Easy Camera case makeover

Today I want to share with you a really easy way of personalising a camera case.

I got my camera as a Christmas gift from my husband and love it already, although I’m still using the auto mode. It’s just so easy on auto!

So I was on the look out for something to protect it, a case. I’ll be carrying it in my handbag when out and about so it wasn’t a camera bag I was after, just a case to stop it from getting bashed whilst inside my handbag.

I’m not a massive fan of the regular camera cases, the branded ones tend to be black nylon type affairs which isn’t very me.camera case floral personalised

So I had a look on eBay where there is a huge variety to choose from… At this point I had started to think about personalising a case using fabric paint but had no definite idea.

I found many of the cases were artificial leather and were really inexpensive so if I didn’t like my creation I could buy another without any great loss. I went for a white PU case (this one) for my Sony A5000- there are loads on eBay, in a variety of different colours. I thought white would work best as a blank canvas for any designs I created.

It took ages to arrive though. I didn’t realise it was from China when I bought it, there are Uk sellers, bear that in mind.how to personalise your gadget case

So what I did in the end was more a serendipity than a plan. Playing with my eldest one afternoon in the Christmas holidays she’d got some faux tattoos from Father Christmas, and I had a stash I sometimes raided of my own. So we were basically playing temporary tattoo parlours (I know- ha?!)

Anyway I had a brainwave and I used faux tattoos to decorate the case.

I applied the tattoos in the same way they are applied to the skin, just using water. To be honest I thought they would just peel or slide off. But they didn’t! Three months later they are still firmly in place and my camera case looks ace!faux tattoo camera case

The faux tattoos I used for this projects were from

  • Tattoorary-  beautiful floral faux tattoos!
  • M&S- in the kids section, I cant find them online so unsure if these are still available
  • Tattify bird fake tattoos
  • Instagram- I went on an Instameet and got a IG logo faux tattoo
  • Rosie Wonders- I’ve just found these illustrative faux tattoos and will be adding some from this selection.

I’ve not tried it yet but I think this would work on any gadget case, provided it was a faux leather PU type material. I’m also loving the fact that these images are now not temporary but are seemingly very permanent!

Let me know if you try it.camera case hack diy craft tattoo flower

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  1. March 6, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Love this idea! Your case looks fabulous 🙂 *runs off to eBay to see if I can find one for my camera* 😀 xx

    • March 6, 2016 / 6:24 pm

      Ah go for it Kimberley!!

  2. March 6, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Oh my goodness that is a fab idea I love it! I am the same with camera cases, just need something to stop it rattling around in my bag, a case makes it easier to find too! Gonna give this a go.. Cheers! X

    • March 6, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      Let me know how you get on- thanks for commenting!

  3. March 7, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Fantastic idea! I have been struggling with what kind of case I should get for mine for the exact same reason – I think I might have to have a little look on eBay!

    • March 7, 2016 / 10:46 am

      Oh let me know if you do it Anna!

  4. Innocent Charms Chats
    March 7, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    I am so going to give this a go when ours arrives, it looks amazing – clever lady xxx

  5. March 7, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    How pretty Susie! It looks really professional as well. xx

  6. March 7, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    So creative Susie. I love it. x

  7. March 7, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    What an inspired idea and stunning result ! Love it ! xx

  8. kate
    March 7, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    OMG, what a GREAT idea Sus! Totally going to steal this for myself 🙂 p.s. I love Tattly designs xx

    • March 8, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      You must share when you’ve done it Kate!

  9. March 7, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    that looks brillant susie – and v you 🙂 well dome love bec xx

    • March 8, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      Ah thanks!! Have a great week

  10. March 9, 2016 / 9:02 am

    I absolutely love this idea, so clever! And your case looks super sweet!!

    • March 9, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks Rebecca- hope you have a lovely week x

  11. March 9, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Love this Susie! Always fun to add a touch of personality to our everyday items! So fun! A xxx

    • March 9, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks Arianna!! Have a great week x

  12. JeanzBeanz
    March 11, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Oh, I have that camera! Would love to know how you plan to get yourself off Auto… I haven’t found the instructions very helpful. Have you found any resources specific to this camera?

    • March 12, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      Hiya!! Yes I totally agree. I’ve found that searching for blogs or articles that feature it helps a little. but think I just need a lengthy period to play around with it. Are you enjoying using it?

  13. March 15, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I love it! i have similar camera case for my instax and i think i am rudely going to steal it haha 😀 love the flower motives!well done you!

    • March 15, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      Ah thanks Anna! Post a pic when you’ve done it x

  14. March 19, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    What a fantastic idea, your case looks gorgeous now! I’m searching for a case for my camera at the moment and am not keen on all the plain black ones, so will definitely be thinking of personalising it now.

    • March 19, 2016 / 3:40 pm

      Aw thanks Rachel!

  15. March 23, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    You are a clever cookie, Susie! I missed this when you posted it on IG, but saw it in Kimberly’s colorshare post and had to hop over immediately to see how you did it! Faux tattoos – genius! I’ve never given faux tattoos any thought before. Now I’m looking around to see what I can transform with faux tattoos! Beautiful job on the camera case, and good to hear they adhere so well!

    • March 25, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Aw thanks Meera!

  16. April 10, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Simply Beautiful, what a wonderful idea! Been wondering how to deal with a boring camera case for my new camera…. Trots off to look at cases and fake tattoos!

    • April 10, 2016 / 4:53 pm

      Yey!! Good luck Hannah!! x