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DIY: “Decora” Cover

I’ve always admired the decora fashion sense. The bright colours, the pink, the cutesy, the pink, the itty bitty barrettes, the overall boldness. Not bold enough to ever actually attempt any of it, I decided I could at least hold a bit of it, neh?



So, today – here’s my terrible, terrible attempt at Do-It-Yourself decora cover.

What you will need:

  • A Case (One you bought that fits your device or the backing that comes with it.)
  • Clear double sided sticky tape or just plain clear packaging tape.
  • Hot glue gone (lowest heat setting) or super glue.
  • Nail polish or craft paint (optional).
  • Tweezers (to apply the gems it helps make it a bit easier than using your fingers.)
  • Jewels! Mini object beads, whatever you want to put on the back.
  • The idea of what you’re going to do.


First, take any old case. A blank (or even colorful one that you bought for your phone/device) or even the one that came with the device.
If it is not a plastic one that you do not care about, skip the next step, but if it is. I suggest you cover it with double sided tape or even plain clear tape will do. (That’s what I used.)

Next, once you covered it with the tape (I only covered a portion) if you’re not painting it with your craft or nail polish skip this step!
Begin painting it with your nail polish carefully, if you’re only doing a portion outline the portion tape with more tape so as to ensure to paint gets on the actual casing, unless you don’t care. I’m using nail polish because it’ll help the jewels stick and plus because they are larger jewels it’ll create a background for the spaces in-between. This is completely optional.  In the end it should look like this (beware the fumes!):

It’s a bit messy, but no matter we’re gonna jewel cover it!

While the nail polish is tacky (not yet dry) began carefully adding the jewels on. You can do it in any pattern you want but try not to leave too many open spaces.
If you’re using the glue, do the same thing (I’d advise against using nail polish and glue).

Continue until you fill the entire space! If at anytime any of the nail polish dries, add more! We’re almost done!

Once I was finished with the jewels I took a little plastic barrette, cut off the clip part and super glued it on top of the gems. This is optional!

I even found a old glitter green button from a pair of pajama pants and with a bit of tape and super glue – BAM! A decora case.
Allow the case at least a hour or so to dry to be ensure that none of the jems slide or shift before doing anything to it.

Eventually I added more jewels and now I have a easy, simple and self made decora case that is adorable!

Decora works on just about anything not only cases, so with the same ideas in mind feel free to try. Good luck and have fun!

6 Comments on DIY: “Decora” Cover

  1. Rae
    January 28, 2012 at 2:25 am (2817 days ago)

    Nice! I like what you did to your case! ^^

    Love the new look also!

    Anyway, thanks Dei! I feel motivated and yea, that’s true. Photography is more about pointing and shooting at something in a different way, it’s also about the emotions and whether your photograph is worthy of a thousand words. :)

  2. Jun
    January 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm (2816 days ago)

    I love it! I’m actually doing okay, yknow? I’m working on AvatarDestinyPortal.com right now and its really coming together…but we’ve been offline for a year now. We’ll definitely need a staff force behind it to bring it back up somehow. So far its me and another. If you’re interested, you should join up now? ~_^

  3. tiff
    January 30, 2012 at 4:27 am (2815 days ago)

    Omg, you did a wonderful job! I love it. Your phone looks extra fabulous now. :)

  4. Mija
    February 1, 2012 at 6:46 am (2813 days ago)

    THAT looks amazing and cute~!!!

  5. Michelle
    February 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm (2812 days ago)

    oh my hat! I was tweeting about finding a tutorial on this… this morning! I’m so happy you posted it!!
    I sadly do not have patience but want to design my own casing with rhinestones and cute charms. Aaaah, you made it seem so simple – i hope it will be!
    thank you, than you and thank you.
    I will let you know how it turns out :D

  6. nyuu
    February 2, 2012 at 6:50 am (2812 days ago)

    I agree. I like looking at decora style a lot, but I would never deck out in it because it’s too much of an attention grabber haha I’ve always wanted to try blinging out my phone, but it seems like a lot of work XD And I never have the best of luck when it comes to glue… T_T;