DIY | Dolce & Gabbana inspired Sunglasses

Dolce and Gabbana Sunglasses | Fall 2012

Dolce and Gabbana Sunglasses | Fall 2012

So you can see why I wanted a pair of these sunglasses, so I thought why not try and DIY it myself. And being the make, do and mend sort of person I am I went to the nearest craft store and bought what I could find.

So what you’ll need is:

A pair of sunglasses (you’ll get a few pairs for free with a magazine like Glamour)

Bostik Glue

Nail polish in desired colours

White Nail Polish (as a base coat)

Clear Nail Polish

Flowers (I bought these big plastic ones as well as those paper crafty ones)

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | What you'll need

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | What you’ll need

So I know it doesn’t seem logical to use the paper ones but what I figured is if you coat it enough in nail polish it will become like plastic, and you know what, it did. So while you’re watching your favourite series paint these flowers in a white base coat during an ad break then leave them while you watch your show then during the next ad paint another coat.

*Tip* It’s easier to paint the flowers in sections so you don’t get your hands dirty and the paint all blotchy.

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | Paint a white base coat

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | Paint a white base coat

Once the base coat has dried say about 15minutes then start painting your flowers in your desired colours. Dolce and Gabbana have pastels but I didnt have those shades of nail polishes so I just used the colours I already had. (and yes this included my Esse but no worries there will be a more fabulous colour next season). If you can find beautiful flowers in a porclein or plastic then don’t bother to paint them, like I did with the light pink big flower.

Yet again once your beautifully painted flowers have dried, cut off the wire as close to the base as possible. Lol those were the only scissors I could find at the time.

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | Pick Your Colours

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | Pick Your Colours

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | Cut off the wire

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | Cut off the wire

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | DIY

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | DIY

Now for the fun part, play around with the flowers you have a create a pretty pattern that you prefer. I reworked two pairs of sunnies because it was that much fun. Then finally glue em and stick em, then let it dry overnight and Voila!!

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | DIY

Dolce and Gabbana inspired Sunglasses | DIY

Image Credits: StyleSociety.co.za and Style.com

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