How to customize cheap sunglasses and showcase your individual style
Summer may be over, but even as the days get shorter, for those cold bright times when the sun is lower in the sky than at other times of year, a pair of sunglasses can still be an essential accessory. The tricks shown here will give your sunglasses a special and unique flair to make them stand out from the crowd. Your sunglasses from the dollar store will now look like an unmistakeable designer piece with an elegant, one-of-a-kind look.
For the first idea, glue half-pearls around the rim of the glasses. You'll find these at most dollar stores or at craft shops.
Most half-pearls already have an adhesive backing but they don't last for long. That's why you should remove each pearl individually and take off the adhesive and replace it with a drop of superglue.
To make sure the pearls are perfectly arranged, you should first attach them with the adhesive pad, and then remove them — even if that creates more work. You can then gradually glue them back on.
This is how the finished glasses should look and the pearls are now firmly attached. If you want to make it a bit more extravagant, use colorful rhinestones instead.
For the second variation, you have to pop the lenses out of the frame. This is usually very easy to do with most glasses.
Tape off the inner rim of the glasses to keep them spotless. Now spray the entire pair of glasses with a primer. If you paint the glasses without primer, then the paint can be scratched or chipped quickly.
Depending on what kind of primer you use, the color of the glasses changes. Next tape off the lower half of the glasses.
Do the same on the inside so that the result on all sides is perfect.
Now apply the acrylic paint on the glasses. After drying...
...tape off the upper part of the glasses and paint the lower half.
Now you just have to put the lenses back into place.
This is how the stylish sunglasses look. If you have a steady hand, you can also paint stripes or dots.
For the last idea, you need some small plastic roses. You'll find these on the internet or at a speciality shop with an adhesive underside (often called cabochon).
If you know how you want to position the flowers on the glasses, then you can attach them with jewelry glue. Now you're done!
These are the finished glasses. They are definitely an eye-catcher for the spring season.
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Get ready because everyone is going to want to know where you got your amazing sunglasses. Maybe you have other ideas for how to make a designer piece from an inexpensive pair of glasses?