Mar 18, 2012

Glitter Sunglasses

Hello, my name is Audra, and I ... am addicted to glitter.

Whew, glad to get that out in the open! Now that we have established that I am a glitter-a-holic, I can show you a fun little tutorial that I came up with this weekend. These glasses, much like my Glitter Sole Heels, are sure to make you {SHINE}!

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Turn an ordinary pair of sunglasses into a head turning accessory! People pay $100 or more for statement piece sunglasses, but you my friend can take a $14.99 pair of sunglasses and do it yourself! This project cost a whopping total of $20.00. If that doesn't tickle your frugal fancy, I don't know what will!

Materials:
Target Sunglasses - $14.99
Mod Podge - Gloss - Owned
Martha Stewart Fine Powder Glitter - $5.00
(This particular color is Smokey Quartz)
Paintbrush - Owned
Clear nail polish - Owned
Paper plate - Owned
  1. Clean your sunglasses so there is no debris on the arms
  2. Mix a small amount of Mod Podge - Gloss with a small amount of glitter
  3. Paint on a thin layer of your Mod Podge / glitter mix
  4. Immediately sprinkle on a layer of dry glitter on all areas of the arms
  5. Lightly tap off any excess glitter
  6. Lay the sunglasses on the front of the lenses so that the arms are sticking straight into the air and allow to dry for at least one to two hours
  7. Paint on a thick layer of clear nail polish on top of the glitter
  8. Return to the drying position and allow to dry for another hour
  9. Test your sunglasses by touching the arms and make sure they are dry
  10. If there are no tacky areas, run your fingers over the arms and feel for "rough" spots. If you find an area where you can feel the glitter grains, apply another small amount of clear nail polish and let dry
  11. When your sunglasses are dry and relatively smooth you are ready to turn heads, enjoy!


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