DIY GLITTER SUNGLASSES
In preparation for my wedding, I did a few quick DIYs to make the day a little more special. I've been wanting to make glitter sunnies for quite a while (as my Pinterest board can attest) and then wedding seemed like the perfect time to do it. I used this tutorial from Delightfully Tacky as a starting point, but used the supplies I had on hand to create them.
Though I didn't get to wear them on the big day (torrential downpours are good luck, right?) I have worn them to festivals and pretty much every outdoor occasion this summer.
Cover the lenses with masking tape and cut around the edges with an Exacto knife. I also covered the part where the glasses sits on the bridge of your nose. When I had all the parts covered, I layered on one coat of Mod Podge and covered them in fine glitter. About three layers of the fine glitter did the trick to cover them completely. I finished them off by sprinkling a little chunky glitter on top, and coated the glasses one more time.
After they had fully dried, I removed the tape and cleaned up the glasses a bit, touching the glitter up here and there. Donezo!
I had a few false starts with these. Fortunately for me, I keep a number of cheap sunglasses on hand for projects like these. I spray painted a base coat of pink for first pair, but the paint easily chips off. I wouldn't recommend doing that. With enough glitter, you can cover the original color of the glasses completely.
I also tried to mix a chunky glitter with Mod Podge Hard Coat, which is another no bueno. By the time I coated the glasses three times with the mix, the glasses looked strange and misshapen.
My recommendation is to go with a fine glitter and accent with a chunky glitter in the same color. Luckily for me, I happened to have both grains on hand, because I love magenta, guys. I love magenta.
Try it out, and let me know what you think!