How To Turn Your Sunglasses Into A Wearable Work Of Floral Art

Look as cute as Regina Spektor in the "Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)" video.
Publish date:
January 31, 2014
DIY, accessories, arts and crafts, crafts, projects, Regina Spektor, Sculpey, sunglasses

One celebrity "lookalike" I usually get hasn't actually been mentioned on xoVain, though I did get it on Jane! You'll probably be surprised because we couldn't be any more different. For one, she's got blue eyes, curly hair, and is Russian.

Enough speculation: the person in question is none other than the supremely talented Regina Spektor.

Weird, right? Maybe it was because I had a perm at the time, but I do know that at least three people sent me a text message when this video came out.

Maybe they think I like dancing in front of houses with radios in my spare time?

Obviously, I'm flattered. I worship at the altar of Begin to Hope. I'm not convinced I see the similarities myself, but I thought I'd do a little something in honour of Regina anyway.

This isn't a makeup article per se, because Regina's go-to look is pretty standard: a red lip, usually in her favourite shade, Mac's Lady Danger. Instead, I thought I'd take a little inspiration from one of her cutest videos, "Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)," and show you how to make those really cute floral glasses.

Flowers are probably the last thing on anybody's mind during in the middle of winter, but a girl can dream.

Obviously, you could just buy some fake flower trinkets, glue them onto an old pair of glasses and call it a day. But that's not what I'm about. I am about oven-bake clay (reintroduced into my life by my crafty little cousin, Sam), patience and a glue gun. By the way, Sculpey, do you need a craft wiz? 'Cos I'm your girl.

The glasses are done in pastel colours, so we are going to mix some colours together to get the colours we want. To do this, you basically keep rolling two colours together until they become one.

To make the petals, break off a tiny piece of clay and flatten it out into a petal shape.

Roll it into a cone shape.

Continue adding more petals to the sides, until you form the complete flower.

Slice the bottom of the flower with a knife; this will make it easier to glue the flowers onto the glasses later.

Make some tiny leaves and bake everything!

Using a glue gun, glue the flowers and leaves onto your chosen glasses.

OK, so this does take some time and patience, but think of all the wonderful things you can make with clay! The hair clip possibilities are endless.

Finally, Regina, if you're reading this, love you, what's up? Congrats on your baby!