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daisybutter - UK Fashion Blog: diy, dekoden phone case, cachobon phone case, etsy, daisy marc jacobs, review, what i did, how to

Say hello to the newest addition to my phonecase collection, Daisy II! I briefly Instagrammed and included a photo of her in my Week in Photos over the weekend, but thought I'd pop a quick post up about the case to answer the questions that came in thick and fast.

My phone (Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, which I'd highly recommend for anti-iPhoners, for those wondering) is notoriously hard to buy cases for. I don't think it's any surprise that I adore a good old personalised phonecase, I guess it comes with the stereotypical Chinese girl image, but I've always liked to adorn my phone with something a little different!

I ended up hand-making this phonecase: the outer, hard shell was a cheapie from eBay - any plain one will do, although I chose white to match the pearl dekoden pieces - and I found a reasonably priced set of Daisy by Marc Jacobs inspired supplies with a little bit of searching on Etsy. The seller I used was Happybeadsupply, who I'd thoroughly recommend, and I just sat down for half an hour with my sister and a tube of extra-strength adhesive, and placed the cabochons wherever I liked them! I love how my case turned out and it's very 'me' as well as rather 'Daisybutter' too!

I also picked up an earphone plug, which is a little device to stop dust/dirt from getting into an unused earphone socket. Unfortunately the matching daisy I ordered broke in transition, I'm assuming, so I'll be sending this one back. Again, there are plenty on Etsy! What do you think of slightly brash phonecases? Or do you prefer something a little more demure? 

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  1. I absolutely LOVE love love your phone cover, it's gorgeous!:)XX

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    1. Thank you Nikki! So pleased with how it's come out (:

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  2. This is amazing! So perfect for Summer, I definitely feel inspired to put in a bit of effort and have a go at making my own :D xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda! Awh I totally would recommend making your own, much more affordable and you'll appreciate the case even more! Makes a great talking point too (:

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  3. I love the way you've customized your cover, it's very 'you'!
    I tend to drop my phone a lot so my previous phone didn't have a cover. But I recently got an Xperia U and I can't afford to be clumsy with this one, so I'll definitely have a look out for some cool ones on eBay I can customize :) xoxo

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    1. Awh thanks lovely! Everyone I know 'in real life' has said the same thing! I've - stupidly - already dropped this twice and the decodens have all managed to cling on :P hope you manage to find one, there are plenty of hard shell cases for Xperia models on the whole! xx

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    2. Awh thanks lovely! Everyone I know in real life has said that too :P hope you manage to find a hard case for your new phone! So much fun to customise! xx

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  4. I love phone cases like this, the brasher the better! Can't believe you made it yourself.. so cool!
    hellochloerose

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    1. Thanks Chloe! I think there's a fine line but I love a fancy schmancy case ;) I do also have a leather case that I use for more profesh outings! xx

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  5. Such a unique phone case! Very much matches you! Wish I was creative enough to make one too :)

    xx

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    1. Thanks Vanessa (: they're so easy to make, bit of glue, some tweezers, a plain case and decoden pieces and you're done!

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  6. I really want and I phone now because that looks amazing :)
    LaceyLoves

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    1. I don't have an iPhone, I made my own case because my model doesn't have many decorative cases! (:

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  7. I love how it turned out! It looks super cute imo :) Now I'm actually looking for a phone to buy but firstly I check if they make cute cases for it, because I'm not so good with hand-making things and a cute/stylish phone case is always a must!

    milkyopsh xx

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    1. D'aw thank you Denny! Hahah I didn't check before I bought mine, I was in such a rush to get a new phone :P they're super easy to make though, I might post a How To video when I make my next case! xx

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  8. Definitely going to have to try something like myself... Recently got a new iPhone and cannot find a phone case that I like. Your cover is really cute btw! :)

    http://www.wowitslizz.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Really? There are hundreds of iPhone cases on Etsy and Ebay though :P thank you Lizz!

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  9. When I saw this I instantly loved it! I feel inspired to personalise mine now :)

    xxx

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  10. thats so cool! what an inspiration!

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  11. Love your phone case! Super creative and cute. Do you own the perfume?

