It’s Pride Month, and that means getting your rainbow on for parades and parties that celebrate the LGBTQ community. Hallmark Designer Katie K. came up with these perfect—and perfectly easy—DIY Pride Sunglasses. Print out our free downloads, get out your craft supplies, and turn ordinary sunglasses into FUNglasses.
How to make DIY Pride Sunglasses
What you’ll need
Round sunglasses (we used these)
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):
Katie’s 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 glasses.
For this look, we added strips of glitter tape to that matched the colors on our rainbow heart.
Dot the glue around the edge of the sunglasses, so you don’t accidentally obstruct your vision.
We added the pink triangle at an angle for an asymmetrical look.
Of course we have a version in transgender Pride Flag colors…with bonus glitter-glue accents.
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 layer to the sunglasses. Then put a dot of hot glue on a pom pom and pop it on top.
And why would you not add gold stars to pink pom poms?
Katie says: 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!
A reminder from Katie: “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.”