I can’t even tell you how many hours I spent making friendship bracelets as a kid! There were the V ones (super hard), the braids, diamonds, beaded ones, the list goes on. Using these fun Lolita sunglasses as a canvas, I thought it would be cool to inject a little nostalgia for my childhood into a project and personal style – as well as a little nostalgia for the warmer weather that usually went along with summer camp-style crafting. Who wouldn’t want to rock some embellished sunglasses like these this Valentine’s Day? Or any day, really?
embroidery floss in a variety of colors
sunglasses or glasses
school glue or Mod Podge (optional)
Pick your first floss color and tie it to one of your sunglasses’ bows with a square knot.
Push the knot to the front end of your sunglasses’ bows. Bring the long end of the floss to one side of the bow and then under it, as shown.
Bring the spool end of the thread in between the bow and the other end of the thread.
Hold the short tail of the thread and tighten the loop of the long end around it.
After a couple knots, your glasses will look like this.
And here’s the whole process animated. (I really can’t help myself – I just love making & watching crafty GIFs.)
When you’ve added the amount of thread you like, you can trim the thread from the spool, leaving an inch or two of a tail. Join your next color of thread by tying a square knot around the first thread color’s tail. Slide the new color up into place so there’s no gap, and loop the thread around the bow just like before.
You can alternate colors however you like, or not at all. This easy project can be used to adorn any pair of glasses to make them awesome.
If you want to preserve your floss creations so they last a long time, you can seal the thread in place by painting a layer of Mod Podge or school glue over the whole thing – it’ll dry clear and last!
The sunglasses used in this post were provided by Sunglass Warehouse, and as of this writing, are currently on sale.