It's the most wonderful time of the year, makers! This is the time where our crafty and creative skills get to shine as we create DIY gifts for the holidays. You may have already heard (because it's awesome and becoming wildly popular), but we just launched our Diamond Paint by Number product, Diamond Art by Leisure Arts, and it's taking off as a new sensational craft (*Humble Brag*)! Now that you've gotten to see our first line of products, we have so many ideas for them. We think that Diamond Art goes beyond just a scroll on a wall, we think you can incorporate it into everyday items, like a throw pillow, handbag, or in this post, a phone case! Read on for a tutorial on how to make a one of a one of a kind phone case with your dazzling canvases.
- A Diamond Art Canvas (We used the Tribe Kit, but you can always switch it out for another canvas)
- Two-Sided Adhesive Backing (Get a backing that is bigger than your Dazzle Area)
- Basic Phone Case (varies by type and size).
Get Started On Your Phone Case!
1. Dazzle Your Diamond Art Canvas
There isn't a big learning curve in terms of starting the craft, just dip, dot, and dazzle! Diamond Art is meant to be a leisurely craft that lets you put the canvas away for later if you wanted to, or complete it in one day, the choice is up to you.
2. Cut Out Your Dazzle Area
After you've dazzled your way to success, carefully cut out your design, and stick it to one side of your adhesive backing.
3. Create Your Trim (optional)
To keep the edges of the canvas from fraying, some makers like to carefully line the dazzle area (where there are gemstones) of the canvas with the embroidery floss, making sure that the floss sticks to the extra adhesive. This will give you a clear guide when trimming your canvas again.
4. Craft Your Phone Case
You can get your phone case from anywhere depending on the brand and size fo the phone you're dazzling, the choice is up to you! You can even go the extra creative mile and craft your own (but it would be a lot of extra work).
6. Finishing Touches
Now that your Diamond Art is placed, all that’s left are finishig touches. Make your case one of a kind by adding extra drawing around the edges, or placing a bead here or there. Show the world how creative you can be with your Diamond Art. Be 'extra' to your heart’s content, and then voila! you have a beautiful one of a kind phone case.
It's as simple as that. This is a great and unique way to utilize your Diamond Art canvas to the fullest! Now that you're finished, you can sit back and accept all kinds of compliments from people as they marvel at your finished Diamond Art Masterpiece.
If you try your hand at this, share it to our Diamond Art Facebook Page! we'd love to see what's going on in your studio.
-Leisure Arts Team