DIY: EMBELLISHED FLORAL SUNGLASSES

Thursday, September 6, 2012



THE DIY: EMBELLISHED FLORAL SUNGLASSES
This DIY is the perfect way to spice up your fall wardrobe simply and cheaply. Experiment with different materials (rounded metal studs, spikes or crystals) for an edgy look - or ultra feminine - using flowers, sequins or bows!


THE MATERIALS:

A PAIR OF CHEAP SUNGLASSES
FLORAL EMBELLISHMENTS
(These can be found at Michael's craft store)
HOT GLUE / HOT GLUE GUN
TWEEZERS




Pick your poison! I chose these adorable plastic flowers reminiscent of  Coco Chanel's Camellia - a trademark flower used in many of her original designs. These little lovely flowers were so dainty - and I couldn't resist the added sparkle of the accent crystals. I'm such a sucker for sparkles.
 



Be sure to play with the design of your glasses to make sure you place every piece in just the right spot and don't get too sparkle-happy with your design - you have to keep in mind that you need to be able to see out of them! Maintaining function is key. 

 
I hot glued everything on after arranging the design the way I wanted it. I also tried to keep the design simple and out of my view by arranging everything on the rim and not glueing anything to the glass. To clean up the awkward hot glue strands I used tweezers and plucked them all off. Easy peezy. Wow, I can't believe I just said that. But really, it was super easy.
 

 
 
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Haha, wow! I can't say I'll ever be doing this to one of my pairs of sunglasses, but the potential to toss flowers on something goes far beyond just a pair of shades. I enjoy the ingenuity. Did you choose those colors specifically? Or were those the only one's available?

    Killer shades!

    Ryan

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