Have you ever heard of Decoden? It’s a method of “bedazzling” items that originated in Japan with cellphone cases. Rhinestones, crystals, and even sometimes glitter are added to various items to bling them up!
It’s a trend that started several years ago but it seems to be having a bit of a resurgence again. We love how easy it is to take something plain and simple – even something from the dollar store – and turn it into something special.
DIY Decoden Crafts for Teens
You might be wondering how the bling is added to these items. There is usually some type of a white (or sometimes colored) adhesive that some say looks like whipped cream. Some people use a type of air-drying whipped cream, while others have had great luck with white caulking (the kind that comes in a tube).
Look how cute this Decoden style brush brought to you by us, A Little Craft in Your Day! We love this as an idea for sprucing up something inexpensive or taking something old and making it new again!
This is such a fun idea for making little message boards. You could use these as place cards for a party or give them out as favors to all your friends. Make a larger version to hang in your dorm room or on your door.
What a great idea for making fun ornaments. Use these on your Christmas tree or just hang them up as “anytime” decorations.
Have you ever thought about decorating your own shoes? Once again, you can make over an old pair of shoes that you’re tired of with these fun Decoden shoe chips. What a fun idea!
Aren’t these the cutest? Using donut decorations and the Decoden technique, you can make these adorable hair clips.
This key chain will stand out from all the boring ones out there. Show your sense of style with this fun project.
Wouldn’t this be beautiful for a special occasion? Fun to wear to a party, a wedding or shower, or even just because, you’re going to love this hair accessory.
The original Decoden idea! Decorate your phone case and make it stand out from the pack.
Or how about turning an old-fashioned landline phone into a piece of art by using Decoden to bling it out!
Wouldn’t this make a great gift? Bake some cookies and make an amazing Decoden cookie jar to put them in.
We can picture these knobs on the drawers of a pretty pink dresser – maybe something you found at the local thrift store?
This is a fantastic way to add some extra oomph to a vacation photo. You could use trinkets collected while on your trip to give it that extra special sentimental touch.
If you’re like us, all of our flash drives look exactly alike. This would be a great way to differentiate one from the other and make them stand out from the crowd.
Whoa. This one is over the top, am I right? We love how crazy cute it is! You can pretty much take these Decoden crafts in any direction you’d like.
Another fun take on the Decoden embellished photo frame!
Decoden crafts are really cute and so much fun to make. They are unique ways to show your own personal style and make great gifts. What will you Decoden first?