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DIY! Flower Embellished Frames for Spring

April 18, 2014

When the New York City sky drops a hail storm on you in April, it’s time to call upon the spring gods of DIY. Yes, they exist. Spring is a feeling, you see, and when you create springy things, you manifest springy-ness! Another explanation is, fun DIY projects keep you busy while you wait for the weather to get a clue… Either way, it’s DIY time.

Earlier this month the festival madness, paired with some super cute glasses I saw on Nasty Gal, inspired me to whip up a pair of flower embellished frames. They are officially all the rage, but not a justifiable purchase.

I ordered up some pastel floral cabachons and whipped out my tacky glue. The result? My favorite new accessory! Instructions below.

blue hair flower frame glasses floral spring diy (1)

blue hair flower frame glasses floral spring diy (1)

DIY! Flower Embellished Frames for Spring

spring floral flower frame glasses diy

You’ll need…

 A pair of frames (lenses can be clear or shaded, depending on the look you want and how functional you want these to be).

 Tacky glue (my favorite is Fabri-Tac—it’s similar in drying time and texture to hot glue, except not hot).

 Floral cabachons, or charms with flat backs. I got mine super fast from this amazing Etsy shop: Whimsy and Pop

spring floral flower frame glasses diy

 Step 1

Kind of a pre-step, but important. When selecting your glasses, be sure you actually like the way they fit on your face. It’s easy to grab cheap frames and glue stuff on them, but if you want to enjoy them, try a bunch on until you find a pair you adore.

spring floral flower frame glasses diy

 Step 2

Hold your frames carefully in one hand while squeezing the tacky glue onto the frame, careful not to spill it over on the lens. Do this in small sections, because the glue dries quickly.

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 Step 3

Firmly press your floral cabachons down over the glue. They should stick right away as the glue begins to turn to a rubbery texture. If you can still move them around a lot, add more glue and try again.

spring floral flower frame glasses diy

 Step 4

Repeat all the way around one side, and let dry. Yes, I know you’re excited, but you have a high chance of ruining your frames if you don’t wait! You’ll probably have to handle the DIY’d side at some point while finishing the second side.

spring floral flower frame glasses diy

Scrumptious!

spring floral flower frame glasses diy

 Step 5

Repeat the process on the second side, and let dry thoroughly (I recommend overnight, but you can wear them in a couple of hours if you absolutely must show them off like, tonight). You can fold the frames and lay them down if you see any of the cabachons sliding downward during the drying process.

spring floral flower frame glasses diy

 Step 6

Take those babies for a stroll! Here, Becca shows us just how adorable these frames can be. Is she a cartoon princess or what?!

blue hair flower frame glasses floral spring diy (1)

blue hair flower frame glasses floral spring diy (1)

blue hair flower frame glasses floral spring diy (1)

Now it’s back to the creative lab for some green tea and crafty experimenting. Exciting announcements and more DIY on the way…

Have an amazing weekend!

P.S. Special thanks to Becca and Erin for contributing their time and creative energy to this post—they are two of my favorite ladies ever!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2014 10:13 AM

    Cute and fun!

    • April 23, 2014 11:42 AM

      Isn’t it? Try it out! I would love to see the results xx

  2. April 23, 2014 12:50 AM

    This looks easy and fun to do, thanks for the tutorial!

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