Valentine Costume Glasses
Ahhhhh, tis the season of love!
Red and pink hearts are everywhere.
New Year’s celebrations lasted all of 15 minutes before the balloons and confetti were quickly discounted and pushed aside to make room for cute stuffies, boxes of Valentine cards, and gummy hearts.
Forget that champagne at midnight thing – red roses, chocolate boxes, and bags of conversation hearts are what you need.
Love is in the air, indeed.
If you hear a bit of sass in what I’ve written, you’re hearing it correctly. Valentine’s Day is my least favorite holiday.
Don’t get me wrong – I love the whole LOVE thing, but roses don’t even crack my top 10 in fave flowers.
And chocolate? I’m still trying to shed the pounds left behind by the candy I ate in October.
But, if there is one thing I do like about Valentine’s Day, it’s the excuse to wear a costume.
Not everyone shares my enthusiasm for holiday garb, so we’re keeping it simple today.
Whether you are a costume enthusiast needing a spunky accessory, a costume minimalist, or even costume resistant – this one is for you.
If your workplace has a costume day and you just aren’t that into it, or you want to keep it simple but still have a unique look, I got your back.
Let’s get started.
Hacking Some Valentine Costume Glasses
We will need:
Plain, heart-shaped glasses
Hot glue or E6000
Embellishments – I’m using mini pom poms and craft gems
Jewelry tweezers (optional)
No More Boring
First up are the pink novelty glasses and a pack of mini pom poms.
Before we get crazy with the glue, determine if you want to embellish your glasses in a pattern or if you want to go with random placement.
I decided to go with a pattern, so I organized my mini pom poms in the order I wanted on my glasses.
Next, begin gluing the poms onto the outer edge of the glasses frame.
Continue adding the pom poms around the frame until you have surrounded both hearts.
For another level of extra, add some embellishments to the earpiece but take care not to glue the earpiece to the frame.
Clean off the lenses, and your Valentine costume glasses are ready to wear.
From Boring To Bling
I used two sizes of red and clear craft gems on the red novelty glasses.
The Sticky Notes
I used hot glue, which most people have on hand, but it may not give a permanent hold when used on slick plastic.
The upside of a temporary hold to the glue is that you can peel off the decoration if you want to return to plain novelty glasses or try a different embellishment.
E6000 or other glues made specifically for plastic will hold better, but they take longer to set up.
Rose Colored Glasses
Now, this is my kind of Valentine’s Day.
I love these, especially the pink ones with the pom poms. But tell me, which one is your favorite?
I’ve got a couple more last-minute Valentine’s costume accessories coming soon. *Hint – you can see one of them in the pics above.
Until next time, keep creating.