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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29 comments :

  1. What a cute and simple idea! love it girly:)

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  2. Awesome!! I LOVE glitter!! I would love to do this for my little girls sunglasses too:)

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  3. I love this!! More glitter tutorials please ;)

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  4. I love glitter too. It's like the crack of the craft world. I went so far as glittering my kids action figures one night for the hell of it, they thought it was awesome. Super cute glasses!

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  5. Ha! These are great! I love your glitter tutorials!

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  6. Awesome job! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-6.html



    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. I am loving those!!!! So stinkin' precious! ♥

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  8. I love all things glitter too!! Or rhinestones...love me some rhinestoneS ..LOL

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  9. Very fun Audra! They look awesome! Found you thru Hope Studios! Your invited to link up at my place for Wild Wednesday! Come over and show them off! :)
    Melody

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  10. My kind of DIY...simple and cute! New to your blog and glad to have found your creative space on the web:D

    Chandra
    astylishlittlelady.blogspot.com

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  11. I love these! Perfect way to sprue up some normal sunglasses. I would love for you to share this at my link party http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-3.html

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  12. These sunglasses are perfect!! I love em! Also your hair is gorgeous!
    Found you through the VWB link-up.
    Leah :)
    loveandshorts.blogspot.com

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  13. Great idea,thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Mondays :)

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  14. Hello from Greece! Really cool makeover! :-)

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  15. Awesome! New twitter follower stopping by from the toot your horn Tuesday hop. I co-host the Creative Corner Hop every Monday. Feel free to come and link up. It is open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  16. These rock! I was thinking of getting new sunglasses for vacation, but maybe I'll just glitter a pair I have. Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays!

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  17. I can't wait to do this for my daughter's glasses...Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  18. wow these are fab! They would make a great gift too!!

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  19. LOVE all your glitter ideas!!! Simply wonderful.
    I'm so glad I found your blog after search LLR's Link Up today!!!

    Thanks for sharing these awesome sunglasses.

    Ashlie
    http://goldenandlovely.blogspot.com

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  20. These are awesome! I need to make some right away before I head to FL for Spring Break. I will be stylin on the beach. Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  21. How cool! How fun, too. That's creative talent! :)

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  22. These sunglasses are super fun! I just glittered my cell phone case. You can check it out here:
    http://coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com/2012/03/glitter-iphone-case-or-why-not.html

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  23. Thanks for linking up at The Winthrop Chronicles last week, these sunglasses will be featured tomorrow!

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  24. These are fantastic what a great idea. I think glitter can make pretty much anything better :)

    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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  25. How did the glasses hold up?

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  26. Love it! Watched the tutorial on Youtube and I am SOOO making these for my daughters prom!! Keep up the creativity! :)

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  27. Love!!! I need to do this! So cute!!

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