DIY – Polka dot sunglasses

diy polka dot sunglasses

I never buy expensive sunglasses. Not that I don’t like them, but I always lose or break them. I just don’t think I’m made for expensive, breakable stuff. That said, I do like to buy sunglasses. The best thing about Β the cheap ones is that you can buy a bigΒ variety of them for just a few bucks. And you can craft with these sunglasses. I mean; what is there to lose? You can always buy a new one. I have a pair of sunglasses lying in my car and I really think they need a makeover. They are ready for polka dots! And really; this might be the easiest craft you have ever made!

read the full instructions on how to make these polka dot sunglasses after the jump. . .

diy polka dot sunglasses before

What you need for these fabulous polka dot sunglasses

– sunglasses
– paint (I use the same paint as I use for painting my furniture)
– toothpick
– sun (well you don’t really need the sun to make these sunglasses, but you do want to wear them when you’re done, don’t you?)

How to make polka dot sunglasses

I can tell you a long story about this craft… Well actually I can’t. There are just 3 steps on how to make these polka dot sunglasses:

1. Clean your sunglasses.
2. Use the toothpick and the paint to make little polka dots on your sunglasses.
3. Let dry and wear your fabulous polka dot sunglasses!

Ain’t that easy? This would also look great on white sunglasses with black polka dots! Pick your color of sunglasses, pick the color for you polka dots and have fun!

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    Hanni
    April 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Fabulous project. I love polka dots. Must do this πŸ™‚

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      Wilma
      April 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Thank you Hanni!

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    Abby
    April 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    How fun is that! I like cheap glasses too…I’m forever sitting on them and breaking them! I’m thinking a polka dot pair is in order!

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      Wilma
      April 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      I think I break at least 3 or 4 pair of them each year.. Hope this one lasts longer!

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    Dottie
    April 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    This are adorable! Love the polka dots! πŸ™‚
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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      Wilma
      April 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you Dottie!

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    Natalie
    April 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    OMG love them! I’m the same way with sunglasses – not so much breaking them but losing them. This is perfect. I’m going to share them on my blog!

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    selfsagacity
    April 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I am the same way about Sunglasses. I lose them all the time. They usually last about 3 months with me until I drop them or can’t find them. πŸ™‚

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    Jill
    April 4, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Ha ! What a fabulous idea for your own designer sunnies!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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    Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
    April 8, 2012 at 12:45 am

    This totally glams them up …great job!
    (and I picked you as a fave from Ginger Snap Craft’s party!)

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    Charlene@APinchofJoy
    April 8, 2012 at 6:26 am

    How fun! Love the “after” with the polka dots — what a difference. Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again soon!

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    air conditioning salt lake city
    April 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Now, why didn’t I think of this? Great, great tip! Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try out with silver/chrome paint so there’s a jewel-sparkle kind of effect! πŸ˜‰

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    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
    April 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button πŸ™‚ http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/04/your-whims-wednesday-54-and-features.html

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    Molly
    April 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your sunglasses on my blog today as a featured project at my *Get Creative* linky party. I co-hosted last week with {Wow Me} Wednesday at Ginger Snap Crafts, and I found your project there.
    You can find your feature, a brag button, and a creative linky party here…
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    Thanks so much!
    Molly

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    doro von Hand zu Hand
    June 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    cute idea!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

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