Glitter Glasses

(If you’re looking for the CAMEO giveaway, it’s one post down)

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I posted these and the general how-to on Facebook, but I know that a lot of you don’t Facebook and you can’t pin stuff from there, so I’m posting it here as well.

You’ll need:

Painter’s tape
Craft Knife
Primer
Glitter Blast
Glitter Blast Clear Sealer
Glasses

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Now, I wouldn’t recommend doing this to a pair of $250 glasses or whatever, but we get most of Macy’s glasses from Zenni Optical (seriously…11 pairs in assorted colors for less than ONE pair of boring brown at the eye doctor) and I would DEFINITELY recommend doing it to an inexpensive pair from there. Open-mouthed smile

Tape off the lenses with painters tape.  Get a really good tight seal and trim the edges carefully with the craft knife.  Do the inside and the outside.

The trick with all of this is to go slowly and allow plenty of drying time.

Give the glasses a coat of primer.  I tried one pair (dollar store reading glasses to make sure my technique was good) without and the glitter didn’t stick as well.

After the primer, coat with Glitter Blast.

After that has dried, coat with the Glitter Blast Clear Sealer.

Carefully peel off the tape…like I used a pin to pry up a tiny corner so I wouldn’t scratch the lenses.

And you’re done!

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Now, I don’t know how these are going to “wear”, because that hasn’t happened yet.  I’ll update if something goes horribly wrong, I swear!

Comments

  1. Adrienne C says:

    Oh mah goodness. I so very much want to do this now but I have thin frames, my next pair shall be thick and this I will do! Awesome, thanks so much for sharing!

  2. HeatherM says:

    FUN idea!! My DD would love spoting a pair of these beauties!!

  3. More sparkle is always better!!!

  4. Super clever

  5. Can’t wait to hear how they feel after a little while. :) Let us know!

  6. GLITTER EVERYTHING!!!!

    super cool glasses.

  7. Thanks for the info on the company! I NEED new glasses so bad, but never want to spend the money because I mostly wear contacts. I am so happy right now as I am ordering them!!! :)

  8. Fabulous! I might have to Glitter Blast my sunglasses… That wouldn’t be too crazy, right?

  9. I love this craft and I am excited about a new place to find frames… I’m curious though, since I’ve never ordered glasses online – how do you make sure you get frames that fit properly? I have a round face (frames don’t always go wide enough, even if they technically fit on my head), and I have close-set eyes (sometimes I end up looking cross-eyed if the bridge of the frames is too wide). the “try it on” feature doesn’t seem entirely reliable, but maybe I am being far too skeptical!!

    • Hi ALKD,

      Although you may never get this, maybe it will help someone else. With Zenni Optical (and other online glasses stores) you can enter the measurements of your own well fit glasses to find glasses that are of an appropriate size for your face shape.

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  11. Come on, Zenni glasses, they are not fashion at all. If you’re walking the line between style savvy and budget buying, GlassesShop.com is the retailer for you.

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