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DIY Sparkle Sunglasses

I’m obsessing over glitter these days, and everything is getting a little sparkly makeover. Today I want to show you a really easy DIY project that will make a simple pair of sunglasses into a fabulous pair — it’s a fun gift, or just an easy way to upcycle an old pair of unused glasses.


  • Sunglasses
  • Glitter (fine grain — I used coarse grain and it catches on my hair a bit)
  • Painters Tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge Brush
  • DIY Sparkle Sunglasses 1 of 7

    Click through for the tutorial for this fun and easy project!

  • Materials 2 of 7

    Start off with your sunglasses, glitter, mod podge, and sponge brush. 

  • Tape It Off 3 of 7

    Use a bit of painters tape to cover up the lenses so just the arms of the glasses are exposed. 

  • Glue 4 of 7

    Spread a thick coat of mod podge over the outside of each arm. 

  • Glitter 5 of 7

    Now sprinkle the glitter over the glue, wiping off any that gets on the inside or sides where you don't want it. 

  • Seal 6 of 7

    Let the glitter dry for 24 hours and then spread a thin coat of mod podge over each arm to seal the glitter. (I found it easier to dab it on with the brush rather than spread). Let dry completely. 

  • And you’re done! 7 of 7

    A fun accessory for any time of the year! 

Find more of Merrick’s style and writing at Merrick’s Art

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