28 May 2012

DIY Miu Miu glitter sunglasses


So I, like many other peepz, have fallen madly in love with those Miu Miu red glitter sunglasses. After much consideration, I realized that they looked DIYable. So, above you can see how I did it, but here's some more detailed instructions:

You will need:
- A pair of sunglasses similar to the Miu Miu shape, I used these ones.
- Glitter glue (I went with the same color as the Miu, but you could do any color!)
- Gloss coat/varnish
-Patience...and a paint brush
- Masking tape

1) Cover the lenses with masking tape, this is vital if you want to be able to see out of the glasses when you're done...which I think you might.

2) Begin applying layers of glitter glue, this was the hardest part because there was more glue than glitter in the paint so I had to do about 8 coats (you may have to do more or less to completely cover them). If you want to speed things up, you could try mixing your own glitter glue using very fine glitter and clear drying glue (e.g PVA) to make more concentrated glitter glue.

3) Leave them to dry, I had to leave mine overnight. They may look lumpy, but once the piant dries the layer of glue will flatten out.

4) When they are completely dry, cover the dried glitter in a couple layers of gloss paint. Make sure you cover them well so they are shiny, and so the glue doesn't begin to peel off.

5) Rock out with your DIY glasses out.

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44 comments:

  1. That looks really easy! :)

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  2. What an easy DIY; saves you so much money. :D

    If only I could DIY those twisty Prada sunglasses that are everywhere. I loved those.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  3. AnonymousMay 28, 2012

    these look fabulous! <3 xx

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  4. They are awesome! LOVE them. x

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  5. they look amazing! brilliant diy

    Julia x

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  6. ooh those look so good! i just might have to try this diy out because i really enjoy putting glitter on things (who doesn't?) x

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  7. Wow they look so cool, and so much like the Miu Miu ones! xx

    www.opalintheclouds.blogspot.com

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  8. That is so clever! Am impressed <3

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  9. AnonymousMay 28, 2012

    Lovley! You are talented Camilla , and You have great style! Yech world needs people like You! Greetings Anja.

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  10. that;s a very cool one, loved

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    x

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  11. Wow, they turn into a whole new pair of glasses! They look so good!

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  12. Awesome idea and so much cheaper! xx

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. That looks so cool, too bad I can't find any glasses who suits me, really ! :/

    Bisous,
    http://fragmentdestyle.blogspot.fr/2012/05/lord-i-dont-know-which-way-i-am-going.html

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  14. ah such a good idea!
    The sunglasses are lovely!

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  15. nice idea!!!
    It's so cute :)

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  16. This is such an easy DIY! But I really like it! I might do this myself!

    xoxo, Laura

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  17. woow such a cool idea :)
    x

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  18. cool diy! love it :)

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  19. wow this is so amazing!! such a wonderful idea <3 xxx

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  20. They came out amazing! Such a good idea!

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  21. Beautiful creation! This is a great idea! We learned new.. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. wow interesting! i like it.

    nice blog btw, i would love if you could also take a look at my blog :)

    Figure of Chic

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  23. Really cute, but I want to see you with them!!

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  24. I am so totally trying this on the weekend.

    x

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  25. They look AMAZING! Love your blog!!

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  26. looks amazing! great tips! xx

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  27. This is SUCH a good idea and I already know which pair of glasses i'm going to try this with

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  28. They look really good!

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  29. Oh, they are so cute!

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  30. What a good idea they are soooo cute!
    By the way, nice blog

    See you xx

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  31. I need to do this! Amazing idea of you don't mind me asking where did you get the original sunglasses? Xx

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  32. super cute! I wish I could wore contacts so I could wear sunglasses, my huge glasses give me rather unfortunate tan lines every year haha
    xx

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  33. how cute love lvoe lvoe this

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  34. what a fun, cute, and easy DIY


    xx

    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com/

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  35. lol i love your licking face comment. seriously can't stand anonymous rude comments. ;)

    btw, love your blog! definitely following you!

    xo jenny
    www.jennymichellely.blogspot.com

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  36. Tolle Idee. Sieht sehr schön aus.

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