Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DIY Flower Sunglasses

I fancy myself quite the crafter. I am not. Sutton is, she is like a renegade Martha Stewart. It was one of her coping mechanisms when we got cut off - she went on a "If you won't buy it for me, I'll MAKE IT MYSELF binge." But I am not as talented and it makes me sad all day - because especially now with DIY being quite on-trend, I am constantly bombarded by amazing projects that seem. SO. Easy. And they're SO not. Everywhere you look, a blogger is saying "Oh, you can't afford that amazing designer such-and-such? No prob, just make it!" It would be easier and faster for me to train to be a firefighter and then take the graveyard shift and save up the money to buy such-and-such, trust me. 
But every now and then, there comes along a project so easy that even I can do it - there's hope for you, yet, my fellow spazzes and craft rejects. If I can do it, you can, and so there will be those few designer such-and-suches we can actually re-create. 

This is a DIY I am particularly proud of. In a perfect example of what I'm talking about, since I first saw these sunglasses by A. Morir, I have seen the flower sunglasses DIY on some amazing blogs like HonestlyWTF.com. But I had to try it myself, because only if I can do it is it actually insanely easy.  


And a few other designers did them, too, for SS12. I NEEDED them. But the price tag was a tad steep for something so of-the-moment. So I figured I'd make 'em. But I knew what would happen. The same that always happens. You see, in my head, my version would look just like above - what could be so hard about sticking some flowers on sunglasses? Inevitably, though, I knew my creation would turn out looking more like this:

(Image via http://www.rustyzipper.com/shop.cfm?viewpartnum=199011 - isn't this HORRIFYING?)

I was wrong, though. This was so easy - almost too easy. You've seen this done on worship-worthy blogs like HonestlyWTF.com - but that girl is talented, so now watch a total failure do it. Proof you can do this in a hot second.

First step: Scour Etsy.com for your porcelain flowers. You can packs of pretty li'l ones for amazing prices, like 6 for $1.00 - that happened. Par exemple, check out this deal, 8 for $2.59 (and in black, how cool):


Here is my assortment:


Second step: Buy sunglasses. I got mine at H&M for $9.95 because I'm cheap like that sometimes and I highly recommend it. Cat-eyes, y'all:


Third step: Acquire a hot glue gun. If you have a Martha-like friend like C, this should be no problem.


Fourth step: It will be hard to balance the flowers on the glasses without gluing, so don't worry too much about planning it out before you glue. Instead, just think about the pattern you want to do carefully before starting, making sure to complement the shape of your frames. Then start slowly - these suckers won't come off - from the corners. I recommend going side to side, so do one at one corner, then the one at the other corner and back and forth - it helps with symmetry.


Until you get...


And then finally...


Ta-DA!

Ready for their close-up...


THERE. Amazing and pretty and everything. Make sure you wear them all the time to prove to everyone that you're not a crafting reject. Except at night or inside because you know what we all think about people who do that.

Handbags and Hugs,

Astor

3 comments:

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