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15 Ways to Customize Your Reading Glasses

There are plenty of styles of reading glasses available in the stores, but they’re not necessarily the best colour or style for you. The beauty of being a DIY enthusiast, however, is that you can transform them if you just get a little bit creative!

Check out these 15 crafty ways of making your reading glasses look more unique.

1. Jimmy Choo-inspired star studded glasses

Jimmy choo inspired star studded glasses

Inspiration & Realization suggests adding a few star-shaped metal studs along the arms of your glasses to mimic an edgy Jimmy Choo design. This let’s you get the look without paying high designer prices!

2. Baroque-inspired glasses

Baroque inspired glasses

If you’re very inspired by whimsical looking Baroque era style, then these glasses featuring embellishments made from polymer clay are perfect for you. Check out how to make them on Inspiration & Realization.

3. Anna-Karin Karlsson-inspired glasses

Anna karin karlsson inspired glasses

Tiny plastic blossoms make for a pretty, feminine embellishment! Check the beading or scrapbooking sections at your local craft store to find some like these ones that were featured on Inspiration & Realization.

4. Glittered glasses

Glittered glasses

Readers reminds you that glitter always has a place in DIY! Nothing will jazz up your regular old reading glasses more than sparkling them completely. Just be careful not to get it on the lenses!

5. Pink polka dot glasses

Pink polka dot glasses

Sunglass Warehouse suggests a fun colour scheme and tiny white polka dots as a glasses decor solution! You could create this effect by painting the arms and the dots with plastic safe paint, or by wrapping the arms in white dotted washi tape.

6. Book page glasses

Book page glasses

Have you ever considered taking the term “reading glasses” very literally in order to transform your pair? Check out how Sunglass Warehouse customized these ones using pages from an old book!

7. Clay roses and acrylic bead glasses

Clay roses and acrylic bead glasses

If you’re feeling very funky, these Pinterest glasses covered in tiny clay roses and fun plastic beads are a great way to spice up your look and really make people notice you! Gluing the embellishments on is simple.

8. Candy cane frames

Candy cane frames

Crafty Chica shows you how to transform white frames into a fun pattern using a very finely tipped permanent marker. We love that you can draw lines of all different thicknesses!

9. Patina painted reading glasses

Patina painted reading glasses

A Colorful Journey guides you step by step through the process of using plastic-friendly patina paints to create a super fun, colouful effect all across your plain frames.

10. Chunky beaded glasses

Chunky beaded glasses

Glasses embellished with many beads look great because they’re full of texture. Pinterest is full of inspirational ideas of this style, but we loved the chunky accent beads on these ones especially!

11. Beaded Lolita glasses chain

Beaded lolita glasses chain

Sometimes the best way to spice up your frames is to add to the look as a whole rather than altering the frames themselves. This cute classes chain by Handmade Charlotte is whimsical, unique, and perfect for summers spent reading in the sun.

12. Simple beaded glasses chain

Simple beaded glasses chain

Readers suggests picking your favourite colour of bead and going with it! As long as the loops on the ends of your DIY chain hold the glasses arms properly, then this project is extra easy.

13. Button glasses chain

Button glasses chain

This glasses chain featured on Pinterest is both completely adorable and also a great way to reuse some of the craziest, most unique old buttons in your DIY or sewing stash!

14. Pearl glasses chain

Pearl glasses chain

Inspiration & Realization shows you how glamorous and elegant using pearls all along a glasses chain can look. This style is fun because of the shine of the pearls, but also slightly more formal than some other designs.

15. Nylon wrap sunglasses strap

Nylon wrap sunglasses strap

If you’re very into 80s and 90s fashion trends coming back to life then this adjustable nylon glasses cord is right up your alley! Popsugar pictures the lanyard with sunglasses, but we know it would look just as throwback chic with your reading glasses instead.

Do you know someone who’s always complaining about their boring old reading glasses? Share this post with them for a little bit of eye wear inspiration!