I have a secret...I buy my sunglasses from the Dollar Store! That's right, my sunglasses never cost me more than $1! For some reason, I do not do well with expensive items, especially sunglasses, which is why I don't even mess around with a high end pair. If I lose my sunglasses, they get scratched, or break, no biggie since they were only $1!
The Dollar Store has actually come a long way in the sunglasses department. Their styles tend to be way more on-trend nowadays than in the past. When buying sunglasses from the Dollar Store, I tend to lean towards the styles in black. Since they are black, they are pretty boring. In an effort to give my plain sunglasses some pizzaz, I decided to look for some inspiration. I came across these pretty purple striped sunglasses from Kate Spade. They were so much fun and I knew I had to recreate them!
To create my own version of the Kate Spade sunglasses I was coveting, I grabbed some acrylic paint and clear nail polish. If you are wondering why in the world I would grab clear nail polish (and no, it was not to do my nails while my paint dried), it was to seal in my painted stripes so they don't chip! I am telling you, there are so many uses for nail polish in the crafting world! I think my sunglasses look pretty close to the real deal, but obviously won't break the bank.