DIY Decorative “Reading” Glasses

diy festive frames

Whether you’re dressed to the nines or sporting the ugliest sweater you can find, the holiday season (or as we like to call it — party season) presents the perfect opportunity to show off your personal style. That’s why this winter, we’ve challenged crafty DIY bloggers with the task of transforming our shades into holiday glasses that are 100% unique. Check back each week as we feature new frames or browse the entire batch of DIY-ed styles here.

Today’s lit-inspired glasses come from Beth of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market.

diy decorative book glasses

Materials

diy decorative book glasses supplies

  • Glasses with clear lenses (I used these)
  • Garnet paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Pages from an old book

 Step 1

diy decorative book glasses step 2

Start by sanding down the frames with a piece of garnet paper.

Step 2

diy decorative book glasses step 1

Next, you’ll want to apply a layer of Mod Podge to each temple of the glasses.

Step 3

diy decorative book glasses step 3

Cut or tear strips of paper from the book of your choice and arrange the pieces on the sunglass temples while the Mod Podge is still wet.

Step 4

diy decorative book glasses step 4

Once you’ve covered as much of the frames as you’d like, allow the paper to dry completely — and you’ve got yourself a new pair of faux readers!

diy decorative book glasses finished

completed diy decorative book glasses

 Thanks again to Beth of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market for teaching us how to DIY literature inspired glasses for the holidays!

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