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    1. Thank you Rae! Yup, I have the original Daisy and the Eau So Fresh too (:

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  12. That is super cute, love the aux plug. xD

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  13. I can never find cases for my phone either but I know I would end up snapping bits off if I got an embellished one like that! LOVE the MJ inspired daisies though, they are so cute!

    Maria xxx

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    1. I've been really lucky with all of my decoden cases so far: I've already somehow dropped this one twice, and nothing has fallen off ;) clearly I'm the master of handmade cases hahah *cough cough* xx

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  14. I love these types of phone cases! I think they're so adorable! But my boyf does not agree and thinks they look tacky :(. I know what you mean when the stereotypical asian sides comes out. I've always been a fan of cutesy cases and a million phone dangles. Even if they're not so practical haha! I'm definitely going to scour Etsy as I'm having the same problem finding cases for my new samsung galaxy.

    xx

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    1. Thank you! Ah most of my friends think the same, but I really don't care because I love them (: aw you should, there are plenty of plain cases that you can buy decodens to glue on yourself, super simple! xx

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  15. I'm impressed! I have a HTC Desire (also hard to buy nice cases for!) So I may have to design myself one from odds and ends xx

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    1. Thanks Amy (: ooh you should, let me know if you do so I can have a nose at it on your blog!

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  16. It's so adorable! I can't believe you put it together yourself :) You're so creative!

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    1. Aw thanks Jenmarie! Not so much creative as super bored and desperate for phone bling ;)

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  17. Your case looks amazing, I didn't realise you made it, it looks so professional!


    Take a peak at my blog<3


    Project Rattlebag

    xx

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  18. oh this is adorable! very well done

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    1. Only took me half an hour while watching HIMYM. Two birds, one stone, happy happy days.

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  19. And it sits the name of your blog pretty darn well ! love it !

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    1. It does indeed, which justifies that half hour or so I spent making it up ;)

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  20. That looks awesome, I have an Xperia Ray and have wanted a case for it for ages so I'll definitely try making my own
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    1. Aw thank you! I've had a few plain cases and leather ones, but adore this new case (: so simple to make as well!

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  21. thats super pretty! :)
    like the hello kitty photo frame? in the background too :)! xx

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    1. Thanks Jodie (: yup a Hello Kitty photo frame! Bought it in Osaka a few years ago!

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  22. Wow this looks amazing, you clever thing! I love bright and girly phone cases, the more sparkle the better!
    My phone case at the moment is just a plain glitter one, I must keep a look out for pretty beads and things I could use to DIY it. Love those daisies!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.com

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    1. D'aw thank you so much Gillian! I'd love a glitter case hahah, I spied an ombre glitter one that I wanted, but it'd be much too hard and fiddly to recreate :P xx

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  23. So so cute, I love it! :)

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I think i may be half japanese because i LOVE this kind of things lol. I love personalizing everything and when it comes to phones a pretty case is a must. Yours is lovely! Great job!

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    1. Hahah :P thanks Yona! I can't use my phone without a case anymore for some odd reason!

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  25. that's a really creative approach and the case looks wonderful!

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  26. Michellleeeee we are totally the same. I have a pearly flowery iphone case that I bought in HK and a couple of earphone plugs AND a dangly charm too haha which people in the UK seem to stare at quizzically. Love your DIY phone case, it's adorable.

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    1. I think we might be twins, perhaps! Must meet up for food, etc. when you're next in London or if I'm ever, ever in Brum to see family. No one here seems to have caught on with earphone plugs yet! xx

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  27. An earphone plug is such a good idea! Your case is so cute as well :) x

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    1. Yeah definitely! One of my old iPods died from lack of use!

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  28. Daisy by Marc Jacobs is one of my favourite perfume bottles so I love this!

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    1. Mine too! I have two bottles in slight variants :P

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  29. I took one look at it and thought Marc Jacobs. So pretty! :) x

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  30. So pretty! I've now ordered a kit and will be attempting it myself! x

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    1. So exciting Amy! Can't wait to see your phone case (:

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  31. I LOVE this case! It's so pretty, I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and finding a case for that which doesn't cost the earth is pretty hard going. Might have to give this a go myself :) xx

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  32. Ohmygoodness that is adorable!!! I think I may have to do a similar DIY one of these. So cute :-)

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  33. its sooo cool and nice dear!:D where do you get it? i want too for my xperia ray :(

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