Protect your laptop from the daily grind with this fun DIY Floral Laptop Case!
You guys!!! I took my Chemistry final yesterday and I am officially done with school for the summer! I seriously never though I’d end up going back to school at this point in my life but here we are. It has been super hectic over here for weeks and I’m still working on trying to find that balance. On the plus side – at least I have an excuse for cute school supplies again?
Anyway. One of the things that helped keep me sane during my one day off a week was crafting. I kinda realized that it totally is my self care and I need to make time for it. I’ve got a lot of projects done so hopefully they’ll be posted soon! What do you guys do to keep sane when everything else is nutty?
This DIY Floral Laptop Case is one of the projects I am ridiculously proud of. I put a lot of wear and tear on my old Macbook pro and realized that carting it around without some kind of protection was probably not the best idea. Hands up if you’re also super hard on your electronics! Want to make your own? It’s super easy! Let’s get started!
DIY Floral Laptop Case
Time: 1-2 hours
Cost: $15 or less
Suggested listening: I’ve been listening to a lot of audio books recently so I’m going to go with The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. (Try audible and get 2 free books here!)
Start by cleaning off the lid of your clear case with rubbing alcohol.
From there, brush one color on in stripes about 1 inch wide, skipping 1 inch in between. Make sure to get the edges of your case too. Wait about 10-20 minutes for it to dry and go in and paint another coat.
Paint your second color in between the stripes of your first color going in for a second coat once the first coat is dry. Go in and touch up any missed spots before proceding.
Trim your floral print to the size you want – I found my design online and printed it out at fedex office. You can print it out on your inkjet printer but be prepared for the ink to run when you apply the mod podge.
Adhere the print to the lid of your case wherever you want. Same way you glued stuff down in the third grade. Allow to dry.
Apply a thick layer of mod podge all over the painted lid. Like pour it on and spread it around kinda layer. Brush off excess drips and allow to dry in a well ventilated area.
Once your case is dry (at least an hour) put your case on your laptop and you’re ready to protect your most treasured piece of electronics in style!