Trick out your shades for the raddest beach style around

A pair of sunglasses is the summertime wear you just can’t do without. What other accessory can sit so comfortably in the middle portion of a Venn diagram marked “cute” and “practical”? Personally, I never go anywhere during these months without my trusty (faux) Wayfarers. I love their classic shape, but being the craft-minded lady I am, I started looking for a way to style my sunglasses up a bit. The solution: embroidery floss. By wrapping and gluing the colorful thread around the stems of your sunglasses, you can have a fresh new accessory in no time!


  • Sunglasses
  • Two colors of embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

Craft away:

  • Dab a small dot of glue on one stem of the sunglasses, close by the lenses. Attach one end of a piece of embroidery floss to the glue.
  • Wrap the embroidery floss around the stem of the sunglasses until you have a 1-inch stripe, gluing as you go.
  • Continue wrapping and gluing the embroidery floss, alternating colors, until you have covered the stem.
  • Repeat the process on the other stem, and let the glue dry completely.
  • Wear your stylish new sunnies out on your next summertime adventure!
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