There's nothing as enchanting as crushed velvet, rose pedals, and an unforgettable love story. I have recently been on the quest to find a crushed velvet iPad case but to my surpise there aren't any to be found! So it was time to bring out the magic in my little fingers and put them to good use. Something many of you don't know about me is that I'm super crafty and dare I say creative. How I kept all my creative juices to myself for so long I will never know but I do promise many more heading your way. With the Beauty and the Beast buzz going on and the movie coming out next year I decided I'd buy a beast of an iPad case and turn it into a beauty. I'm extremely happy with how it turned out and I hope this can inspire you to create some beautiful projects!
What you'll need
Let's get started
1. Choose a color to paint your ugly Ipad case, paint and let dry.
I found this case brand new at the 99 cents store for $1.99. For the paint I selected a Moss color by Waverly paints (from Walmart) in a semi-gloss finish. Make sure it's an acrylic paint otherwise it won't work well.
You can use velevet or velour for this project just make sure it's the stretch kind otherwise it won't form correctly to the iPad case and you'll have some difficulty.
2. Measure and cut enough fabric to go all around. You'll probably use about 1/4 of a yard.
I used modge podge for the adhesive and used my paint brush to brush on the glue.
Don't use too much glue and be sure to let it get slightly tacky before laying out the fabric otherwise your glue can seep thru the material and it won't look pretty.
3. Once you're done gluing let it dry and mold the material into the fold crease if your case has one as it's drying.
If there are any parts where the fabric didn't adhese well add some more glue, pat down and let dry until the whole case has the material stuck on well.
4. Cut along the iPad case rim. Be careful and take your time.
If you glued it correctly it shouldn't be difficult to achieve a straight cut but I still recommend you take your time as this can make or break your case.
This is what your end result will look like after cutting. It won't be perfect but we will be using glue to seal it and some sharpie to fill in the little spots where you can see color.
5. Seal the edges of the material with modge podge by applying thin amounts of glue to the very edges of the fabric going all around. Then use your finger to pat and form to rim of the case.
My modge podge is the glitter kind so you can see it's glittery here which I don't mind but if glitter isn't your thing make sure you get the one without glitter.
6. After the glue has dried use a black sharpie or color of your choice to fill in any area where you can see the previous color of the case. This will camofluage any imperfections as well and make it look more put together.
7. Check to see where you favor the placment of your embriodered rose patch, I got mine here.
8. Once you know where you want your patch to go get your E6000 glue and spread all over the back of your rose patch. This glue gets tacky quick so work fast and be sure to only put glue on the rose and not the iPad as well. Once your ready simply place it in your desired spot and pat down until it's dry.
You can use modge podge to glue your patch on to the material but it takes a long time for patches to dry on fabric which is why I went with E6000. It be found at any craft or fabric store.
9. Your last step once everything is dry is to place your iPad case inside and enjoy!
Here's a before and after shot of my case. From Beast to Beauty for just a couple bucks!
I already had alot of these materials in my craft drawer like glue, paint, scissors, a sharpie and the paint brush so I only spend $1 on 1/4 of a yard of material, $3.25 on the patch and $1.99 on the case. If you had to buy everything I'm guesstimating you're going to spend around $10-$13 at the most which is still a great price for a a dreamy iPad case!
So that's it for this DIY
I hope you guys like it, try it,
repin it and share it so it can inspire someone else. I hope to bring DIY's weekly hopefully in video form so it's easier to see.
Until next time beauties!
Sign up to recieve exclusive content and stay in the loop!