Painted Sunglasses DIY

These cute sunglasses were a little find from a thrift store… maybe a year ago. I enjoy them just the way they are…. but, I felt they needed a little something extra! That’s when I thought, “Hey, how about painting with nail polish?” I have a ton of polish…. and, I have some precision tip Q-tips. Perfect!

Supplies needed to make these Painted Sunglasses DIY:

  • a pair of sunglasses
  • Q-Tips Precision Tips
  • a couple colors of nail polish (I used a turquoise, red, and blue).

The how-to:

1. Gather up the supplies. Dip your Q-tip into your nail polish. Let the paint soak into the Q-tip a little, dip it in the paint again and pop a little dot on the glasses. Repeat that step over and over (using as many nail polish colors as you’d like) until you’re happy with the amount of polka dots on your glasses.

I did need to do a couple of coats for the red dots. If you need to do this, just let the paint dry first (should be pretty fast drying time) in between each coat.

2. Add a clear top coat polish (using the same method as above with a Q-tip) to seal in the paint.

3. AND, you are done! Let it completely dry…. and, you are ready to look awesome in your newly painted glasses!

Get creative with your nail polish design! I think next time I will paint on some sweet little flowers. Please, let me know if you try this out! I’d love to see your end result. It’s a very simple and cheap DIY!

And, just a little funny side note: last year my mom mentioned that she didn’t really like these big sunglasses…. but, when I wore them the other day after their little makeover… she thought they were cute. Hee!

I was provided with Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs, a $25 American Express gift card and information about the product by Rocket XL. All opinions are 100% my own. You can find more ideas on the Q-Tips Facebook page.

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