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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

  1. Bianca

    June 7, 2013


  2. Cute idea! Thanks for including a black iPhone. I sometimes feel like all the cases are designed to go with the white.

  3. Cristina

    June 7, 2013

    Really neat idea, thanks! I always work with gold acrylic paints or gold spray paints, but I’ve never attempted a project with gold leaf. My iPhone is pretty much my prized possession, so this would be perfect! I’d get to admire my little project all day, every day.

  4. Lindsay

    June 7, 2013

    I like the idea of having the kiddos make the phone case art!

  5. Marjorie

    June 7, 2013

    Wonderful! I like the endless possibilities of a cheap, clear case.

  6. Maggie

    June 7, 2013

    What a great idea! Definitely going to do this!

  7. Sarah

    June 8, 2013

    I love the stripey case! If I didn’t have to have an industrial strength case so my kids don’t break my phone, I would definitely be doing this immediately!

  8. Gabriella

    June 9, 2013

    What an adorable DIY! I’m loving this idea – it would make a great little gift!

  9. Naomi Vona

    June 13, 2013

    Wonderful DIY idea, thanks for sharing!

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