Jun 7

Gold Leaf iPhone Cases DIY

I picked up a few of these blank iphone cases and have been playing around with them. A few weeks ago, we tried covering a few in gold leaf and paint – and I love the way they turned out! You could make them any way you want (even put someone’s monogram in gold leaf!)

Materials: Clear iPhone Cases, Gold Leaf, Gilding Cream, Two Paintbrushes, Acrylic Paint, Mod Podge

Step 1: Using the first brush, paint your design on the inside of the iPhone case with gilding cream. (This is where the gold leaf will go.)
Step 2: Wait 15 minutes for the cream to dry clear.
Step 3: Carefully place the gold leaf onto the areas with the cream. Do not press down! This will leave fingerprints in the gold leaf.
Step 4: Using the second dry brush, brush the gold leaf gently. It wont go on perfectly, and it will be a tiny bit fussy since it’s so thin and delicate, but once it’s down it’ll stay down.
Step 5: Paint the rest of the case with your choice of color.
Step 6: After the paint is dry, you can add mod podge to help seal the gold leaf and the paint.

Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee
Crafting by Caitlin Barker


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