Seeing Stripes DIY

Show your true colors by customizing a pair of sunglasses in six simple steps.


Big names in fashion like Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino have played with placing stripes on sunglasses. Create your own custom shades by adding candy-colored stripes to your sunnies.


Tools & Materials
• Clear nail polish
• Glue
• Scissors
• Sponge brush
• Sunglasses (white will really make the colors pop!)
• Tissue paper (various colors)



Step 1. Cut strips of tissue paper to fit around the temples.

Step 2. Mix glue with a little bit of water so that it has a thinner consistency.

Step 3. Adhere the strips with watered-down glue on a sponge brush, smoothing out bubbles as you go. Stack the strips so they create the desired striping pattern.


Step 4. Trim the excess paper, leaving enough to fold onto the backside of the temples.

Step 5. Wrap around the remaining tissue paper and adhere.

Step 6. Once dry, coat the temples with a layer of clear nail polish.


The result is quick, easy, and gives your glasses a look that’s truly unique! If you’re looking for more do-it-yourself ideas for your glasses, be sure to check out our DIY glittery frames or DIY polka dot glasses posts!