DIY Floral Sunglasses
Hey gals! Our eyes are the most sensitive to the sun and we need to give them a dose of TLC with sunnies. But keep in mind, essential doesn't have to mean boring! I recently got these pink shades from Five Below for $4. They were really cute by themselves, but I wanted to add some pizzazz, some extra oomph. So, I used nail polish to create a floral pattern on the frames, and they instantly looked better. And that's what I'm going to show you today.
The colors I chose specifically match my pink glasses, but you may want to pick different colors depending on the color of your frame. Standard black glasses are the best because all colors of the rainbow pair well with black so you have a lot more choices. Okay, enough talking. Let's get this tutorial started. Lean back, sip some lemonade, and get ready to transform your sunnies!
Step 1. Pick which pair of sunglasses you want to decorate. Choose your nail polish colors based on the color of your frames. If need be, swatch the nail polish on a tissue and hold it next to your frames to ensure it matches.
Step 2. Using a dotter, add dots all over the frame. Don't clutter like-colors. Try to diversify it as much as possible. It makes for a better pattern! Let the glasses dry. This takes roughly about 5-10 minutes.
Step 3 & 4. To make the flowers, you will want to use a different color than the dot, otherwise the petals won't stick out. Draw the petals for all the like colors first and then move on to another color dot. To draw the petals, dip a thin brush in the nail polish color and draw curved lines around the dot. They don't need to be perfect!
Step 5 & 6. Draw the inside of the flower by adding three tiny dots in the center. Use the tiny brush to make the dots. They will come out cleaner this way. You can always add more petals to the outside of the flower to correct or hide some of your mistakes. Repeat from step 3 until all the colored dots become flowers!
Hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial! The best thing about this is that none of it is permanent. You can use nail polish remover to get rid of your design and start all over!
See more great DIYs from May at her blog, La Vie en May!