Make a Thing: DIY Sparkly Flower Sunglasses Because You’re Fancy

Header by Rory Midhani

Header by Rory Midhani

Ah yes, summer, statement-making time! Give these shades a try for a retro yet updated look that can help boost your DIY street cred.


Can’t you just see these with a kick-ass Instagram filter laid on?

Sparkly Flower Sunglasses


You will need:

1. Carefully pop the lenses out of your glasses. Set them aside.

2. Spray paint one coat of metallic gold on the frames and flowers (How smart is Hansen, btw? I now do all my spray-painting inside a cardboard box). Let dry completely. Add another coat if you need to to make sure the frames are totally covered.step1

3. Spray paint the gold glitter on the frames and flowers. I’ve used this spray paint a couple of times in the past, and I’ve found it lands the most glitter when used in short bursts. Apply as many coats as you want (with dry time between each) to reach desired level of bling.

4. Using your hot glue gun, attach the flowers to the end pieces.


5. Pop your lenses back in and you’re done!




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Hannah Clay Wareham

Hannah Clay Wareham blogs about DIY projects, recipes, and inspiration, over at the Homesteady, where Martha Stewart meets Liz Lemon (and LL picks the donut shop).

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    I have like three pairs of old, crappy shades I’ve been hanging onto because I KNEW one day I’d be able to make my own little embellished pair(s) – thanks for the tips on where to find the little resin baubles! YAY!

  2. I’m not usually good at crafts, but I really want to try this one.It looks so good!

  3. I’m not doing this exact thing because sparkly gold isn’t really my style/doesn’t go with everything, but it did inspire me to simply spray paint my old prescription sunglasses ($16) instead of ordering new ones just ‘cuz my frames are ugly (black and white checked cat eye, which seemed SUPER COOL when i was 17 but is getting a lil old, though the shape is great). so thanks for that!!

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