7 Easy Steps To DIY A Phone Grip With Epoxy Resin

How to make a phone grip with resin

Your phone is no longer your phone. When was the last time you used it to make a phone call? Instead, we text, take photos, and play Wordle.  Of course, all while multitasking and getting a video for social media. Which brings me to the next part. Until I can grow an extra arm to hold my phone, I’ve got to lean on the next best thing. Which is a way to balance the phone to help me capture all my resin videos.  That, my friends, is why I’m going to show you how to DIY a phone grip with resin.

Step 1:  Get a phone grip mold.

To make a resin phone grip, you’ve got to have a vessel to form the resin. In this case, a silicone phone grip mold works perfectly. And with many options on one mold, your phone can change grips faster than this.

[OPTIONAL] Step 2:  Color the silicone mold.

adding colored powder to a silicone mold

This is one of the ways you can color resin, but you need to do it before you mix resin.

Use a paintbrush to dust colored resin powder onto the silicone surface.  Tap out the excess.

⭐️ BONUS:  Learn two ways to use powder to color resin.

Step 3:  Mix resin.

clear resin for crafts

Measure and mix a resin for crafts for the mold.  The Resin Obsession super clear is the resin for this DIY phone grip.  It cures hard and won’t get bendy after curing.

Adding glitter and other resin colors are optional at this step, but that’s part of the fun of using clear epoxy.  You can make it look like anything you want.

⭐️ BONUS:  If you’ve never mixed epoxy before, here’s how to mix resin in five easy steps.

Step 4:  Add to the mold.

adding clear resin to a phone grip mold

Pour your mixed epoxy into the mold.  Don’t worry about the powder.  It will stay on the mold surface.

glitter resin

Glittered resin looks dazzling for a DIY phone grip too.

Step 5:  Remove bubbles.

You’ll need to check your mold for bubbles and pop them before your resin starts curing.  Go over the surface with a heat gun for this step.

⭐️ BONUS:  Here’s how to use a heat gun with resin.

Step 6:  Demold.

demolding resin charm

After the resin dries, peel it out of the mold. It should come out like you’re taking the skin off a banana. Unless you don’t take the skin off of bananas before you eat them.  In that case, pretend you peel bananas, you maverick.

Step 7:  Highlight details.

You need to accent the design to make the patterns easier to see on your DIY phone grip. You’ve got a couple of options to do this step.

Option 1:  Use paint

adding paint to resin surface

Choose a color of acrylic paint, then add it to the recesses.  You can get sloppy with this part.

wipe off excess with paper towel

While the paint is still wet, wipe off the excess with a paper towel.

resin phone grip detail

The color stays in the recesses.

Option 2:  Use colored resin

phone grips and colored resin

If your hollow spots are large enough, you can mix more resin and add it to the open areas.

adding a layer of glittered resin

💡 Pro tip:  Ease up on the coffee if you’re going to do this.  It takes a steady hand.

Whichever way you decide, let your DIY phone grip dry for 24 hours before continuing.

[OPTIONAL] Step 8:  Add a resin topcoat.

If you want a glossy surface for your DIY phone grip, you’ll need to add another layer of resin.  Plus, it protects the paint details you so carefully included in the last step.

elevate resin charm on a bottle cap

Elevate your resin charm so the resin can drip off the side.  A bottle cap is the perfect size.

glazing a resin charm

Then, use an epoxy resin kit that will cover the surface evenly.   The Resin Obsession crystal doming resin is perfect.  It mixes thick and uniformly levels over a surface without you having to do any extra work.

Once you’ve applied the resin, check for bubbles before giving your phone grips 24 hours to cure.

Step 9:  Apply to the plastic phone grip.

applying resin charm to the phone grip

Now it’s time to apply the resin charm to the phone grip holder.  Hold the phone grip in your hand to see how you like the fit.  Then, glue the resin charm to the back.

💡 Pro tip:  The adhesive on these phone grip holders isn’t great.  Epoxy makes a great glue, and you don’t need much.  You can do this step when you have leftover resin from another project.

Let your adhesive dry for 24 hours before using your DIY phone grip.

Give yourself a high-five because you just made something incredible with resin.

resin phone grip DIY

Want more help crafting with resin?

Then you’ll want a copy of the resin book I wrote for beginners.  Instead of making a resin mess, you can learn from my 17 years of resin experience.  I share everything you need to know in easy-to-read details.  Buy the PDF ebook now, and a download link comes to your email in minutes.

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3 thoughts on “7 Easy Steps To DIY A Phone Grip With Epoxy Resin

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