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