Hey, guys—it's Katie here! I'm forever on the lookout for adorable phone cases. Maybe it's because my phone lives a pretty hard life in and out (and in and out) of the ol' purse, but I'm constantly roughing up my cases and switching them out. I came across a beaded case recently that was really cute but out of my price range, so what better time for a DIY?
When I was first planning, my main concern was making sure the beads wouldn't be popping off all over the place while I'm out and about. After mulling this over for a bit, my solution was stringing them up with a needle and thread to help them stay put! Spoiler: they totally do stay where they're supposed to!
Step One: Plan out what kind of design you'd like. I decided a shimmery/stripey case was right up my alley and pretty straightforward for my first attempt. Start stringing your beads on your needle and thread.
Step Three: Use a pair of needle nose pliers or a couple of toothpicks to help you line your beaded rows. My stripes were seven rows deep and then I would change colors, but obviously feel free to switch this up however you'd like.
I decided to buy a multi-pack of blank phone cases so the gals and I can have a crafting night soon! I've been scheming my next designs, and I think my case will feature a heart…or maybe a slice of pizza…or possibly a cat? Okay, so I haven't totally decided, but I know it's going to be cute! Happy crafting, friends! xo. Katie