• DIY: ColorPop Sunglasses

    This post is contributed by Michelle Edgemont. Find more of her beautiful work here.

    This season is all about bright color pops and unexpected details. Instead of purchasing a new pair of sunglasses, I used an inexpensive paint marker to jazz up a few old pairs I had laying around. Cheap, colorful, and crafty!

    Materials needed:
    -Basic sunglasses. The big, chunky plastic ones work best.
    -A variety of paint markers. I like the oil based Sharpies for bright colors and Elmer’s Painter’s Paint markers for metallics.
    -Your pretty face

    Keep reading to see the full tutorial…

    1. Pick a fun color of oil based Sharpie that will pop with the color of the sunglasses.
    2. Using a steady hand, color in the inside of the sunglasses, being careful not to get any on the lenses. Keep a Q-tip handy for any mistakes, the Sharpie will wipe off within a few seconds before it dries.

    3. Get crazy and draw a fun pattern over the bright color, like I did with the metallic silver polka dots and purple stripes.
    4. Let dry.
    5. Sport your flashy new sunglasses around town with their unexpected color pop.


    1. Kelly Tirman said… April 17, 2012 6:22 pm

      Love this idea. I will totally do this! I <3 Sharpies.

    2. Jenni Bailey said… April 16, 2012 12:41 pm

      Genius. I love this. It makes me feel much more optimistic about my dollar shop shades (I refuse to spend a lot on sunglasses since I am so prone to misplacing them).

    3. Marloes said… April 16, 2012 12:18 pm

      Oh I think you just saved me. I’ve got about 4 cheap pairs laying around in a drawer which I never wear, but I’ll try this!

      You think spraypaint would work too? I’m thinking it might not stick so well since it’s not oil-based. But taking out the glasses should be easy since it’s all plastic anyway!

    4. Lindsay Nieler said… April 16, 2012 12:08 pm

      A great way to revitalize old glasses!

    5. Hannah said… April 16, 2012 8:38 am

      This is a superb DIY, I remember re-vamping some old sunglasses with mod-podge and newspaper back in the day. I am tempted to do this DIY secondly because it’s awesome, and firstly because I love buying sharpies! haha.


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