Jennifer Lopez is the ultimate glam girl and there are few who can deny that! One thing that really stands out among the various accessories that she wears are her cat-eye sunglasses with the top corner glitter. Here is a simple DIY project involving little effort for maximum impact. We can convert a simple $5 USD sunglass into a $55 USD worth J Lo style sunglasses with a few minutes of effort!
This DIY tutorial is easy. If you are above 6 years of age and have some skills in painting, you should be able to complete this project easily!
Time requiredThis depends on the skill level. But even with the slowest speed, the project will be complete in an hour. Some time will be needed for the various coats of paints to dry.
If you already have the sunglasses, then the overall cost of the project will be under $10. The polish will cost about $5. If you own that too, then the project is cost-free!
1. Paint the base coating
Hold the sunglasses firmly in your lesser used hand (This will be the left hand if you are right-handed). Use the silver OPI polish to paint a silver base around the top corners of the sunglasses.
2. Applying the glitter polish
Allow some time for the base coat to dry. Once it dries up, start painting a second coat with the glitter polish. This will give the sparkle to the corners.
3. Final coating
Once the glitter polish dries out, finish off with a final, clear coat on top. Allow this coat to dry and your glittering cat-eye sunglasses are ready for a parade.
Frequently asked questions
Question: While painting the top corners of the sunglasses with silver paint, how do I ensure that the two sides are even?
Answer: With visual judgement , you will be able to ensure that the sides are even. However, if you wish to be perfect, you could make use of a silver sharpie to draw guidelines. These guidelines will help you stay within limits.
Question: Do the sunglasses have to be made of black plastic alone?
Answer: Technically, the sunglasses could be of any color. But here, we are attempting the J Lo kind of sunglasses and these are best made from black glasses.
1. The top coat should be uniformly done to keep the paint from chipping.
2. Ensure that you paint the strokes in one direction for best results.
Things to watch out for
1. In case you are using a silver sharpie to draw the borders, ensure that you cap it after use. Else, it will dry out.
2. Do not start painting a next layer before the previous one has completely dried out.