Are you tired of your boring plastic frames? Maybe you just need a little more color in your life. This is an easy way to restyle your eyewear into something more bold and unique. I will be demonstrating a few techniques on 3 different pairs of glasses.

Step 1: Collect Your Supplies

A few easy to find items is all it takes.

- #000 Steel Wool

- Regular Elmer's White Glue

- Small Jewelers Size Screwdriver

- All Surface Spray Paint

- Mod Podge Gloss Finish

- Small Paintbrush

Optional items

- Syringe for Dispensing Glue

- Toothpick for Fine Detail Paint Work

- Tea Light Candle

- Crackle Medium

- Acrylic Craft Paint

<p>hi,did u try mod podge-hard coat or outdoor? perhaps is better form the red or yellow label as its more advanced and water resistant ?</p><p>thanks</p>
<p>that's a good idea</p>
<p>can you use the same method on metal frames?</p>
yes you can
<p>Love the idea of having unique eyeglass frames! Thanks for posting it.</p><p>Any reason you chose to use Mod Podge rather than spray acrylic for a finish?</p>
<p>Thank you. There are 2 reasons I avoided it. I have been in the optical industry for almost 20 years and have seen many adverse skin reactions to metals, silicone, and plastics. Mod Podge is a water based non-toxic sealer that should wear better for those with sensitive skin. </p><p>The other reason is that it's easy to get too much build up of a spray finish in the inner groove that holds the lens in place. This makes it extremely difficult to re-insert your lenses.</p>
<p>Thanks for your great tutorials. By any chance since you worked in the optical industry for 20 years... Would you know what kind of paint they use (uv resistant and skin sensitive) I am designing sunglasses and my team and I is trying to figure out what process could be done (paint, industrial paint) for our sunglasses. Usually there are in the plastic is injection moulded with the color... Or they are in acetate... we are going in a different route and need to paint them afterwards. If you have any cues it would be greatly appreciated. <br><br>Cheers, </p>
<p>Everything I sell at work is either injection molded or acetate. I just made these as an experiment. I'm not sure about UV resistant paints. I will say that whatever paint you use will adhere to the frame better if you rough up the surface a bit with some steel wool because the frames have such a slick surface.</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>Yes make sen.<br>Many thanks @chadmikell !</p>
<p>nice. I hadn't thought about changing the color of my glasses. Chadmikell's comment below does raise an issue though if you are someone that is prone to have allergic reactions to different substances.</p>
<p>casey neistat , hahaha</p>
Inspired by Casey Neistat?
<p>He is definitely a very inspirational guy. I never miss his vlog.</p>
<p>Wonderful way of spicing up your glasses. Nice touch with the distressed look.</p>
<p>Nice job brougham!</p><p>The mannequin faces were a nice touch.</p>
<p>Great tutorial! </p><p>There's no excuse for having boring, non-custom glasses anymore. Nicely done!</p>
Thank you very much.
<p>These are awesome! I love that crackle finish!</p>

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