WhatIWore: Looking for a cheap and easy way to update your sunglasses? Here’s a quick DIY on my striped shades.
- Sunglasses (white or light frames)
- Tissue Paper
- Sponge Brush
- Clear Nail Polish
To start I had my dad help me remove the black bow on the corner of the shades. There is a little mark left over, but it doesn’t bother me!
Next I cut a strip of tissue long and wide enough to fully cover the side band. Using some watered down glue and the sponge brush, I delicately applied the tissue. Mega patience is necessary here! Once tissue is applied, gently smooth out.
Once the entire band is covered, I let the glue set up before trimming excess tissue.
Next I clipped around the curves of the side band, much like you’d trim a curve when you’re sewing.
Now glue excess to inner side of side band, slowly and carefully. Everything should wrap around smoothly.
Finally, once the tissue paper is dry, I coated the side bands with a layer of clear nail polish.
The entire project cost under $20 (I picked everything up from Target) and under an hour to complete!