This TARDIS phone case is the perfect Doctor Who DIY for the crafty Whovian. The first part of the tutorial shows you how to make TARDIS ornaments with glitter and resin. Just think of all the things you could decorate with those. The second part of the craft tutorial shows you how to make the swirling galaxy background on the phone case. It is so fun to make with glitter and resin.
Here’s the tutorial video
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DIY TARDIS Phone Case
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED
Resin casting supplies – these are the exact brands I used. You can use other brands or purchase smaller quantities of these products.
easy cast clear resin
8 oz. mixing cups with measurements
1 oz. mixing cups with measurements
wooden craft sticks
Doctor Who TARDIS silicone mold
blue, teal, green and purple inks to color the resin
or you can use Pearl-X Powders to add the color
Blue, purple and green glitter
a phone case that fits your phone
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Start with easy cast clear casting epoxy. In a small cup, mix equal parts of part A and Part B, by volume. I used the measurements on the side of the cup. You can also pour equal amounts into two cups and then mix them together.
Make sure to stir the resin together thoroughly and make sure there are no strings of part A or B visible in the mixture. If you don’t mix it enough, the resin will never set and the resulting product will remain slightly sticky forever.
Use two drops of blue ink and a little bit of blue glitter to color the resin.
Pour a small amount of your blue glitter resin into the TARDIS molds so that they are filled about a quarter inch deep.
Set these aside to cure overnight. Once they are cured, de-mold your TARDIS ornament.
The next step is to mix up more resin. This time use a larger cup for mixing and divide the resin into 4 smaller cups – or you can mix 4 individual small batches if you want to do it that way. Mix equal parts A and B and then stir, stir, stir.
Attach the TARDIS to the phone case using a small amount of clear resin on the back. Use a paintbrush that you are willing to throw away for this part, or a toothpick.
Color three cups of resin for the galaxy background. I used purple, blue and green pearl-x powders to color my resin. But you can use a drop of ink instead. You can also use different colors than I did. Use your creativity. I added glitter to each of my colors as well.
Create the galaxy swirl background using a stir stick from each color and swirl the resin around on the case. Try not to mix the colors too much. Just make sure they are touching and that you get full coverage. It’s important that you don’t go too close to the edge. You don’t want any resin to spill over the sides.
One last optional step is to brush some clear resin on top of the TARDIS if you prefer it to look shiny instead of matte.
And you could also add a sprinkling of glitter stars on top if you want to.
Once your design details are complete, let the resin cure overnight before using your phone case.
Thanks for crafting with me. If you make a TARDIS phone case or any other Doctor Who-inspired craft leave me a comment and let me know, or tag a photo on Twitter or Instagram #craftymcfangirl. I’d love to see what you do!
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