Rainbow Button iPhone Case | DIY iPhone Case | DIY Button Crafts | Cute iPHone CaseI cannot even tell you how excited I am about today’s project. I’m actually giddy. Rainbow buttons + an iPhone? Oh my heavens, that is craft nirvana right there!

I know I am a little late to the party when it comes to this whole iPhone thing….I held onto my broken, barely functioning, old-school first generation Android phone for over two years, just waiting to ride out my contract so that we could switch carriers. You know, because I’m thrifty! Finally, in January, Husband and I joined the ranks of the iPhone devotees. I can say with all honesty that I finally get what all the fuss is about.

But back to what this post is all about–making said iPhone C.U.T.E. The thing about iPhones is that they are really, really breakable, which means a case is pretty much a necessity. There is no shortage of darling cases available, but holy moly, have you looked as some of the prices for those darling cases? Crazy! After discovering this bargain-priced clear case on Amazon for only five bucks I decided it was time to get a little bit crafty.

All you need for this DIY iPhone case is a clear phone case, some buttons, and glue

Here is what you need:

iLuv clear iPhone case 
assorted colorful buttons
e-6000 glue
Mod Podge or Sealer (optional)


The kids can have fun sorting the buttons by colors

Step 1:  Sort your pile of buttons by color and size, keeping the small & thin ones for your project. This is a GREAT task for kids! If you don’t already have a button collection, you can buy a bulk pack of buttons at JoAnn’s for just a few dollars. (Be sure to use a coupon. They also accept competitors coupons and you can use multiple smart phone coupons in one transaction which gives you NO excuse for not using at least one!)  I still have a lifetime supply of buttons left over from this Cute as a Button baby shower I threw for my goddaughter last year!

Sort out a pile of each color for your rainbow phone case

Step 2:  Do a test run of arranging the buttons on your phone to make sure you have enough of each color.

Arrange the buttons on the phone case to make sure you have enough of each color

Step 3: Carefully spread the e-6000 glue over the top quarter of the phone case, being careful to not let it run over the edge. Arrange your buttons, then continue adding glue & buttons in quarter sections. Let dry for 24 hours.

Start gluing the buttons onto the clear phone case

This rainbow iphone case is a super simple DIY project

Step 4:  Once the e-6000 glue has set completely you can add extra shine by adding a layer of Mod-Podge or sealer. I used Mod Podge for the first layer because a.) that is what I had and b.) I’m not sure I can complete a craft project without using at least one of the following: Mod Podge, felt, burlap, or chalkboard paint. However, since Mod-Podge is NOT water resistant & it might get sticky if it gets wet, I later got some acrylic sealer and added an extra layer of protection.

Add a layer of mod podge or sealer to make your new phone case last longer

Once the sealer has dried completely, simply slip onto your phone and wait for the compliments to start rolling in.

Rainbow Button iPhone Case | DIY iPhone Case | DIY Button Crafts | Cute iPHone Case

How easy is that? This would make SUCH a great gift for all those iPhone junkies in your life! I also found this clear MacBook clamshell and I am seriously considering adding a little rainbow button action to my computer as well. If you are looking for something a little simpler but still custom, you could slip a favorite photo behind the clear case or use some of the Martha Stewart all surface acrylic paint to add a pretty design. The possibilities are endless!

Easy DIY iPhone case with rainbow buttons

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