Makeful Challenge: Cellphone Cases

Calling For Gold

I have seen so many great metallic phone cases and I have never owned one, so I knew this was my opportunity! Right from the start, I knew I wanted to use gold leaf to create my phone case. Gold leaf can be a bit fussy to work with so I wanted to play it cool and let the medium (the gold leaf) dictate the design and creation.

It was really fun removing the gold leaf. It felt like I was messing up what I just created but really I was just making it more awesome! Bonus – this project took less than 10 minutes in total!!


  • clear phone case (from Makeful Challenge)
  • gold leaf
  • gilding adhesive
  • paint brush (x2)
  • toothpick

How to make it

Step 1: Using a paint brush, apply gilding adhesive to the entire inside of the phone case. Let dry until tacky.

Step 2: Apply pieces of gold leaf. Use the other paintbrush to smooth the gold leaf. Cover the entire inside of the phone case. It's okay if it's not perfect - it's not supposed to be!

Step 3: Use a toothpick to scratch lines into the gold leaf. Use your finger to rub off more of the gold leaf into more abstract shapes.

Step 4: Continue until you are happy with your creation!


Rayna Marlee Schwartz

I am a full-time freelance prop and craft stylist ... so pretty much I make everything and anything! :)
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