DIY New Year's Eve Glasses

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Written by:  makelyhome
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Once my husband and I became parents, our New Year’s Eve became less about the two of us and more about all of us as a family.  As you may have noticed, I spend a lot of time creating fun little things for the kids around the holidays, and NYE is so different. 

This time, I wanted to put my own little spin on the traditional NYE glasses.  They are hard to find in kid’s sizes, so I decided I could easily DIY my own version. 

I bought a pair of inexpensive  kids’ sunglasses - they were about £1/pair - and popped the lenses out.  In hindsight, it would have been better for me to buy sunglasses in a similar colour to the glitter I would be using so that the glitter would cover better, but live and learn.
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I looked for MDF numbers to glue to the top of the glasses to represent 2016, but I couldn’t find any locally.  So, I cut some out of M DF that I already had on hand.  You could easily use cardboard or any other kind of heavy card - just make sure that the material is fairly strong so that the weight of the glue and cardboard isn’t too much for them to handle. 

With my  glue gun, I attached the numbers to the top of the sunglasses.
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Then, I set up my glitter station.  I always  glitter in a baking dish lined with foil.  It’s a great catch all so glitter doesn’t go all over your house, and then you can pour the left over glitter back into the bottle using the foil. 

Using gloved hands, I went outside and covered the glasses and numbers in spray adhesive.  Then, I rushed inside and glittered my glasses in the glitter dish.
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I left the adhesive to dry and then shook off the excess glitter.  Then, I went back outside and sprayed the glasses with clear glitter sealer, which keeps the glitter from constantly flaking off.  I use clear glitter sealer every time I glitter something, and I’m amazed at how well it works.  It also doesn’t dull the glitter, which is something I was really worried about the first time I tried it.
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The result?  Completely adorable!  My daughter loves her 2016 glasses, and now she’s all ready for New Year’s Eve.
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Do you include your children in crafting and getting ready for big holidays?

Looking for more new ideas for New Year’s?  Check out my other New Year’s themed guides:  
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