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DIY: Embellished Sunglasses with Kastor & Pollux

Published 07/18/2014 by

Once we have a penchant for anything a lil’ kookier than your average, we took it upon ourselves to jazz up two pairs of sunnies from Call It Spring. Though they were fun, candy-coloured numbers on their own, all we needed was a little time and nail polish to kick them up a notch. So grab your CrEaTiViTy HaTz, boys and girls, we’re goin’ on a DIY adventure!!!!!!!!!!!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Call It Spring sunglasses with a thicker frame
- Masking or painter’s tape
- X-acto knife
- White nail polish
- Scissors
- Black nail polish

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STEP 1:
Completely cover the lenses in tape

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STEP 2:
Use an X-acto knife to trim the excess

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STEP 3:
Coat the frames in 3 layers of white nail polish. Be sure to wait for each layer to dry before applying a new one!

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STEP 4:
Cut 4-inch pieces of tape lengthwise into thinner strips.

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STEP 5:
Space the tape strips equally across the dried frames.

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STEP 6:
Coat the exposed parts with black nail polish.

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STEP 7:
Carefully peel off the tape. We didn’t wait for the black nail polish to dry to avoid cracking or chipping. You can also touch up any stray marks using nail polish remover.

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STEP 8:
Set the sunglasses to dry before wear — preferably surrounded by plastic flowers because #cute.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Call It Spring sunglasses with a thicker frame
- Masking or painter’s tape
- X-acto knife
- Scissors
- 2 packages of Call It Spring costume jewellery with sizable flower beads and stuff
- Glue gun
- White nail polish

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STEP 1:
Completely cover the lenses in tape and use an X-acto knife to trim the excess.
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STEP 2:
Break apart the costume jewellery using scissors.
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STEP 3:
Use a glue gun to begin a floral collage of sorts.
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STEP 4:
Coat the frames in 3 heavy layers of white nail polish. Be sure to wait for each layer to dry before applying a new one!
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STEP 5:
Carefully peel off the tape. You can also touch up any stray marks using nail polish remover.

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STEP 6:
Set the sunglasses to dry before wear. We put ours on a decorative porcelain skull because #interiordesign.

Now you’ve got two pairs of funky eyewear to protect your peepers ~in style~. Long gone are the days of squinting in the sun and causing damage to your corneas. You’re welcome!!! We love you too!!!

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