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DIY Tortoise Shell Sunglasses Using Magnetic Nail Polish!

posted in Various
05/14/2015
  • We've all got those one dollar throw away Wayfarer style sunnies. Whether they were part of a halloween costume, a giveaway at a festival, or a survival tool at a super sunny summer wedding, it's likely you've got one, two, or maybe ten pairs of these classic shades lying around the house.
    We've all got those one dollar throw away Wayfarer style sunnies. Whether they were part of a halloween costume, a giveaway at a festival, or a survival tool at a super sunny summer wedding, it's likely you've got one, two, or maybe ten pairs of these classic shades lying around the house.
  • Here's how to trick 'em out!
    Here's how to trick 'em out!
  • Materials:
- sunglasses
– magnetic nail polish (we used Sally Hansen and China Glaze)
– painter's tape 
– optional: clear top coat
    Materials:
    - sunglasses
    – magnetic nail polish (we used Sally Hansen and China Glaze)
    – painter's tape
    – optional: clear top coat
  • For our first variety, we went for a straightforward tortoise shell pattern. Simply paint the sunglasses with the magnetic polish, use the magnet to create patterns, and you're done. For the sides, we rotated the magnet every so often to create a varied pattern.
    For our first variety, we went for a straightforward tortoise shell pattern. Simply paint the sunglasses with the magnetic polish, use the magnet to create patterns, and you're done. For the sides, we rotated the magnet every so often to create a varied pattern.
  • Simple yet chic!
    Simple yet chic!
  • For folks who want to get a little fancier, go for stripes! For these we simply used painter's tape, snipped it up and created a pattern on the sides of the sunglasses.
    For folks who want to get a little fancier, go for stripes! For these we simply used painter's tape, snipped it up and created a pattern on the sides of the sunglasses.
  • Twist things up a bit by using different colored magnetic polishes and magnets so you can make some super crazy patterns. Get creative!
    Twist things up a bit by using different colored magnetic polishes and magnets so you can make some super crazy patterns. Get creative!

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