DIY Cross Stitch Sunglasses

DIY Cross Stitch Sunglasses - illistyle.com

I have been on a total cross-stitch kick lately.  Seriously, like “Cross Stitch all the things!” And since summer is coming I thought it was time to try some Cross Stitch Sunglasses.  Try revamping an old pair to make these great DIY Cross Stitch Sunglasses. This was such a fun and quick little project.  (affilate links included) I snagged these cute aviators for $5 at Old Navy and dolled them up with… Puff Paint! Here’s how I did it:

Cross Stitch Sunglasses with puff paint - illistyle.com

I took highlighters in colors corresponding to my Puff Paint and created a template on some graph paper.

cross stitch sunglasses template - illistyle.com

When I was happy with my design, I tried to place the paper behind the sunglasses, but between the “non-reproducable blue lines” and the highlighter the paper looked white. So I was forced to free hand, but you guys know from my Eyelet Lace Painted Stool situation that I have no fear of free hand.  I probably should have a healthy reverence for it as I mass up a lot, but it doesn’t scare me.

Cross- Stitch Sunglasses progress - illistyle.com

I created the pattern just as I would if I were cross stitching, I did all the “stitches” in one direction, starting from the top, left to right, and going toward the bottom.  Then I set the glasses aside for about an hour.

Cross Stitch Sunglasses with puff paint - illistyle.com

I then came back and finished the other direction of the stitches and let them dry.  I showed them to Ava and asked to take her photo in the grass.  I said “Sit right there…” and she knelt down and did this pose:

Embroidered sunglasses - illistyle.com

OMG my child just Zoolandered me.  I half expected her to say “Merman, Dad, merman!”  But seriously, shes 4. I have trouble on my hands, don’t I?
Embroidered sunglasses - illistyle.com

Embroidered sunglasses - illistyle.com

It’s amazing how the right accessories can make a girl feel fabulous!

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Comments

  1. So adorable! Hope the sunglasses last. Mine don’t seem to last long enough! I keep misplacing them.

  2. All this talk about cross stitch got me on ebay searching for cheap cross stitch kits! I haven’t done it in years and now I miss it.

  3. Seriously, April, those are so cool!! Can she give me posing tips, please?
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  4. Oh good Lord. She is workin’ it!
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