• 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…


    Instructions
    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.

      
  • 5 comments

    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.

      hannah

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