and dimension.
I used my hot glue gun to adhere the bag to the phone. Make sure that you don’t flatten the bag or smooth it out. Using, scissors, I cut away the excess.
Next, I took the case and sprayed it lightly with turquoise spray paint while it was laying on a cardboard box.
Next, I rested the case on a spray paint cap so that I could spray at an angle. I used gold spray paint to simulate sunshine filtering through the ocean.
I found this cute little seahorse online and I printed it out on a trash piece of paper. I glued it on a soap box and cut it out. I placed a heavy object on it so that it would dry flat.
While my seahorse was drying, I used spray paint to color some grass that I found in my yard.
I also used Versamark and Pearl Powders to add some fun shine and sparkle to some of my found objects.
The Versamark was used to create a sticky surface that the powders could stick to.
I also added some Pearl Powders to the sea horse and that paper on the phone case.
I added tape over the camera hole and then starting gluing my decorative elements on my phone case using a hot glue gun.
With a small paintbrush, I coated the entire surface of the case with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I let it dry for about five hours and then coated it again.
After drying overnight, I was able to remove the tape and utilize my new and improved phone case. I checked to make sure there were no edges or protrusions that I thought would catch on my pocket. I cut a few things off with scissors. It is three dimensional but with two coats of Mod Podge, it is rigid and sealed.
I love it and I think it is so neat because it is made from a bunch of trash!
Before and After