Friday, September 21, 2012

diy: Lace Aviator Sunglasses (Valentino Inspired)



This morning, I made a pair of Valentino inspired sunglasses. I'm so in love with this project! It's super simple and uses materials (nail art decals) in an unconventional way. 



The original Valentino Lace Aviators, above, are $295 (photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue). When I came across them yesterday, I couldn't help but think of nail decals. We can thank my love for beauty products (Ulta is my heaven, aside from Michael's of course) and photographic memory. While the Valentino pair is pushing $300, my DIY version cost me barely $7.





See how I made it below! >>









Supplies:

- Aviator sunglasses
(I purchased mine at Goodwill for $1.99 a few years ago)
- Nail art decals in floral or lace designs
(The decals I used were purchased at Sally Hansen Beauty Supply for about $4.50)
- Tweezers, optional






1) Wipe the lens clean before starting. Beginning in the top corner of the lens, apply decals along the edge.




2) You can add as many or as little decals as you'd like. The number of decals will use will also depend on the size and type you are using. I used a total of 4 of the largest decals on one lens.





3) I decided to accent the "lace trim" with the smallest decals (the tiny roses). I added one to each end.




4) Repeat on the other lens.




5) Smooth out the decals and press firmly to secure.







So easy! And for MUCH cheaper than the Valentino pair.





Happy weekend xo!





37 comments:

  1. So clever! Love this, gonna try to do it! :)

    xx
    http://www.sevenoutfits.blogg.no

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  2. this is such a great idea! thanks!! :D

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  3. I love these! smart, looks good and save $$$. all hot topics! xox, d.

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  4. This is such an awesome idea! I have to try this

    http://thelittletexan.blogspot.com/

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  5. These are super cool - I'm a fan. I love your blog - I'm folllowing!

    I've just started blogging over at http://saskiasattic.blogspot.co.uk/ Perhaps you'd be kind enough to pay a visit?!

    Thanks, Saskia ♥

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  6. Awesome idea! It looks super easy. I'm definitely doing this.

    http://glitter-mint.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is such a great idea!! And what a bargain too. You're full of cleverness =)

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  8. LOVE the idea! This is something that I'll need to try!! Pinning this right now!

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  9. this is soo kool! i was looking for new sunglasses but this diy can make my old sunglasses look new!

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  10. What an awesome idea! I am definitely going to do that to my glasses :) Thanks for the DIY

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  11. I actually like your version better than the Valentino.

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  12. What an amazing idea, thumb up for that! Did you do it for yourself or you have inspired from somewhere else, will certainly looking for you another creative post. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. WOW! That's so clever! I LOVE IT!!!

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  14. They look so so cute.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

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  15. Found you on Pinterest & I'm so glad I did! You're so crafty and talented. These are adorable!

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  16. So pretty!
    They look perfect ^_^

    http:jessiicadeacon.blogspot.com

    Jessica xoxo

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  17. This is awesome! I actually like yours a lot more than the Valentino pair!

    Xo, Kelsey

    http://www.trashtotrend.blogspot.com

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  18. This is great!!! And very clever!!

    Love it :)xx

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  19. Great idea! Never thought of using nail decals for this!

    tht-christina.blogspot.com

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  20. I Loooooove this, definitely doing it, so simple yet so cute

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  21. Love it because it's so simple to do, and you don't need super expensive glasses to rock this look!

    scotch-or-duct-tape.blogspot.com/

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  22. These are adorable and awesome!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  23. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW LOVE IT!!!!!! KISSES FROM MEXICO!!!

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  24. ahhh! doing this! so smart! thanks for the idea

    xxxo rima

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  25. Very creative


    Sewunlikely.blogspot.com

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  26. LOVE this diy! Great idea, even though it is so easy :)

    x

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  27. These are great ideas! Congratulations. Greetings from Mexico. :D

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  28. that's quite surprising...i have never used nail art decals before.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

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  29. This worked out very well! Thanks for the great idea!

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  30. So much cuter than the valentino's!

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