I've noticed lately while cleaning that I have amassed a large-ish collection of those 3D glasses you get when you go to the movies. I know, I know: "But you're supposed to RETURN those when the movie's done!!" Well I don't. I figure if I have to pay an arm and a leg to see a movie, I'm damn well going home with a parting gift!
Well, the eco-friendly part of me had a FAB idea: Why don't I take those glasses and bling them out and REUSE them! That way I don't have to take anymore when I go to the movies, the ones I did take will get used again, AND mine will be the envy of ALL in the theatre! Win-Win-WIN!
How to Bling-out your 3D Movie Specs!
~ 3D Movie Glasses, mine are 'Real D 3D'
~ Decoupage Finish (Modge Podge, etc), I used Plaid brand
~ Really fine glitter, I used Martha Stewart in Sterling
~ Sponge brush
~ Plastic container
Pour a small amount of decoupage finish in your container. I didn't measure it out, but I didn't use a lot, probably about 1/4 cup. Pour in some of your fine glitter. Again I didn't measure, but always go with less, then stir, & then check to see how 'saturated' it looks. Add more if needed.
Dip the tip of your sponge brush in the glitter mixture and apply to the glasses. I started on one arm, then the front, and lastly did the other arm. I didn't do the backside of the glasses at all, and I didn't do the 'bottoms' of the arms because I wasn't sure how comfortable the glitter would be on my ears after 2+ hours of movie ;)
Be very careful not to get it on the lenses! If you do happen to get a bit on, use a Q-tip and some warm water to try and get it off.
For the first coat, I started with a brushing motion, but figured out halfway through that I was getting better results by 'tapping' it on. I made sure it was fairly thick, not dripping, but thick enough that it looked more white than black.
Let it dry between coats, the longer you can leave it the better, though with these ones as soon as it was dry to the touch, I put another coat on. Try to have a spot to hang them while they dry. I used my Ottlite lol
Add more coats until desired effect is achieved. I ended up doing 3 coats, I probably would have been fine with 2, but you guys know how much I love glitter lol
After 1 coat:
After 3 coats:
Now's the time that, if you so desire, you can continue blinging out your specs! Add crystals! Add bows! The sky's the limit! I chose to keep these ones fairly tame, but I have every intention of breaking out my super duper Martha Stewart set of rainbow glitters and making a rainbow pair lol
Now aren't these cuter than boring basic black??
Can't wait to see what you guys come up with. Tweet me your pics @Mostly_Mandy :)
Side note: I've had this post done for a while, but I've scheduled it to publish on the day that Magic Mike hits theatres. And no, it's not being released in 3D. Unfortunately.