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DIY: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

Fall is here! Even though it’s still pretty warm in New York, you can feel it in the air. Why not to celebrate this beautiful season with my first DIY project on this blog?! With the very floral DIY…

I've been meaning to do this DIY for several months now… I even bought all the supplies needed and pictured the design in my head. Never did it! Until today... After listening to the rain for the whole day I finally felt like I have to do that. And it doesn’t matter that it’s fall already if you have flowers in your heart! :) Besides, florals are still incredibly trendy this Fall/Winter 2012/2013 season. So, if you’re not tired of your closet in bloom, this is a nice chance to be creative and open-minded about winter prints.

Got inspired? Here are the simple DIY tips on how to make flower embellished sunglasses.

You will need:
- a pair of sunglasses
- floral embellishments
- glue or glue gun

I found out that the best place to buy floral embellishments is eBay.com. The variety of forms and colors is incredible and prices are unbelievably low. Just search the site for resin flatback flower cabochons and pay attention to the size. My flowers are 10x10mm and 15x15mm.

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

First of all, I’d suggest you play with your pair of sunglasses for a while and think about the design. The final result will be much better and accurate if you know where exactly you want to place your flower embellishments from the very beginning.

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

In contrast to many other similar DIYs, I'd recommend you go symmetrically. Don't do the whole one part first and then another. Go flower by flower on both sides. That way you'll be able to cover any design flaws if necessary and the finished sunnies will look much accurate.

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

Don't be afraid to go outside of the main frame. Be creative! Include the arms in your design as well.

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

Think of using floral embellishments in different sizes, colors and types. It will give you more styling opportunities later. Or go with the flowers of the same color as your sunglasses. I'm actually thinking about decorating another pair, black on black this time.

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

Be very accurate with the glue, especially near the glass. You surely don't need any stains. Not applying a small amount of glue to the backside of the flower as I intended before, but applying the glue onto the sunglasses themselves just before placing the flower perfectly worked for me and helped me to avoid any flaws .

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

If you decorate both the frame and the arms, be careful - don't place the flowers too close to each other. You should be able to fold and unfold the sunglasses easily, without breaking the embellishments.

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

The last step is unfold the sunglasses and let them dry for several hours. Make sure they dried completely before wearing to avoid eyes irritation caused by the glue.

Voilà! The beautiful flower embellished sunglasses are ready to wear!

The Wind of Inspiration DIY Project: Flower Embellished Sunglasses

34 comments:

Thank you so much for reading and commenting, for all the love and support that never go unnoticed! And please share if you enjoy the post! xo, Victoria

  1. So beautiful post! Absolutely great photos ♥

    Lots of love,

    Nicoleta

    REINVENT YOURSELF

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  2. Like this a lot!! Great blog, follow you now and also on FB ;-)

    XxX
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  3. thank you so much! i already follow you, hope you do same <3
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  4. awesome DIY! the sunglasses become so dope! <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  5. This is neat; thanks for sharing!

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    Elvia
    The New Outlet:http://the-new-outlet.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow,amazing sunny.*_*
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
    My Blog

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  7. thank you for your lovely comment and following me, i already follow you :)
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/CoeursDeFoxes

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  8. Such a fantastic idea...love this! I'm definitely going to DIY some of my own (and you could really use anything).

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow amazing sunnies ! Graet diy job ! <3 ...Would You like to follow each other ? just let me know :)

    Daggi
    http://daggisway.blogspot.com/

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  10. Thanks,for your comment.^^
    Do you start with the follow on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
    Follow you then back...

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  11. super cute DIY post! Great job Victoria!!!

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  12. I love this DIY! Now following.

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  13. Wow! Like it so much!! Well done!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Www.fashionburo.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow!This looks amazing honey!Great job!;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  15. great blog! :)
    i follow you too
    kisses
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  16. This is such a great idea! I love everything with flowers! I just have to find something like these and I am totally glamming up a pair of sunning! love your blog dear! Following!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  17. such a cute DIY. cool idea :)

    xx
    flyingfeather;
    http://tonergrey.blogspot.com/

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  18. don't know if i will ever wear a pair of these, but they're cute!


    follow each other?
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  19. Nice idea!!!
    Following you on facebook and twitter!!
    Would you follow me back?

    Kisses

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  20. OMG...I love projects DIY, and this one is sooo cute! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  21. Hi Victoria :)
    I'm following you now on GFC and bloglovin (#49)....and I clicked the "♥like button" on your posts, to show some love ;)
    Hope you follow me back<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  22. These are awesome! I love me a good DIY and these just went on my list! Great blog! :)

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  23. Now following you with GFC and on bloglovin!!!
    Please follow me back!!

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  24. This DIY is amazing! I love the finished look! Amazing post.

    xoxo,
    Meera

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  25. THIS IS SO FREAKING GREAT! You are a genius! Totally gonna try it!

    http://cottoncandycookie.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love the flowers you used! I love DIY's. I also created a little DIY sunglasses project too that will be posted soon :-). Great job

    mycrushcouture.blogspot.com

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  27. Awesome!!! what a fun idea!
    big fan of DIY! come to see my blog

    http://coudsmoidressing.canalblog.com/

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  28. love this! quite the diy! plan on doing it too :)

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