Unless - you go on eBay and buy them way cheap from China! That's what I did! Now I can decorate one for every month and limit the germ factor. Oh, who am I kidding, I just love to embellish!
Here is option 2:
This was the original case I made (before I shopped on eBay). I bought a $14.99 plastic hard case (best for painting on) at Target and made it my own! I used Collage Pauge® Instant Decoupage to affix my Crafty Chica logo to the center, and then I added a layer on top to seal it in. Next, I mixed up someCrafty Chica® Chunky Glitters™ and then coated the outer areas with the Collage Pauge and poured on the glitter. I then added dots of acrylic paint, let it all dry and then gave it a coat of resin.
TIP: If you want to DIY your case, go with the hard plastic, not silicone. And make sure the surface is smooth. If it is super slick, like shiny plastic, rough it up with some sand paper before adding paint. If you don't want to use resin, you can use spray varnish. Just keep in mind that it will be handled a lot, and you don't it too heavy so that it weighs down your purse, pocket or snags on anything. I've seen many beautiful covers encrusted with rhinestones and beads, but personally, those would not be functional for me, I like sleek and smooth! But have fun, make several of them to change with your mood! Have fun!
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