I switch out my iPhone case just about every other day based on what I’m wearing. This habit can get a tad expensive, so recently I started brainstorming iPhone case DIY projects. One of my favorite tricks is to use metallic foil to perk up an inexpensive plastic case. The steps are pretty simple and straightforward, but the end result will have people asking “oh wow, where did you get that??”

copper foil iPhone case DIY
Materials:

  • iphone case
  • foil (I used copper)

Tools:

  • spray adhesive
  • paintbrush
  • washi tape
  • stencils

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Start by lining up your stencil on your phone case. Then, in a well-ventilated area, spray on the adhesive and allow to set according to instructions.

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Remove the stencil and carefully lay the stick side of the phone case onto the copper foil sheet. Be sure to apply pressure to ensure full coverage of the foil.

copper foil iPhone case DIY
Using an old paintbrush, wipe away the excess bits of foil. Keep in mind that the edges won’t be perfect!

copper foil iPhone case DIY
copper foil iPhone case DIY
You can also use washi tape to create patterns like stripes, plaids, and geometrics. Simply follow the same process.

copper foil iPhone case DIY
Photography by Ashley Lynn Fry.
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