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 glam glasses come from Jessica of Two Shades of Pink.
I am declaring that the whole wide world needs clear, pink glasses with gold, sparkly bling on them. Because pink-and-gold sparkly things are just plain happy, and everyone needs to be happy.
I specifically made these as a New Year’s Eve must-have outfit accessory. I adore all the embellished sunglasses I have seen out there, but I love the idea of wearing a pair of embellished glasses at night — and these would be perfect for a NYE celebration! Golden confetti and some glitter? I’m all in.
Want your own pair? Here’s how I did it.
- Pink clear sunglasses (I used these)
- Liquid gold leaf
- Fine gold glitter
- Mod Podge (clear nail polish works well, too)
- Paint brushes
- Gold sequins
I used a bit of Mod Podge before adding the gold leaf, to give the gold leaf something to adhere to. I was hoping for a dipped look but I wasn’t a fan of how it looked, so I changed directions. But I liked having it as a gold base coat in case there were any gaps in the glitter (you would still see some gold).
After both the Mod Podge primer and gold leaf dried (maybe 30 minutes), I added Mod Podge again and sprinkled my glitter over a piece of paper. Each time, I would take the paper, slide the excess glitter back into my small bowl, and do it all over again until I got the coverage I was looking for.
I brushed the excess glitter off with a dry, soft brush.
Thanks again to Jessica of Two Shades of Pink for teaching us how to DIY sparkly glasses for New Year’s Eve!