It’s Pride Month, and that means getting your rainbow on for parades and parties that celebrate the LGBTQ community. The perfect accessories? These perfectly easy DIY Pride Sunglasses. Print out our free downloads, get out your craft supplies, and turn ordinary sunglasses into FUNglasses.
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It’s easy—these aren’t going to take you a long time to make. Do an extra pair or two and hand them out at a Pride Parade or party!
They can’t be too fun—they just can’t be. It’s Pride! Making a statement is the whole point—celebrating and wearing your pride on your sleeve is what it’s all about. Go big, go sparkly, be your fabulous self.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- FREE downloadable designs
- Round sunglasses
- Card stock for printing
- Hot glue, craft glue and/or double-sided tape (hot glue and tape can be peeled off fairly easily which is handy for do-overs and if you want to remove the fun for everyday wear)
- Scissors and/or craft knife
Plus whatever you have in your craft stash, including (but by no means limited to):
- Glitter tape
- Glitter glue
- Metallic/shiny/rainbow anything
Most important pro tip
Experiment and go crazy—the templates are just jumping-off points. Glue stuff on. Glue more stuff on. You’re not going to make a mistake. They’re wild Pride sunglasses.
We started with the rainbow hearts look.
Then added strips of glitter tape that matched the colors on our print for extra sparkle.
If you’re using glue, it’s best to dot it around the edge of your sunglasses, so you don’t obstruct your vision. Also easier to remove!
We accented this pair with a triangle featuring the additional colors of the Progress Pride Flag.
Of course, we have a version in transgender Pride Flag colors…with bonus glitter-glue accents on the white stripes.
Gemstones make excellent add-ons. And you can spell out any message or name you want in alphabet beads.
To give your pom-pom clouds some dimension, start by gluing a base layer of poms to the sunglasses. Then put a dot of hot glue on a pom-pom and pop a few more on top.